Maybe this had some sort of reflection on the past games we have seen. For most people when a decision is made they are already in that state of mind. Good luck in the future to all Aggies putting on the uniform for the last time at home.
Obviously Baker is a senior. And I think I heard Travon Landry would be honored as a senior as well. However, based on their time at NMSU (4-plus years), I would guess Tanveer Bhullar, Jalyn Pennie, Matt Taylor, and Johnathon Wilkins are also very close to graduating. It remains to be seen which of these guys will return, if any.
We all know, there are unofficially 18 scholarship players who are scheduled to be on next years team...
Ian Baker best point guard since Billy Keys. Definitely a pro player, only question will be is he NBA talent? or international. He has been tremendous for us.
Who were the point guards after Billy Keys? Would you rate Ian Baker ahead of the one's below.
A point guard, in my opinion, should be the on-floor team leader; should be able to handle the basketball under lots of pressure; turnovers at a minimum; a pass-first mentality, but capable of hitting big shots; play defense and create turnovers.
As for the the guys above, I'd put Baker as the best shooter of the group. Ingram may have been the point guard with the most swagger and killer instinct. I think Hernst Laroche was the best all around point guard in the above group.
The best Aggie PG ever, in my opinion, was Charlie Criss from the Final 4 team. He could do it all. I'd put Sam Crawford next (passing/scoring/killer instinct) and then Randy Brown (leader/defense/athleticism).
From the list above I like Ingram (1) and Laroche (2) better than Baker(3). I like that killer instinct as stated above that Ingram carried, he also seemed to hit that dagger 3 when it was needed. Laroche was a true point guard. He opened up things for his teammates and gave them the best opportunity to score. When he did take shots it seemed he was always in a perfect position and very rarely missed. Baker has been good for us and I wish him luck. I don't think he is NBA material because he lacks speed and quickness but he is definitely an overseas guy.