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Report: Wichita State’s Baker returning to school

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Wichita State sophomore guard Ron Baker is staying in school, according to

Baker sent in an NBA draft evaluation form last week, but sources told that Baker decided to stay put.

Baker has established himself as one of the top guards in the country and has been a big part of the Shockers’ success the last two seasons, including their 34-0 run that gave them a No. 1 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Baker averaged 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season. Wichita State ran away with the Missouri Valley Conference title but had a fairly early exit from the NCAA Tournament, losing to No. 8 seed Kentucky in its second game. Baker scored 20 points.

Several NBA executives told that Baker projected as a second-round pick if entered the draft.

The Shockers, however, will lose senior forward Cleanthony Early, who led the team in scoring. He had 31 points in the loss to Kentucky.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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