Chris Richards

Joey Baker Visiting UNC Again Soon

In-state 2019 forward is competing at the NBPA Top 100 Camp this week.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- North Carolina is working to get Joey Baker on campus for an unofficial visit in the next few weeks.

"I'll be making a visit to UNC pretty soon and hopefully Louisville," the 6-7 forward from Fayetteville, N.C. said on Thursday at the NBPA Top 100 Camp when asked about upcoming visits.

While Baker - who is ranked the No. 20 prospect in the 2019 class by - has been to Chapel Hill several times already for unofficial visits, this trip will be important as he has a very specific purpose in mind for the visit. And he aims to finalize the date within the next week.

"Building a relationship with Coach Williams and talking to him more," Baker said. "I have a good relationship with some of the assistants, so talking with [Williams] more. Feeling him out more.

"Just get used to each other. See how he handles stuff basketball-wise and off-the-court. Just getting comfortable with him."

North Carolina assistant coach Brad Frederick was one of the college coaches to reach out to Baker Wednesday at midnight when Class of 2019 prospects could finally officially be contacted by college coaches over the phone.

"I've heard from Kansas, Duke, UNC, Louisville, Florida. It's been a lot. I can't even remember [them all]," Baker said of the June 15 contact.

"They all come at once and they're saying different things. There's so many different places. You just have to try to sort it out in your brain. It's a good problem."

Through the first two days at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Baker hasn't been able to find his groove within his team, averaging 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in four games.

"[My goal at the camp is] just to continue to prove myself as a top player in my class," Baker said. "Showcase what I've been working on with my skillset and working on since the high school season."

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