Wichita State guard Ron Baker to return for junior season
The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as the Shockers finished 35-1, with the lone loss coming to Kentucky in the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament.
Baker reportedly sent in an NBA draft evaluation form last week, but was only projected as a second-round pick. He hopes to become a first-rounder with a strong junior season.
Baker "was a virtual unknown coming into college, but has established himself as one of the nation's top guards," Goodman wrote.
The Shockers will return four players who received significant minutes in 2013-14 next season — Baker, sophomore point guard Fred VanVleet, junior guard Tekele Cotton and junior forward Darius Carter.
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