Providence adds another guard to 2012 class with Ian Baker
Providence’s roster has seen a lot of activity already this off season and last week they announced that they will add another player to their 2012 class. Ed Cooley announced back on March 30 that they had added point guard Ian Baker to their 2012 recruiting class.
Baker had originally committed to Providence but stepped back after Cooley signed McDonald’s All American Kris Dunn. After a brief flirtation with South Carolina, Baker came back to Providence when the Friars let him know the offer was still on the table.
This news preceded the announcement that Gerard Coleman would look to transfer out, citing concerns about his role with the team. Cooley has added four guards already to a team that was already guard heavy.
Baker has prototypical point guard size at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and combines scoring ability with passing ability flawlessly. As with many young point guards he still turns the ball over too much and will need to develop his outside shot, but he will have time to do that under Cooley.
The Friars bring back a tandem of killer guards in Vincent Council and Bryce Cotton as well as freshman Kiwi Gardner who was ineligible last season. The incoming class also features solid guards in Dunn, Josh Fortune and local-favorite Ricardo Ledo.