Quinnipiac Lands Guard Late

NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com | Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Quinnipiac Lands Guard Late

Last summer Evann Baker was one of the hottest players on the circuit as his ability to attack off the dribble shined during the July Live period.  He quickly committed to Wichita State before arriving at MCI for a prep year. 

But after seeing head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff leave for Texas A & M this spring, the talented guard was back on the market.  Fairfield, Ohio, and Winthrop were some of the schools that were making a hard push the second time round.  But ultimately Baker felt too comfortable with Moore to pass up the opportunity to play for the former UConn assistant. 

“Coach Moore just made me feel comfortable,” Baker told scout.com earlier in the week. “All of his experiences … I just needed a coach that I knew wasn’t going to leave again. I had to take my time and see what the best situation was. Coach Moore will have the program up and coming. That’s where I wanted play.”

Another thing that is likely to make Baker feel comfortable is the fact that he will be joined on the Quinnipiac roster by his brother Jeremy.  With Jeremy a 6’1 point guard and Evann a 6’2 combo guard the brothers have an opportunity to play together in the Bobcat backcourt for years to come. 

And that could be just what the doctor order for Quinnipiac.  The Bobcats already return a solid core from the team that finished third in the NEC this year.  Led by swingman DeMario Anderson and big man Karl Anderson, Coach Moore’s squad should have a chance to compete in the NEC right away.  When you add Baker to the mix you get a player who can create offense for himself and others and someone who should be one of the team’s main offensive weapons for years to come.