Introducing our newest feature: Where are they now? We will feature a former Liberty athlete and spotlight what they are doing now and in their time since being at Liberty. If you have any suggestions for athletes we should feature, let us know!
|Alston pictured with kids at his basketball camp sponsored by his company Hoop Tough, Inc.|
Our first feature is Bailey Alston. Alston played at Liberty from 1987-1990. Bailey is one of just 3 Flames to score 2,000 points or more as he totaled 2,115 points in just 3 seasons. He trails only Karl Hess and Larry Blair on the all-time scoring list. Bailey holds countless Liberty records including most points scored in a game (46), season scoring average (27.0), and career scoring average (25.5). Bailey could definitely be considered Liberty’s G.O.A.T.
In his time since leaving Liberty, Alston travelled abroad for a few seasons in Argentina, Brazil, and France where he played “the game (he) loved.” Following his professional playing career, Bailey moved back to his hometown in Henderson, North Carolina where he worked at a Auto Dealership as sales and finance manager. Presently, he runs “Soul-Out” Ministries which travels “the Highways and bi-ways to spread the Gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Alston also hosts “Saturday Morning’s First Cup of Coffee” which is a devotional and prayer line every Saturday morning at 8am. He invites all of FlamesNation to call in at 916-233-2999, the access code is 502809. He also explains that he has a passion for helping alcoholics and drug addicts because he is a recovered addict himself. Bailey is currently working on finalizing his autobiography which he hopes will be completed and published by January 2014.
Bailey says he follows all of Liberty’s sporting events, and does his best to see them in person when ever they play nearby. He is married to Delois Ellis Alston and has 3 children, Isaac (22), Jamaal (21), and Taylor (15).