“We are excited to have Travon join us and become the fifth member of our incoming class,” Montgomery said.
“Travon is a true point guard who has been a four-year starter in high school. He is a jet-quick, floor general that impacts the game on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. I look forward to coaching him and having him become a part of the Huskie family.”
As a senior at Detroit Consortium, Baker led the Cougars to an 18-5 record and an appearance in the state regional final.
The 5-foot-11 point guard averaged 16 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and five steals in his final season at Consortium and earned Class C All-State First Team honors from The Associated Press, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.
Baker was also named to the All-Detroit team by both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News. Baker was coached at Consortium by Al Anderson.
During his junior season, Baker and Consortium finished with a 20-6 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Baker averaged 14 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals. Baker is a member of the Detroit Stars AAU Program
Baker becomes the fifth signee for the incoming freshman class, joining Daveon Balls (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North), Darrell Bowie (Wautwatosa, Wis./Wautwatosa East/La Jolla Prep [Calif.]), Mike Davis (Garfield Heights, Ohio/Garfield Heights) and Sam Mader (Appleton, Wis./Appleton East) who inked with the Huskies during the November signing period.
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