2012-13 SEASON: Finished his first season in Memphis and fifth in the NBA with averages of 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists on .419 shooting in 22.1 minutes in a career-high 80 games (four starts)... Shot .353 from three-point range and .836 from the free throw line... Gave the Grizzlies a scoring punch off the bench over the second half of the season, registering 14.6 points on .434 shooting over the final 16 games of the season and 12.3 points on .441 shooting over the final 40 contests... Set career highs in three-pointers made (71) and attempted (201), ranking second on the team in both categories... Posted 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 37.8 minutes as a starter with Memphis winning three of the four games with him in the starting five... Reached double figures in scoring in nine consecutive games from Jan. 23-Feb. 8 and again from March 15-29, the second-longest scoring streaks of his career... Recorded the two highest scoring totals by a Grizzlies reserve this season, netting 29 points on Feb. 5 vs. Phoenix and pouring in a season-high 30 points, one shy of his career high, on March 23 vs. Boston, one of two 30-point games by a Grizzlies player this season (Zach Randolph, 38 on Dec. 4 vs. Phoenix)... Tied a career high with 11 assists in only 17 minutes on Dec. 14 at Denver, becoming the first NBA player to record that many assists in that few minutes since the Los Angeles Clippers’ Randy Woods on Feb. 14, 1995 at Houston... Scored 19 points in a win on April 15 at Dallas, one of his four games this season to lead the team in scoring... Made several memorable, clutch plays for the Grizzlies, including blocking Miami’s Ray Allen at the rim, leading to a transition three-pointer in Memphis’ 104-86 rout of the Heat on Nov. 11... Made a step-back jumper and sank two free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Memphis defeat Cleveland on Nov. 26 in his first start of the season... Scored all of his 13 points on March 6 vs. Portland from the final play of the third quarter through the end of the game to help Memphis overcome a 17-point deficit and earn the win... Scored seven points in the final 11 seconds of regulation in Memphis’ home win on March 20 vs. Oklahoma City, including a three-pointer with 3.7 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime... Scored 10-plus points 28 times and scored in double figures 25 times in his final 40 games after doing so just three times in his first 40... Scored 20-plus points seven times and 30-plus points once... Recorded 10-plus assists twice... Inactive two games from April 7-9 due to a sore right knee... PLAYOFFS: Averaged 9.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.3 minutes in 15 postseason appearances... Scored a playoff career-high 19 points in Game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs on April 20 at LA Clippers.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: 2011-12 SEASON: Set career highs in seven major statistical categories, including scoring (11.4 points), assists (3.8), steals (0.77), minutes (22.7), field goal percentage (.424), three-point field goal percentage (.423) and free throw percentage (.852) in 31 games (11 starts)... Increased his averages to 17.8 points and 5.3 assists while shooting .450 from the field and .429 from three-point range in his 11 starts... Made a career-high six three-pointers in a 30-point performance on Feb. 6, 2012 at Washington... 2010-11 SEASON: Averaged 9.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 71 games (14 starts), splitting the season between the New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors... Averaged 4.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 13.5 minutes in 11 games for New Orleans... Recorded 10.0 points, 2.5 points and 4.0 assists in 22.5 minutes in 60 games (14 starts) for Toronto following a trade from New Orleans on Nov. 20, 2010... Upped his averages to 18.1 points and 6.7 assists in 35.6 minutes as a starter... Set career highs with 11 assists and eight rebounds on Jan. 24, 2011 vs. Memphis... Recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists on Feb. 22, 2011 at Charlotte, tying career highs by shooting 11-of-12 from the free throw line... With the double-double, became the first NBA player to record a points/assists double-double without a made field goal since Magic Johnson (April 2, 1996 at Charlotte)... Tied a career high with 31 points on Dec. 11, 2011 at Detroit... 2009-10 SEASON: Averaged 8.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 74 games (11 starts) in his second and final season in Portland... Made more free throws (201) than field goals (200)... Scored a career-high tying 31 points on Dec. 23, 2009 at Sacramento, setting a franchise record for points by a Trail Blazer making their first career start... PLAYOFFS: Posted 13.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 27.7 minutes in six games (two starts) against Phoenix in the first round of the 2010 Western Conference Playoffs... 2008-09 SEASON: Averaged 4.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 12.4 minutes in 53 games during his rookie season... Named the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 29.8 points in four games... PLAYOFFS: Made his first two postseason appearances, totaling six points in 11 minutes.
COLLEGE CAREER: In his lone season at the University of Arizona (2007-08), led the Wildcats in scoring (19.7 points) and assists (4.0) while averaging 2.7 rebounds on .458 shooting (.407 three-point shooting) in 35.7 minutes in 30 games... Earned All Pac-10 Second Team and All-Freshman honors... Garnered First Team All-District honors by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)... Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press... Was a finalist for the Wooden Award... Became the first freshman in school history to lead Arizona in scoring, as well as the first freshman to win team MVP since Sean Elliot (1985-86)... Reached 30 points in three consecutive games, becoming the first player in Arizona history to do so... Tied the mark for most points by a freshman in a Pac-10 game with a career-high 39 points on Feb. 10, 2007 vs. Arizona State.
PERSONAL: Son of Denise Bowman and Brad Bayless... Name is pronounced JAIR-id... Has an older brother, Justin... Named to the 2009 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team, though injury prevented him from participating... Tabbed for the 2008 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team alongside then-Trail Blazers teammate LaMarcus Aldridge... As a senior at St. Mary’s, was named to the 2007 McDonald’s All-American Team, as well as the 2007 Jordan Brand All-American Classic... A Parade and EA Sports All-American in 2007... Named Gatorade Arizona State Player of the Year during his junior and senior seasons at St. Mary’s... Won the gold medal in the 100 meters at the 9- or 10-year old junior Olympics in Seattle... Hobbies include golf, where he has made two hole-in-ones.