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31 - Ron Baker

6-4, 215 Shooting Guard
wichitast_65.gif Wichita State Senior
Birthday
03/30/93 (26.6 yrs)
Hometown
Scott City, KS
High School
Scott City
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
8
91 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Jeremy Lin

Strengths: Scrappy, overachieving shooting guard who has a great feel for the game … Solid decision maker … Good shooter with range out to the NBA 3-point line (solid volume 2 per game, and percentage 40%) … Can put the ball on the floor and sees the court well … Has nearly doubled his assist total as a sophomore while playing only slightly more minutes … At the same time, has managed to keep his turnovers relatively the same … Played a key role as a redshirt freshman for Wichita State’s Final Four team showing excellent poise … Work ethic seems to be an obvious factor, has developed greatly since arriving as a walk-on in 2011 (though, one who was guaranteed a scholarship for the next season) … Has improved his on-ball defense,  … Greatly improved his all-around offensive game since his freshman season, showing much more ability to create opportunities going to the basket …

Weaknesses: Jack of all trades overachiever type, but doesn’t have any stand out skill that makes him intriguing as an NBA prospect at this point … Undersized for a SG and lacks speed and athleticism for either NBA guard position … A solid shooter, but not elite … Lateral quickness definitely an issue for defending guards at the NBA level … Size not optimal for SG, and has not displayed the ability to play point guard full time … Suffered a stress fracture in his left foot that caused him to miss all of Wichita State’s conference regular season as a FR … Has also played hurt for a great deal of this season, injury prone? … Goes through bouts of streakiness and inconsistency … Yet to maintain a high level overall FG % … Below the rim player, not many starting SG’s out there on high level teams, hard to see him as a primary ball handler … Born in 1993 so the age of a junior after redshirting his first year at WSU …

Notes: From a small town in western Kansas, and was a three-sport athlete in high school … Led Scotts City High School to three 3A State Championships … At time of report, has 32-3 record in games he has played in during career at Wichita State … Gives a lot of effort and has really good mind for the game … Measured 6’4 (in shoes) 222 lbs, with a 6’8.5 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy

Michael Visenberg 1/13/14

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