Evann Baker Has a List of Schools

When Wichita State named Gregg Marshall to replace Mark Turgeon as their new head coach, then Evann Baker decided to reconsider his decision to go Wichita State. In late April, the Shockers gave Baker a release from his letter of intent. He now has a list of schools that he is interested in.

I95Ballerz.com is reporting that Evan Baker is interested in Duquesne, Marshall, Quinnipiac, Fairfield, Ohio, and UDC. Along with some interest from UConn and Texas.

Baker is a 6-3, 190lb guard who went to High School at Bishop Carroll in Washington DC. After being named the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year in DC, he decided to attend Maine Central Institute to prep for a year. He then made an early committment to attend Wichita State.

Baker averaged 19ppg and 9 assists as a point guard in his senior year in high school. At the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament in 2005, Baker scored 51 points in an 89-88 victory over Brevard Christian. Baker knocked down 21 of 21 free throws, including his final three with no time left on the clock.

In prep school at Maine Central Institute, he averaged 22ppg, 6 assists, and 5reb, playing mostly as a shooting guard.

Former NBA standout Buck Williams is Baker's AAU coach on Maryland Madness, and had this to say: "He's a combo guard who can play the one or the two," Williams said. "He's very competitive, is a very good kid and has an extremely high basketball IQ. He's got a nice 16-foor jump shot, but his greatest strength is his ability to get the ball to the goal," added Williams. "He's great at attacking the rim."

Evann is the 3rd oldest of five brothers. The second oldest, Jeremy, is a 6-2, 205lb point guard from Garden City Community College. He is also being recruited on the Division I level by Hampton, Appalachian State, North Texas State, Quinnipiac, and Utah Valley State, with Cal State Bakersfield and Duquesne also showing some interest. Utah Valley State has tendered an offer according to I95Ballerz.com.

Quinnipiac is the only school on both brother's lists. And both players are eligible to play in 2007.