Duquesne basketball head coach Jim Ferry and his assistant coaches have spent the last couple months scouring the country for difference makers and they’ve located a player in the Northeast that can be one.
Geo Baker is a 6’3 combo guard from Proctor Academy in Boston, Massachusetts. A talent evaluator described him to me as “a guard that can score, can shoot and passes well. Baker has really good length and a good wingspan.”
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This afternoon, I caught up with Baker and talked to him about his performance this summer, recruiting and the Duquesne Dukes.
“Summer has been great and my recruiting is going really well,” said Baker. “Aside from the schools that have already offered, some new schools are showing interest in me like Davidson, Fordham, George Washington, Stanford and Central Florida.”
Ferry and the Dukes are one of the many schools that have offered this multi-talented guard. Baker also is considering offers from Drexel, George Mason, Kansas State, Penn and Rutgers. As of today, Baker has made summer visits to Rutgers, Boston, Northeastern, George Mason and George Washington. He’s in the process of planning some upcoming visits
So, what about Duquesne and where do they rank on his list?
“I like Duquesne because it’s right in the city and they play in the A-10 which is a great, competitive league for basketball,” said Baker. “I’ve been talking to Coach Lawson and Coach Ferry the most and I’d say we have a great relationship.”
“I talk to Coach Lawson almost everyday. He tells me about the style that they play, how it would fit me, especially with the freedom that they allow their guards to play with.”
The Dukes exciting brand of basketball combined with Baker’s skill and athleticism are big reasons why he is very high on Duquesne’s recruiting board.
“Being a priority for a team does feel really good,” said Baker. “I love the fact that I’m wanted by Duquesne because at the end of the day you are going to go where you feel the school wants and needs you the most.”
Time will tell if that school ends up being Duquesne.
// Header image: Photo courtesy of Geo Baker