On this day in Boston Celtics history, point guard Jerryd Bayless was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1988. Bayless would play his collegiate basketball with the University of Arizona Wildcats for one season before entering the 2008 NBA draft, where he was selected with the 11th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers.
The Phoenix native would never suit up for the Pacers, traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts, and Brandon Rush soon after the draft. He would also play for the (then) New Orleans Hornets (now, Pelicans), Toronto Raptors, and Memphis Grizzlies before the latter team sent Bayless to Boston in a deal that sent back guard Courtney Lee.
Bayless would play just one season for the Celtics, playing 41 games and starting 14 of them.