Joey Baker announced today that he is reclassifying and or skipping his senior season to be a part of the 2018 recruiting class. Baker 6-foot-7, 195 pound wing from Fayetteville (N.C.) who played for Trinity Christian.
Baker will join the loaded class which consists of R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones. He was close to Jon Scheyer and the Duke staff and his family came to the conclusion that he would be better served in his future endeavors by joining the Duke team this season.
Baker was a mainstay in Cameron Indoor Stadium this past season and he also helped to recruit other players to Duke. Baker was a consensus top 25 prospect who will give Duke immediate depth on the wing .
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Some young prospect just know where they want to go. One of those is Joey Baker who announced that he is the first 2019 verbal commitment to Duke University,
Baker is a five-star forward from Fayetteville, North Carolina which is where current Los Angeles Lakers star Brandon Ingram is from. The Trinity Christian standout has been on multiple visits to Duke where he most recently joined a bevy of stars for Countdown to Craziness,
This one was more or less over when Duke offered Baker on September the 30th. It is widely known that Baker was high on the Blue Devils and what Mike Krzyzewski had to say since their initial contact.
Once again, Duke benefits from getting a young man who had watch them growing up and one who knew that would be his future home. Baker is considered to be a versatile small forward and he is asked to do it all for his high school team. Baker averaged 13.6 ppg for Team Felton over the summer.
Baker will now turn his attention to his high school season while making some trips to Cameron to see this years talented team. You can also look to him in making an effort to recruit other talented players to play alongside him.
Duke has a visit from 5-Star shooting guard Joey Baker this weekend and he left campus with an offer. The 2019 rising star plays high school hoops for Trinity Christian Academy in Fayetteville, N.C.
Baker is already a productive player at his age, meaning he will only get better as he matures. At 6-7 he can shoot over smaller defenders via the pull up jumper or he can launch the three point shot with the best of them.
He understands spacing at an early age and how to maintain good motion on the offensive end. He is considered the best player in the state of North Carolina in his class and is a consensus 5 star rated player in national rankings.