5'10" Sr. Adam Baker. Seton Catholic High School
What if? What if the future 5'10" 3A All-State PG Adam Baker of #1 ranked Seton Catholic actually was the floor leader at #1 Ranked 4A Saguaro High School. Confusing? Yes it is, and growing up in the neighborhood, and a long time friendship with Saguaro star Justin Ashbaugh (since pre-school) almost turned the what if? Into WOW. Instead he was headed to Seton to play for Coach Hosea Graham. Too bad for Saguaro (maybe not they still should win it) and a blessing for Mr. Graham. Adam has quietly put together a great prep career at Seton and is ready to end it strong.
A solid floor leader (2nd team All-Region as a junior) who has outplayed the majority of "big name" PG prospects over the last 7 months, Baker remains modest and humble. His game speaks for itself, and the numbers of his teammates show it. The ultimate coach on the floor? Just ask Matt Tibbets, Jordan Wolf, Matt Refner (NAU) and 6'9" transfer Drew Arnold. With Baker running the show his cohorts numbers will all be higher. Asked about his numbers, there is silence at the other end of the phone. Either he didn't here the question, or he really could care less. He just wants to win, and do it quietly. Unassuming and to the point.
After spending the fall visiting colleges across the Northwest, St. Martins DII (outside Seattle) leads for his services, but Baker wants to wait to see what his senior year will bring. He anticipates Greyhills as their #1 comp for the State Title, and looks forward to playing the larger schools in the annual holiday tournaments around the State, but come region play, it's back to being floor general and directing his team to AWA.
Baker has the uncanny ability to let the game come to him, with little or no forces (passes or shots). He can stroke it from 20 and hit the open J from 10. His biggest asset is his court vision and knowing where to get his teammate the ball. His quickness is deceiving and his knowledge of the game is beyond most prep basketball players. Baker is the ultimate PG who will no doubt get his due in 2003-2004. Look for Baker to have a breakout year for Seton Catholic. Just don't ask his numbers!