British forward Elliot Bailey has joined Surrey Scorchers roster for the 2023/24 season from Canadian side Carleton.
Local boy Bailey, who is originally from Horsham, joined Carleton University in 2018 and at the beginning of this year lead to the side to the U Sports Canadian National Championship title.
The former Kent Crusader finished that game with a career-high of 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal. Last season he averaged 5.7 points and 5.9 rebounds.
Bailey graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Standing at 6ft 7’’, the new forward featured during Scorchers’ opening two home pre-season fixtures at Surrey Sports Park.
I’m excited to be joining the Surrey Scorchers. I used to come here and watch Guildford Heat play when I was younger, so it is an honor to now be able to play in front of the fans and help bring more wins to Guildford.
I'm delighted to add Elliot to our squad. he's coming off the back of a great college career in Canada and is someone that has been improving year-on-year since leaving Canterbury Academy in the UK. He is another versatile player to add to our front line, who can help us at both ends of the floor.