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2016 four-star forward Brendan Bailey commits to Marquette

Although he's in the class of 2016, Bailey won't be in Milwaukee until 2018.

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Steve Wojciechowski and company are breathing easy tonight, after 2016 four-star forward Brendan Bailey tweeted he had committed to Marquette.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s time to announce that I will be attending Marquette University to extend my career in Basketball. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Brendan Bailey (@brendanbailey35) <a href="">October 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Bailey, the son of former NBA player Thurl Bailey, has a bit of a unique situation. He belongs to the Church of the Latter Day Saints, and will be partaking a two-year mission before heading to Marquette. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Matt Velazquez, Bailey's scholarship won't go into effect until he officially enrolls in 2018.

Regardless, Bailey's commitment propels Marquette's class of 2016 to 21st overall, and second in the Big East, per 247Sports.

It is worth noting that former Arizona State assistant Stan Johnson is on Marquette's staff. Bailey originally committed to Arizona State, but once they fired coach Herb Sendek he reopened his recruitment.

Below is Bailey's highlight tape from the NBA Top 100 Camp this past summer.

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