By John Elambo
In high school, Chelayne Bailey was a three-star recruit, ranked as the No. 109 by ESPNW HoopGurlz.
She played for the Canadian U17 national team at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in the Czech Republic, where she averaged 1.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game as Canada finished sixth.
Bailey also helped Pickering High School to a 2016 regional championship title and an appearance in the Ontario Provincial Tournament.
During her NCAA college career, Bailey played three seasons at Syracuse, where she appeared in 55 games before graduating with a degree in management as a junior.
In 2019-20, she transferred Western Michigan University, where she started 29 games, led the team with 1,015 minutes played.
She also recorder 110 assists overall, which was good for seventh in the Mid-American conference.