Three schools lead for 2017 SoCal guard Jemarl Baker

2017 SoCal guard Jemarl Baker has three programs standing out for him. The shooter breaks down his recruitment.

One of the west’s top shooting guards in 2017 is 6-foot-3, 175-pound Jemarl Baker from Eastvale (Calif.) Roosevelt.

Baker’s best quality is his shooting ability, as he can drill three-pointers off the catch while he’s also a threat to knock down one or two dribble pull-ups.

“My game is getting better,” Baker said. “I’ve been working on my midrange. I’m trying to be an all-around player defensively.”

The junior holds offers from California, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Providence, Rice, San Diego State, San Jose State and USC, with three of those programs currently standing out for him.

“Cal, USC and SDSU,” Baker listed, before breaking down what he likes about all three programs.

California: “I really like the coaching staff; it’s a real family atmosphere around there.”

USC: “I really like the coaching staff there too. I like the tradition at USC and I like the location since I’m from the L.A. area.”

San Diego State: “My sister went there so I’ve been down there a lot the last few years. I really like it down there; the atmosphere is crazy.”

Baker is still getting a feel for what he’s looking for in a school, but has an idea of when he’ll make a decision.

“Probably in the spring,” Baker said.

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