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Posted On: 08/14/18 12:16 AM
Recently, we highlighted Marcus Libman, a 2020 prospect who figures to play a substantial role for Pinnacle. In addition to Libman, Pinnacle will be looking for a 4/5 to play a meaningful role in this upcoming season.
Tosh Baker is smart and has good size. Further, he has a soft touch around the rim along with good footwork. He has also improved his conditioning and looks like he is ready to provide Pinnacle with a solid post presence.
Despite losing two starters, it is more than conceivable that Pinnacle will be better than they were the previous year. If that ends up being the case, Baker will be a huge part of that.
Baker is battled tested and has proven that he can compete against the best players in the nation. He did just that while competing with the Oakland Soldiers EYBL team this off-season and playing with Splash City UAA during the previous club season.
Baker played a bench role for Pinnacle last season, yet he comes into this year with three NCAA Division-I offers with UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, and Hampton making up the list.
In addition to having three offers, Baker has received interest from Stanford, Montana, Northern Colorado, UC Davis, UC Riverside, University of San Francisco, Seattle University, UC Irvine, GCU, and UCSD.
As if being a stud on the basketball court was not enough, Baker is an all-around solid athlete. This has aided him in his recruitment. In fact, he is one of the top two sport athletes in the state as he is slated to start at left tackle for Pinnacle in football this upcoming season.
In addition to being a high level athlete with a lot of skill, he has taken care of business in the classroom. He noted that he has a 4.35 weighted GPA and a 3.85 unweighted GPA. Further, he is looking to major in Pre-Med. Thus, his decision on a school will take this into consideration.
His list is only going to get longer as he demonstrates that he can play a pivotal role on the varsity level. He is most likely going to be responsible for dominating the paint and leading the team in rebounds this upcoming season.
Baker continues to get more and more athletic. He has the skill set to do damage at the college level; thus that is not a concern. He is a capable shooter who has a good drop step to either shoulder. Further, he has worked hard to extend his game so that he can be a 4 or a 5. Thus, making him more versatile.
He still has time to work on his game and transition to more of a PF. However, as it currently stands, he is a quality mid-major NCAA Division-I prospect. As he continues to improve his versatility, his stock will grow. Keep an eye on Baker as his upside is high.