Men’s Basketball • 1983-87
The most prolific scorer in NEC men’s basketball history, Bailey was previously selected to the NEC All-Decade team, 20th Anniversary and 25th Anniversary teams. His 2,591 career points are nearly 300 more than the next closest NEC player and his single-season point totals of 854 points as a junior and 788 as a senior rank him third and fourth, respectively, on the all-time conference list. Bailey led the nation in scoring (29.4 ppg) and was named the NEC Player of the Year as a junior in 1985-86. He won the NEC scoring title again as a senior (28.1 ppg) in 1986-87 and finished his career as a three-time first team all-league performer. Not just a shooter from the outside, the 6’2" guard also tallied 136 dunks over course of his career, including a legendary slam over 7’4" Marist center Rik Smits. The Trenton, NJ native was chosen by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 1987 NBA draft. Bailey is currently a school teacher in the Trenton, NJ area.
“Terrance Bailey to this day is the most exciting college player I have ever seen,” said Tim Capstraw, former Wagner head coach. “To see him with the ball in transition and take off and slam dunk on everyone, including 7’4” Rik Smits, were the single most exciting plays I have ever witnessed.”