Freshman year for Geo Baker had plenty of peaks and valley's but he left us wanting more. He finished the Big Ten Tourney averaging 14.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, while going 8-17 from three (47%) in three games. In the finale versus #8 Purdue he finished with 25 pts, 4 rebs, shooting 10-20 from the field (4-9 from three).
Geo has good size at the guard position but if you watched him in high school you'll realize how much he's improved his body. He shoots the ball well off the dribble (139 possessions, 107 points, 0.72 PPP, via Synergy). At times last season he struggled to find his rhythm but still managed to knock down 53 three's, shooting 36% for the season. He can potentially become a dangerous player in pick and roll situations. He understands when to shoot the pull up jumper after the screen but keeps his options open reading defenders. He's a good playmaker in the half court but still has to improve as a facilitator.
He plays well going downhill and in the open court, but in the half court he tends to fall in love with his jumper. He'll have the ball in his hands even more this season which will allow him to display more of his versatility and athleticism. Geo will also need to improve his overall efficiency (PER 8.70, Per Min of Production 0.27). I would also like to see him get to the foul line more this coming season.
Per Min of Production: 0.27
Points Per Possession: 0.83
True Shooting Percentage: 49%
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