At the same time last year Cameron Bairstow was not featuring in the NBA club’s radar which is appalling now as he is in good action. A new opportunity awaits him in the following month where he can trace the footsteps of assistant coach Luc Longley of the Boomers. Thereafter he can line up to the Chicago Bulls who featured in the draft 2 after being picked 41.
Being 23, he made sure that he converted his chances with 13 points along with three rebounds barely in 15 minutes. Impressive style at the court with 89-55 by Australia outnumbering the South Koreans was seen in the second round match at Spain where the World Championship is underway. The Australians were back on track with the triumph especially after a dismal performance against Slovenia with 90-80 loss in the first game.
Bairstow himself admitted that he is somewhat of a late developer whose stats read- 208 cm, 114 kg as his weight but calls it misfortune or bad timing he could not make it up to the U19 team of Australia. Soon after he was awarded with a scholarship to Canberra with AIS. He soon found his place on the roster in the system of American College in New Mexico Lobos. He stated that they were in short of the best recruit. He had however had the ethics of work stated the coach of New Mexico- Craig Neal. Accordingly, he would gulp down dog food if he was to become a better basketball player.
He always aimed to play at the highest position which was his dream from youth. All the family members are competitive coming from a basketball family. His elder brother and sister were in the junior teams along with the younger sibling splaying for their college respectively.