Janelle Bailey

Name: Janelle Bailey (euro-bio)
Position: Center / Power Forward
Height: 193cm / 6’4”
DOB: May 4, 1999
Nationality: USA/Jamaican
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Recent: WNBA New York Liberty
College: UNC

Scouting: All-American. A force on the block as well as a strong mid-range player who is able to drive to the basket.  She can face up and has a sweet mid-range that is a lost art. She finishes well in traffic, great at retaining and utilizing the scouting report plays on both ends of the court, and is a defensive threat in the post. Can hit the 3-pointer and can create in transition.  

Career: Fifth player in school history to total 1,700 career points and 1,000 career rebounds … Finished her career ranked fifth in school history in career rebounding average (8.86 per game) and eighth in career rebounds (1,010) … Among all Division I players active in 2020-21, ranked fourth in double-doubles (44), sixth in career rebounds (1,010) and 18th in points (1,724), and was the highest-ranked current ACC player in each of those categories … Wore jersey No. 30 in 2019-20 in honor of teammate Jaelynn Murray, who missed the season with an ACL injury, but switched back to No. 44 for her senior year

2020-21: As a senior, led UNC in scoring (13.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 rpg) … Averaged 14.1 ppg vs. ACC opponents  … Recorded seven double-doubles during the season to finish her career with 44 … Ranked seventh in the ACC in rebounding, fifth in field goal percentage and fourth in double-doubles … Earned All-ACC honors for the fourth year in a row as a honorable mention selection … Top 10 finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award (nation’s top center) for the third year in a row … Named to the “Wade Watch” preseason list, one of 30 total and one of four from the ACC … Candidate for the Senior CLASS Award … Named one of 52 regional finalists for the NCAA DI Coaches’ All-America women’s basketball teams by the WBCA … ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 21 after averaging 19.3 points and 11 rebounds in games against Miami, Syracuse and Wake Forest … Preseason All-ACC team (voted by both coaches and media) … Scored a season-high 25 points in 24 minutes of play against Syracuse on Dec. 17 – she was 10-15 from the field and 5-5 from the foul line … Led UNC in scoring (19) and rebounding (12) in the OT win over Wake Forest on Dec. 20 … With 18 points and 15 rebounds in the home game against Miami on Jan. 11, registered her 40th career double-double in her 100th game as a Tar Heel … Scored 22 points at Syracuse, including 14 in the third quarter when she was 6-for-7 from the field .. Registered double-doubles in three of the season’s last four games and was just a rebound short in the other with 16 points and nine rebounds in the NCAA Tournament first round game against Alabama … Scored in double figures in 22 of 24 games … Only Tar Heel to start all 24 games

2019-20: As a junior, named to the All-ACC first team by the Blue Ribbon Panel and was an honorable mention selection by the league’s coaches … Top-10 finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award as the nation’s top center … Named to the Wade Watch list … Co-ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 3 following the Virginia and Clemson games, in which she averaged 23 points and 13 rebounds … Started all 27 games in which she played, but missed three late-season games with an injury … Top-10 in the ACC in scoring and  rebounding, averaging 14.5 points and a team-high 9.3 rebounds per game … Recognized prior to the Yale game for having scored her 1,000th career point in the final game of the 2018-19 season … Passed 1,200 career points in the game at Virginia on Jan. 2, becoming the 31st player in program history to reach that mark … Is the 19th player in school history to reach 1,200 points and 700 boards … Played 40 minutes in the win over NC State, limiting the Elissa Cunane, the Wolfpack’s leading scorer, to eight points … Scored a season-high 28 points vs. Miami … Her 10 made free throws (in 11 attempts) vs. the Hurricanes were a career high – she made nine in a row before missing one … Tied that mark with a 10-for-10 performance against Georgia Tech, accounting for half of her team-best 20 points. Also had 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season in a career-high 45 minutes … Season-high 17 rebounds in the homecourt win over Virginia

2018-19: As a sophomore, was a second-team All-ACC selection by the Blue Ribbon Panel … Top-scoring front court player in the ACC at 16.7 points per game … Led UNC in rebounding, averaging 8.7 boards per game … Scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games … Reached 1,000 career points in the season’s final game vs. Cal in the NCAA Tournament

2017-18: 2018 ACC Freshman of the Year … Honorable Mention All-ACC … Seven-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection … Named to preseason ACC Newcomer Watch List … Started all 31 games and led all conference freshmen in scoring, rebounding and double-doubles … Averaged 15.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game … Led the ACC with 3.6 offensive rebounds per game … ACC rankings: third in 10-rebound games (16), 4th in rebounding, 5th in double-doubles (13), 5th in defensive rebounds (5.5), 11th in blocked shots (1.2), 13th in scoring and 20th in minutes played (32.3) … Reached double figures scoring in 28 of 31 games … Top statistical performance of the season was a 30-point, 19-rebound performance at Wake Forest … The 19 rebounds was the most by a UNC player in nine seasons and the second most in the ACC in 2017-18 … Had a pair of 25-point performances against Hartford and Syracuse.

Prep: McDonald’s All-American • Naismith and WBCA High School All-America honorable mention • Five-star rated by ESPN • Ranked 4th best forward in 2017 class by ESPN • Unanimous selection on NC All-State team • 2017 Charlotte Observer Mecklenburg County Player of the Year and all-Mecklenburg County first team • 2017 USA Today All-North Carolina first team • Averaged 23 points and 13 rebounds as a senior • Led Providence Day to its eighth consecutive N.C. Independent Schools 3A state championship • Had 22 points and 22 rebounds in a 58-57 win against High Point Wesleyan in the finals • Four-time NCISAA all-state selection • Finished career with more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds

USA Basketball: 2017 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year • Won a gold medal at the 2017 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup playing for USA Basketball • Was invited to the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials in May 2017 • Member of the 2017 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team that claimed the bronze medal in Spain; started all seven games and averaged 9.3 ppg and 9.1 rpg.

More on Bailey: Daughter of Kim Monroe-Bailey and Hessard (Burt) Bailey • Has an older sister, Gisele (Gigi) Bailey

Contact

Shark Sports Management