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RON BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet to Return For Senior Seasons

Almost two weeks after head coach Gregg Marshall decided to remain with the team, it appears that he’ll have two of his best players back with him and the Wichita State Shockers next season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet will return for their senior seasons. Wichita State's Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are both returning to school, sources...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Hoosiers NCAA tourney meltdown cost Tom Crean his job?

Stop the presses — an Indiana team melted down and lost. It’s been an all-too-familiar tale of the Tom Crean era in Bloomington, Ind. and it happened again on Friday afternoon as the 10th-seeded Indiana Hoosiers were defeated 81-76 by the 7th-seeded Wichita State Shockers. Crean’s Hoosiers couldn’t keep Wichita State off the free throw line, and it eventually cost them the...
Via Talking 10
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Baker leading No. 4 Shockers' perfect run

WICHITA, Kan. -- All those sages who claim there are valuable lessons to be learned from a loss have never met Ron Baker, the mop-haired sophomore guard for No. 4 Wichita State. You see, the Shockers are riding a perfect start to the season, pushing their record to 26-0 with a 78-67 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night. But people seem to forget that the Fabulous Baker...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago-Wichita St. Preview

Wichita State's Ron Baker has grown accustomed to looking up in the stands during a pregame shootaround, peering from one section to the next, and seeing very few empty seats. Not just when the Shockers are at home, either. After another lopsided road win, the fourth-ranked Shockers return to Wichita to face Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night. Wichita State (21-0, 8-0 Missouri...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Shockers still among nation's unbeatens

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Wichita State's Ron Baker has grown accustomed to looking up in the stands during a pregame shoot-around, peering from one section to the next, and seeing very few empty seats. Not just when the Shockers are at home, either. Fourth-ranked Wichita State, which beat Drake over the weekend to run its record to 21-0, has become a marquee opponent on everybody's schedule...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Is there anything Wichita State's Ron Baker can't do?

While coach Gregg Marshall has taken comfort in knowing there isn't much Ron Baker can't do, that has become a difficult lesson for Wichita State opponents. The do-it-all guard looks to continue his tear as the 11th-ranked Shockers try to start 9-0 for the second straight season Saturday night against visiting Oral Roberts. Baker is having a breakout sophomore season after capping...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Baker Could Become First Round Prospect

Ron Baker is the leading scorer on the No. 12 ranked Wichita State Shockers and is becoming a more highly regarded NBA prospect. Baker is a 6'3, redshirt sophomore combo guard. "Myself and a lot of NBA scouts are very high on Wichita State's Ron Baker," wrote Chad Ford. "He's sitting in the 40s on our Big Board right now, but the more I watch him play and the more I talk with scouts...
Via RealGM
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker leads No. 12 Wichita St past BYU 75-62

Ron Baker scored 23 points, making six straight free throws down the stretch, and No. 12 Wichita State held off BYU for a 75-62 victory Tuesday night in the title game of the CBE Classic. Fred VanVleet and Cleanthony Early added 12 points each for the Shockers (7-0), who trailed by two at halftime but used hustle and physical play inside to wear down the Cougars. Wichita State...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: Shockers to take on BYU in CBE final

Wichita State hasn't been troubled very much this season. That may change against BYU. Ron Baker looks to continue his superb shooting and help the No. 12 Shockers overcome the high-scoring Cougars in the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City on Tuesday night. Wichita State (6-0) is beating opponents by an average of 22.0 points, while limiting them...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker paces No. 12 WSU in 90-72 rout of DePaul

Wichita State had been having trouble getting started, stumbling against overmatched teams such as William & Mary and Tennessee State before pulling away in the second half. The Shockers didn't waste any time putting away DePaul on Monday night. Led by 21 points from Ron Baker and 17 from Tekele Cotton, the No. 12 Shockers used a big first-half run to seize control. Wichita...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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