Geo Baker says he wants to be remembered as 'a winner' at Rutgers
Geo Baker has grown into a legend at Rutgers during his time in Piscataway. He’s also been a nightmare matchup for whoever is guarding him in the B1G, with the ability to knock down any shot on the floor.
The season came to an unfortunate end for Baker and the Scarlet Knights on Sunday night. Despite owning a 10-point lead in the second half and looking like a team capable of pulling off the upset, Houston made a late rally to survive a 63-60 contest and advance to the Sweet 16.
Baker ended the game as the leading scorer for Rutgers with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 31 minutes of action. He also had 4 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds in the loss.
After the game, Baker was asked what he wanted to be remembered for as a member of Rutgers’ basketball team. His answer is something that will only help his status as a legend in Piscataway.
“Honestly, I haven’t really thought about that. I don’t know if any of the guys have thought about that,” Baker said. “I’ve always wanted my legacy to be a winner. I don’t really know where that stands right now, to be honest with you. That’s just always felt like I am, is a winner. That’s just what I wan to be known for. I don’t really care about stats or individual stuff or anything like that. We just want to be a winning team.”
Baker ended his season averaging 10.4 points, 3.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He shot nearly 41% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line. The Scarlet Knights finished with a 16-12 record and winning their first NCAA Tournament game in nearly 40 years.
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