NBA projection: Bairstow has been projected in the second-round to undrafted category.
Bairstow turned up on some All-America teams after helping lead New Mexico to the NCAA tournament. He was also chosen first-team All-Mountain West Conference and was chosen the MVP of the league’s tournament, won by the Lobos over San Diego State.
Key statistics: 20.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 bpg, 2.0 tpg, 32.9 mpg, .556 FG, .333 3PT, .741 FT
Cool statistic: Bairstow led the Mountain West in scoring and field goal percentage.
Reminds me of: Luis Scola
What Insiders Say
New Mexico coach Craig Neal
“I always tease him because four years ago he was a scrawny 6-8 kid coming to play, and now he’s a man. The thing about Cam, he’s supposed to come down here and do a press conference, but he’s up in the weight room lifting right now. He just does everything to get better. If I told him to go get better by eating dog food, he would eat dog food. He’s going to do whatever it is to get better. He’s got great finishes, he’s able to put in on the floor, and he’s blocking shots. He does the little things all the time.”
What Outsiders Say
Kansas coach Bill Self
"I thought in the first half, right in front of our bench, he was unbelievable. He was aggressive making left and right-hand hooks. Those aren't easy plays, especially when you're scoring over length.”