Geo Baker Ready To Be “That Guy” For Rutgers, Describes Team As Hungry

Geo Baker

The expectation for a breakout season from Rutgers sophomore guard Geo Baker comes from head coach Steve Pikiell down to Baker himself.

As a freshman, Baker helped the Scarlet Knights make a resounding impression in the Big Ten Tournament last March. He scored 15 points in the second round against Indiana and 25 points against Purdue in the quarterfinals.

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell made note of Baker’s increased responsibility during the Big Ten Media Day live presser on Thursday.

I talked with Geo about wanting to be “that guy”, how he’s been preparing for that adjustment, how he describes the team’s identity this season, and more.

I want to be that guy. That’s why I came here, that’s why he (Coach Pikiell) brought me here. That’s the plan to be that guy.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries


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