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NEW YORK, August 1, 2016 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed guard Ron Baker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Baker, 6-4, 220-pounds, played four seasons at Wichita State University, averaging 13.2 points, on 43.3-percent shooting, with 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.31 steals over 30.6 minutes in 124 games. He was a part of three Missouri Valley Conference championships (2013, 2014, 2015), nine NCAA Tournament wins, two trips to the Sweet 16 (2013, 2015) and a trip to the 2013 Final Four. As a senior (2015-16), he averaged 14.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.51 steals over 31.6 minutes in 35 games. His postseason honors included: John R. Wooden Second Team All-American; USA Today Second Team All-American and 2015 finalist for Jerry West Award.
The Hays, KS-native, appeared in five games for the Knicks entry in the 2016 Orlando Pro Summer League to average 14.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.80 steals over 29.6 minutes.