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Ron Baker

USA Basketball

  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s Pan American Games team that captured the bronze medal with a 3-2 record at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
  • Named on June 29 one of 22 players selected to attend USA Basketball training for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team.

College Honors

  • 2015 Basketball Times Preseason All-American First Team. 
  • 2015 Sports Illustrated second team.
  • 2015 Bleacher Report second team.
  • 2015 USA Today’s Preseason second team.
  • 2015 Blue Ribbon third team
  • 2015 CBSSports.com third team.
  • 2015 AP All-American Preseason honorable mention.
  • 2015 All-Missouri Valley Conference Preseason first team
  • 2014 All-Missouri Valley Conference first team.
  • 2014 National Associated of Basketball Coaches 
  • All-Division 16 first team.
  • 2014 WSU Safer Dart Most Inspirational Player Award.
  • Two-time MVC Player of the Week.

College Notes

  • In 2014-15, his redshirt junior season at Wichita State University, averaged 14.7 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. while collecting 88 assists, 45 steals and 27 blocks. 
  • As a redshirt sophomore in 2013-14, averaged 13.1 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 3.1 apg. 
  • Hit a team-high 68 3s on 179 attempts (.380 percentage), which ranks fourth on WSU’s all-time single-season list. 
  • Led the team in scoring 10 times, including a career-high 26 points in win at Evansville that helped him earn MVC player of the week honors. 
  • Shared the team lead in rebounding (7.0 rpg.) and was WSU’s second-leading scorer (13.5 ppg.) during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, hitting nine-of-15 from the field (.600 percent) and five-of-eight from deep (.625 percent). 
  • For his redshirt freshman season, averaged 8.7 ppg. and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games played.
  • Played in 10 games during the 2012-13 season before being sidelined after injuring his foot. 
  • Returned in March to help lead WSU in the program’s Final Four Run; averaged 11.0 ppg. and 4.8 rpg in NCAA play while shooting 40 percent (12-of-30) from the field, 42.9 percent (nine-of-21) from the arc and 88 percent (22-of-25) from the foul line. 
  • As a true freshman, appeared in one exhibition game against Emporia State, scoring six points in 16 minutes of action. 


High School Honors 

  • All-State 3A first team.

High School Notes

  • Attended Scott City High School in Scott City, Kansas, he helped the Beavers to a 58-11 record while scoring 1,103 points in a three-year span. 
  • As a senior led the team to a 25-1 record and a state title, averaged 20.4 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 3.0 apg., 2.0 bpg. and 4.6 spg. 
  • Averaged 19.6 ppg. as a junior and 9.5 ppg. as a sophomore. 
  • Also quarterbacked the football team and played baseball. 

Personal

  • Son of Neil and Ranae Baker. Has one brother, Sloan, and one sister, Audrey. 
  • Born in Hays, Kansas. 
  • Majoring in Business Finance.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 PAG
5/ 5
13- 26
.500 5- 14
.357 10- 10
1.000 12/ 2.4
41/ 8.2
7 1 7
Totals 5/5
13- 26
.500 5- 14
.357 10- 10
1.000
12/ 2.4
41/ 8.2
7 1 7

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