Rutgers star Geo Baker makes call on NBA Draft
Rutgers star guard Geo Baker has made a decision on his future in basketball.
Wednesday, Baker took to Twitter to announce that he will declare for the 2021 NBA Draft but will retain his eligibility at the college level. If it’s recommended that he return to college for an additional season, he’ll be able to come back to Rutgers.
Baker is one of multiple Rutgers players who have either entered the NCAA transfer portal or declared for the NBA Draft since the end of the 2020-21 season. Ron Harper Jr. declared for the draft while Jacob Young, Myles Johnson and Montez Mathis all hit the portal.
I am declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft pic.twitter.com/PmtpaVnhXE
— Geo Baker (@Geo_Baker_1) April 7, 2021
Baker was the third-leading scorer for Rutgers during last season, averaging 10.4 points per contest. He also collected 3.1 rebounds and recorded 3.2 assists per game for the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers ended the year with a 16-12 record, winning its first NCAA Tournament game in 38 years before being eliminated in the second round by Houston.
Baker has been a consistent scorer over the course of his four seasons at Rutgers. He’s averaged double-digit point totals every year, including a career-high 12.2 points per game during the 2019-20 season.
With the NCAA granting a blanket waiver to all winter student-athletes, Baker will have one year of eligibility remaining should he choose to return to Rutgers.