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Men’s hoops adds Detroit native Travon Baker as fifth player signed to 2012 freshman class

April 12, 2012
Coach Mark Montgomery

Coach Mark Montgomery

Northern Illinois men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery announced Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) has signed a letter of intent to join the Huskie basketball program.

“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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