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Geo Baker named to Bob Cousy Award Watch List

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He is one of 20 point guards to be included.

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On Monday, Rutgers basketball’s Geo Baker was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List, which is given to the nation’s top point guard each season. Twenty players were included on the Watch List.

From the Rutgers press release:

“Baker has excelled in three seasons ‘On the Banks’. Through 92 career games, he has averaged 11.3 points and 3.4 assists. A two-time Big Ten All-Academic, the 6-4 senior has 117 career steals with a 3.4 assist-to-turnover ratio.“

“Last season, he was named Third Team All-Big Ten and First Team All-Met after posting 10.9 points and leading the team with 98 assists and 31 steals. While ranking in the top-ten in the conference in assists, steals and assist-to-turnover ratio, Baker became the 44th player in Rutgers history to reach the 1,000-career point milestone.”

Before coming to Rutgers, Baker was ranked 414th nationally in the 2017 recruiting class per 247 Sports composite rankings. His growth and development at Rutgers has been symbolic of the improvement the program has made under head coach Steve Pikiell. He has emerged as one of the best end of game shot makers in the country. Baker’s impact and what he has meant to the rise of Rutgers basketball can’t be overstated. Great expectations have arrived for this team this season and Baker is the unquestioned leader. The most anticipated season in decades will tip off later this month.