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#31 Ron Baker
Position: G
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 213
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Scott City, Kan.
High School: Scott City HS
Experience: High School
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2012-13 (Redshirt Freshman): Played three games back from an injured foot to get acclimated during the Valley Tournament before starting the final five NCAA games of the season … Averaged a team-fourth 11.0 points and team third 4.8 rebounds in NCAA play … In NCAA play, shot 40 percent (12-30) from the field, 42.9 percent (9-21) from the arc and 88 percent (22-25) from the line … Started the first 10 games of the season before a stress fracture in his left foot put him out, which was announced Dec. 18 … He averaged 7.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in the first 10 games  … His 16 points against No. 1 Gonzaga matched Cleanthony Early’s 16 points in the win … Made all nine free throws against Ohio State … He returned the week of the Valley Tournament to practice and played in all three tournament games, scoring his second double-figure game of the season in his first return game with 15 points against Missouri State ... He got his first start since returning from injury against Pitt in the NCAA Tournament ... In the home-opener and his career-opener, he scored a career-high 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting, which included a 4-of-7 effort from the arc... Doing a little of everything, he had nine points and two boards at VCU; eight points, five assists, and four steals against Tulsa; eight points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals against Northern Colorado; and six points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal at Tennessee … Led team in scoring two times, the 18 in the season-opener and the 16 against Gonzaga.

2011-12 (Freshman): Redshirted in his first season at WSU... Added 12 pounds since arriving at WSU up from 197.

High School: Named 3A first-team all-State after leading his team to a 25-1 record and a state title... Helped the Beavers to a 58-11 three-year record while scoring 1,103 points... Averaged 20.4 points a game as a senior, 19.6 ppg as a junior and 9.5 ppg as a sophomore... Also averaged 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 4.6 steals his final season... Scored the winning basket in the 3A title game with a put-back at the buzzer against Minneapolis High when he scored 26 points, had nine boards, and made eight-of-nine free throws... Also quarterbacked the football team and played baseball.

Personal: Son of Neil and Ranae Baker...Has one brother, Sloan and one sister, Audrey...Born March 30, 1993 in Hays, Kan....Also had offers from South Dakota State and Arkansas-Little Rock... Majoring in Business Finance.