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Wichita’s Baker Scores 22 In NBA Summer League

Author: W. Dawkins
Wichita St’s Ron Baker Scores 22 In NBA Summer League

Former Wichita State star Ron Baker scored 22 points to lead the Knicks over the Orlando White 95-90 Wednesday at the NBA Summer League in Orlando.

 

The 6-4 guard also had 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals, while sinking 4 three-pointers.

 

Stanford all-time career leading scorer Chasson Randle scored 17 points, and J.P. Tokoto (UNC) added 13 points for the Knicks in the win.

 

But the star of the game was Baker, who is averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2 assists in four games in Orlando.

 

A college star at Wichita State, Baker led the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior this season, averaging 14 points and 4.8 rebounds for the 26-9 Shockers.

 

He guided the school to a 104-17 record as a starter, leading the team to four NCAA Tournaments, including the 2013 Final Four.

 

Baker graduated top 10 all-time in career scoring (8th, 1,636 points), three-pointers made (2nd, 242), assists (9th, 345), and steals (4th, 163).

 

Despite his spectacular career at Wichita State, Baker went undrafted this year.

 

But Baker, a walk on for the Shockers who became one of the school’s all-time greats, is a fighter who is used to beating the odds.

 

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said that whichever NBA lands Baker will be lucky to have him.

 

“Ron’s a player,” Marshall said to the Bleacher Report. “He’s not a prototypical shooter—a 2-guard who shoots it. He makes plays.”

 

 

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