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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Former Wagner College legend Terrance Bailey going back to school

Terrance Bailey decided it’s time.

After 30 years, he’s going back to school.

Bailey, a former star at Wagner College on Staten Island from 1983-87, will enroll in classes at his alma mater beginning in January.

“It’s going to be strange and amazing at the same time,” Bailey said. “It’s strange because I’m going back to school, but amazing because of where I’m going.”

Bailey, 50, said he’ll be working toward a degree in Education with a minor in Communications.

“It’s time to move to another chapter in my life,” said Bailey, who works for Mercer County waterworks and runs Game Over Basketball for area youths. “I always wanted to go back to my alma mater. It was something we were talking about for the last 4-5-6 years. I felt like this was the right time to go back.”

Bailey built quite the resume at Wagner. He’s the top scorer in school history, compiling 2,591 points and led the nation during his junior season, averaging 29.4 points per game.

His career scoring mark still stands as the Northest Conference record. He was elected to the Wagner College Hall of Fame in 2002 and is a member of the NEC’s 25th Anniversary Team.

Bailey, who also played at Ewing High, was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft.

He still attends Wagner games to this day, cheering on his beloved Seahawks.

Now he’s ready to add a degree to his list of accomplishments.

“The advise I would give anybody at any age is if the time is right to go back and get your degree, do it,” Bailey said. “Like the great coach Jim Valvano said, ‘Never give up.’”


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