Former Scott City standout and Wichita State University All-American Ron Baker, now a member of the NBA’s New York Knicks, will be conducting a one-day basketball camp in Garden City.
The camp will be July 23 and will be held at Horace Good Middle School’s gym, 1412 N. Main St. Entrance is through the east HAWK doors by Memorial Stadium.
Registration fee is $55, and interested persons can sign up at www.RonBaker31.com.
There will be two sessions, the first from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, and boys in kindergarten through third grade, and then from 4 to 7 p.m. for boys in fourth to 12th grade.
Registrants should come 45 minutes early to register and check in or register online.
For more information, call 620-869-4318 or email RonBakerBasketballCamp@gmail.com.
Baker’s story is well-documented, starring for the Beavers from the 2008 to 2011 seasons in three sports at Scott City.
He excelled as a quarterback/safety/punter in football and then was a standout guard on the Beavers team, scoring the game-winning basket in 2011 to bring a Class 3A state title back to western Kansas.
Baker was a walk-on to WSU in 2011-12 and red-shirted before starring for the Shockers from 2012-13 to the 2015-16 season.
He went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, and then signed a free agent contract with the Knicks.
In his rookie season, Baker played in 52 games and averaged 4.1 points per game.
Just recently, Baker signed a two-year, $8.9 million contract, including a player option, NBA sources have reported to ESPN.
The second year, according to ESPN, carries a player option, which means Baker can choose to fulfill the contract with the Knicks or look at other teams as an unrestricted free agent.
He announced his return to the Knicks in June on Twitter. He was a restricted free agent with the ability to take offers from other teams. The Knicks retained the right to match those offers.
During his prep career with the Beavers, Baker was The Garden City Telegram’s Football Player of the Year in 2010, the Basketball Player of the Year in 2011, and was a member of the Spring Sports Baseball All-Area team, excelling as both a pitcher and shortstop.