2nd JUCO guard picks Missouri State

Pensacola State sophomore Kevin Baker committed to Missouri State this week. Baker discussed his commitment with Bear Boulevard and Scout.

Pensacola State sophomore Kevin Baker committed to Missouri State this week. Baker discussed his commitment with Bear Boulevard and Scout.

Missouri State added a second junior college guard to its 2015 recruiting class. Kevin Baker, a 6-foot-2 combo guard is originally from St. Louis. He spent two years at Pensacola State before deciding to continue his career closer to home.

“What led me to Missouri State is that it’s close to home. The style of play from the team and the conference. The coaches made me feel welcomed when I was there and I know the coaches are going to push me to be the best player I can be and get me to the next level,” said Baker.

And what kind of player are the Bears getting in Kevin Baker?

“I’m a combo guard who likes to score, but I can create for others,” he said. My season this year was good. I took my team all the way to the state tournament, but we lost at the buzzer. We were second in conference and I made First Team All-Pan Handle,” he continued.

Baker was recruited by Indiana State, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Kennesaw State, Saint Louis, and Austin Peay. In the end, Baker has decided to cast his lot with the Bears.

“What I like most about Missouri State is that we all want the same thing. That’s to win and do something that’s not been done in a while,” he finished.

Baker helped Pensacola State to an 18-12 record scoring 10.8 points and picking up 2.6 assists a game.

Bear Boulevard and Scout will keep you updated on Kevin Baker.


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