Martell Bailey
Martell Bailey


Chicago, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170



2003-04 Mida-Major All-American

2004 All-Horizon League Second Team

2004 All-Horizon League Defensive Team

2003 NCAA Division I Assists Leader (8.1 apg)

2003 All-Horizon League Second Team

Horizon League Player of the Week (12/2/02)

2002 All-Horizon League Newcomer Team

2003-04 Highlights: All-Horizon League Second Team and All-Horizon League Defensive Team Mid-Major All-American...averaged a Horizon League-best 7.8 assists per game, which ranked second nationally, while owning a 2.3:1 assist-to-turnover ratio...dished out 10 or more assists on 10 occasions and no less than five helpers in 27 of 32 games...rated fourth on the team in scoring (7.8 ppg)...scored in double figures on 12 occasions, including a career-high 22 points versus Butler on Feb. 28th...totaled 10 points and five assists in UIC's NCAA Tournament loss to Kansas on March 19th...owned a team-best six double-doubles...recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists versus UW-Milwaukee on Feb. 5th...tallied 13 points and 11 assists at Butler on Jan. 31st while also adding a season-high tying seven rebounds versus the Bulldogs...posted back-to-back double-doubles with a 13-point, 12-assist game versus Illinois State on Dec. 13th, followed by an 11-point, 12-assist night in a win over Northwestern on Dec. 20th....recorded his third double-double of the season versus Loyola on Jan. 8th with 10 points and 11 assists...tabbed his fourth double-double with 12 points and 11 assists versus UW-Green Bay on Jan. 24th...set a new career-best with 15 assists, while committing just one turnover, at home versus Evansville on Nov. 25th...also tabbed a season-high six rebounds along with six points in the win over the Purple Aces...his 15-assist effort was the third-best in UIC single-game history and was the most assists in a game since Craig Lathen's 17 helpers back in 1984...recorded 12 assists in a 19-point win over Youngstown State on Jan. 5th.

2002-03 Highlights: Finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in assists (8.1 apg)...also led the Horizon League in the category....2003 All-Horizon League Second Team honoree...finished the season with a league-best 2.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio...owned six double-digit assist efforts while cracking double figures in scoring on 13 occasions...averaged a single-season best 10.0 ppg...just the second player in UIC history to total 200-plus assists in a season...his 244 assists tied for second most in UIC single-season history...tied his career best with 13 assists in the regular-season finale versus Youngstown State on March 1...tabbed his second career double-double with 14 points and career-high tying 13 assists versus UWGB on Feb. 1...dished out a career-high tying 13 assists, 10 in the first half, at Wright State on Jan. 29...posted first career double-double with 10 points and 11 assists versus Samford on Dec. 16...scored 18 points and handed out seven assists versus Detroit on Jan. 27...netted game-winning shot with :03 left in 73-71 victory over Southern Illinois on Dec. 14...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Dec. 2 after his stellar 20-point, nine-assist, seven-rebound effort in win at Illinois State on Nov. 30...snagged a career-high 10 rebounds at #10 Indiana on Dec. 7...scored 16 points while dishing out nine assists in UIC's win over Eastern Illinois on Nov. 24...pilfered a career-best five steals in the Flames' loss to UW-Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals on March 8.

2001-02 Highlights: Earned a spot on the 2001-02 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team after a stellar rookie campaign...appeared in all 34 of UIC's games in his first season while getting the starting nod at the point guard position in 21 outings...led the Flames in assists (4.8 apg) and ranked second in the Horizon League in the category...his 162 total helpers tied him for sixth with former Flame Willie Jett on the UIC all-time single-season assist list...dished out 10 or more assists on pair of occasions in his rookie season, versus Indiana State (11/18) and at Detroit (1/31)...owned a 1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio...averaged 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest...broke double-figures in scoring on nine occasions, including a 11-point, five-rebound effort versus #3 Oklahoma in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...tabbed 13 points and seven assists versus Detroit in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals...tallied six of his nine points in overtime in the Flames' win over Loyola in the Horizon League Championship on March 5...had a monster day versus Butler on Jan. 26, tallying a career-high 21 points and seven assists...banked in a 23-foot buzzer beater in UIC's win over UW-Milwaukee on Feb. 7...finished with 14 points, eight assists and a career-high seven rebounds in the game...netted 10 points and handed out eight assists versus Loyola on Feb. 16.....tabbed team-high 17 points and seven rebounds versus UWGB (Feb. 9)...tabbed nine assists versus Wright State on Jan. 28...tallied a team-high 11 assists, to go along with nine points, versus Indiana St. on Nov. 18 in his Flames debut...led UIC with 14 points (6-for-8 FG) at Southern Illinois on Nov. 29 while also pilfering a season-best three steals in the game.

2000-01 Highlights: Redshirted his rookie year due to NCAA Initial Eligibility Standards.

Prep/Personal Highlights: Capped off an outstanding career at Westinghouse High School as a First Team All-State honoree by the Chicago Sun-Times and Second Team All-State recognition by the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press ... averaged 14.5 ppg, 8.3 assists, 4.6 rpg and 4.1 steals last season ... shot 60% from the field, 37% beyond the three-point line and 70% at the charity stripe ... also earned USA Today Honorable Mention All-USA Team honors, IBCA All-State recognition and finished 10th in Illinois' Mr. Basketball voting ... was a member of the Public League All-Academic and All-Conference Teams as well as the Red-West All-Section Team ... helped Westinghouse to a 31-2 record last season and tallied 19 points and three assists against Aurora West in the state championship game ... as a junior, he registered 14.0 ppg, 6.9 assists and nearly 10 rebounds a game while hitting 52% from the floor and 72% at the free throw line ... earned all-conference accolades following the season ... during his four-year career at Westinghouse, the Warriors compiled a record of 132-3 (.978), including a 70-0 record on the freshman and sophomore teams, and collected four Chicago Public League conference titles and three city championships ... in May 2000, he played for Team Chicago at the Wendy's All-Star Shootout where he added 13 points and six rebounds to Chicago's 93-74 victory over Team New York ... born June 9, 1982 ... son of Linda Riley ... brother David was the 2004 Continental Basketball Association Rookie of the Year, playing for the Idaho Stampede.