When the July live period comes to a close prospects and coaches are faced with decisions that they have to make. For coaches it’s what players should they offer and make a priority. For student athletes it’s breaking down a school list and planning visits. For Geo Baker, a 6-foot-3 Proctor Academy combo guard it was decision time.
Baker felt it was time to call it in a week after the July live period and commit to Rutgers University. Not one of the most highly publicized prospects in the 2017 class but that’s one of Bakers gifts. The things people don’t talk about are some of his best attributes. mostly known as a pass first point guard coming up in the ranks, Baker has now shown that he can score from all levels and take over games. The New Hampshire product has gone unnoticed for quite some time now but the coach Pikiell and his staff turned over a stone and found a gem.
“They love my game, the way i play so they’re trying to have me be interchangeable with either guard position,” said Baker. Coach Pikiell is a great coach with a great vision for the program.”
Geo Baker becomes the first member of the Scarlet Knights 2017 recruiting class. Baker chose Rutgers over the likes of George Washington, George Mason and Boston University.