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Jordan Baker (basketball)

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Jordan Baker
No. 24 – Vaqueros de Agua Prieta
PositionGuard
LeagueCIBACOPA
Personal information
Born (1992-10-11) October 11, 1992 (age 26)
Phoenix, Arizona
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolTempe (Tempe, Arizona)
College
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015Indios de Ciudad Juárez
2016–presentVaqueros de Agua Prieta
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-WCC (2013)

Jordan Cody Baker (born October 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a guard for Vaqueros de Agua Prieta of the Mexican CIBACOPA. He played college basketball at Pepperdine and San Jose State.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Born in Phoenix, Baker graduated from Tempe High School in Tempe, Arizona in 2011. He was high school player of the year in Arizona as a senior and was a Parade magazine third-team All-American.[1] Attracting offers from Pepperdine and Weber State, Baker committed with Pepperdine in September 2010.[2]

College career[edit | edit source]

Pepperdine[edit | edit source]

Baker played his freshman and sophomore years (2011 to 2013) for the Pepperdine Waves under Marty Wilson as part of Wilson's inaugural recruiting class. Baker played 29 games and started 17, including the final 14 games. He averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 steals. As a sophomore, Baker made 39.2% of field goals and started 29 of 30 games played and averaged 11.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and a team-leading 3.1 assists. He earned honorable mention All-West Coast Conference honors in 2013.[3]

On March 21, 2013, Baker was arrested after Pepperdine campus police pulled him over on suspicion of drunk driving.[4] However, charges against Baker were dropped, as Baker explained: "The police never showed cause (for pulling me over), never came to court and never even filed a report."[5]

San Jose State[edit | edit source]

Baker decided to transfer to San Jose State after his sophomore season. He also considered Colorado State, Florida State, Iowa, and Providence. Signing with the team under first-year head coach Dave Wojcik, Baker redshirted the 2013–14 season per NCAA rules. However, Baker's time with the San Jose State Spartans was short-lived, as he played just nine games with eight starts. In that time, Baker shot .354 from the field and averaged 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.[6]

On December 13, 2014, Wojcik suspended Baker and four other players for violations of team rules; Baker was previously suspended for the season opener.[7] Baker, then the team's second-leading scorer but leader in turnovers, was dismissed from the team on January 11, 2015.[8] Baker graduated from San Jose State with a B.A. in communication studies in May 2015.[9]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Baker signed with Indios de Ciudad Juárez of the Mexican Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional in the fall of 2015.[10] In four games, Baker averaged 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds.[11] In 2016, Baker signed with Vaqueros de Agua Prieta in CIBACOPA. He averaged 9.0 points and 1.67 rebounds in three games.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jordan Baker". San Jose State Spartans. 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  2. "Jordan Baker". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. "Jordan Baker". Pepperdine. 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  4. Adkisson, Knowles (March 30, 2013). "Pepperdine basketball player arrested for DUI". Malibu Times. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  5. "Pepperdine transfer Jordan Baker has Colorado State in his top four". The Coloradoan. July 17, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2015.[dead link]
  6. "San Jose State Spartans Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. Durkin, Jimmy (December 13, 2014). "Five San Jose State basketball players suspended indefinitely; Wojcik goes to football team for help". SpartanCentral. MercuryNews.com. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  8. Durkin, Jimmy (January 12, 2015). "Two San Jose State basketball players kicked off team". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  9. "Spartan Student-Athletes Donning Caps & Gowns This Saturday". San Jose State Spartans. May 19, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  10. "Dos extranjeros y un parralense, se unen a Indios de Juárez". El Mexicano (in Spanish). November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Jordan Baker Player Profile". Retrieved June 18, 2016.


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