Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Andrew has been around the regional basketball scene for the past six years. The Colorado native played in Denver at Johnson & Wales University where is was a 2010 NAIA All-American. Prior to moving to South Dakota, Andrew coached a year of high school basketball for Thornton High School in Thornton, CO.

For the past six seasons, he has been a coach at Mount Marty College - the most recent four years serving as head coach. Andrew currently is a basketball trainer for Warwick Workouts and will cover prep hoops all over South Dakota.

  • The Final South Dakota Team Rankings

    The Final South Dakota Team Rankings

    Three state champions were crowned as each classifications tournament delivered big games and exciting moments. Cinderella teams found there way into some later season wins and into the final rankings.  What a great seaso

    by: Andrew Baker  Mar 21, 2018

  • Recruiting Report: Cole Bergan (2018)

    Recruiting Report: Cole Bergan (2018)

    Cole Bergan has been on the radar of college coaches since he was a freshman in high school.  His high school career has now come to and end but he still has plans of playing basketball at the next level.  He talks to PHD

    by: Andrew Baker  Mar 12, 2018

  • Recruiting Report: Kailleb Walton-Blanden (2018)

    Recruiting Report: Kailleb Walton-Blanden (2018)

    One of the more under-the-radar prospects going into the year was 2018 guard Kailleb Walton-Blandon.  At 6'3'' and 175lbs, Walton-Blanden is a legitimate college prospect.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 28, 2018

  • Region 3A: Garretson @ Tri-Valley

    Region 3A: Garretson @ Tri-Valley

    This was one of two playoff games in region 3A as region play in Class A kicked off.  The Try-Valley Mustangs played host to the Garretson Blue Dragons with the winner to face #5 ranked Dell Rapids.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 27, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Final Regular Season

    SD Team Rankings: Final Regular Season

    Only one game left tonight in the regular season and that is between class AA foes Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls Reoosevelt.  Class A and Class B are in region playoffs now as they play to try and reach the Sweet 16.  Here are the final regular season rankings for all classifications. 

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 27, 2018

  • Recruiting Report: Christophe Bwanya (2018)

    Recruiting Report: Christophe Bwanya (2018)

    One of the more intriguing prospects that is still unsigned is Sioux Falls Lincoln point guard Christophe Bwanya. He tells us about the season and possible college plans.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 23, 2018

  • 5 Things To Watch: Friday Night in SD

    5 Things To Watch: Friday Night in SD

    There are some big games tonight across the state as we enter the last weekend of the regular season.  Teams battling for seeding position as well as some top ten matchups will be featured tonight.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 23, 2018

  • Top Unsigned/Best Available 2018 Players in South Dakota

    Top Unsigned/Best Available 2018 Players in South Dakota

    There is a group of athletes that are still uncommitted at this point.  If there are some college programs looking for players still, these guys would be worth taking a look at.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 21, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Week 12

    SD Team Rankings: Week 12

    With some great late season matchup this past week, there was bound to be some movement in the rankings.  Most notably in  Class A and Class B were we see some new faces emerge late in the year.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 20, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Week 11

    SD Team Rankings: Week 11

    The past week was not the most eventful week as far as rankings movement goes.  Class A and Class B teams continued to win where they needed to.  Class AA had some nice matchups but everyone seemed to beat everyone else.  Common theme this week, the continuous revolving door at the #10 spot in all classes.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 13, 2018

  • Thursday Night Games to Watch (SD)

    Thursday Night Games to Watch (SD)

    There are a few games out around the state tonight that will be worthy to check out.  If the weather allows these games to happen, I'd suggest taking a look at catching one of these contests.

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 8, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Week 10

    SD Team Rankings: Week 10

    We are only a few weeks lied until region play starts and the state playoff field starts to take shape.  A new #1 in Class AA once again and also some new faces in at the #10 spots in different classes.  Here's this weeks Top Ten Rankings...

    by: Andrew Baker  Feb 6, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Week 9

    SD Team Rankings: Week 9

    Heading into the start of week 9 there is a bit of a shakeup in our rankings in each classification.  Two new #1 teams and a couple new additions to the rankings in Class AA and Class A.  

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 30, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Week 8

    SD Team Rankings: Week 8

    Top ten rankings are updated through today which is the start of week eight in South Dakota.  Common theme this week is: new #1's.  We have a pretty good feel for who are the best teams around the state but a few teams really stepped it up this past week.

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 23, 2018

  • Friday Night Games to Watch (SD)

    Friday Night Games to Watch (SD)

    This is the best Friday night so far this year to go watch some basketball around the state especially in you're in the Sioux Falls and surrounding area.  Top ten match-ups litter our list of games to check out tonight. 

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 19, 2018

  • Games to Watch Week 7 (SD): Thursday

    Games to Watch Week 7 (SD): Thursday

    January 18, 2018 has a few games that should catch the basketball consumer's eyes.  We are just about halfway through the season which sounds crazy, but as we are now in week 7, all the games are intriguing and have state playoff impact.

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 18, 2018

  • SD Team Rankings: Week 7

    SD Team Rankings: Week 7

    PHD top ten rankings are updated in all classes as we start Week 7 tonight.  All over the three classifications there was not a ton of shake-up.  However there we some very exciting games and over the next month, expect lots of movement and teams separating themselves.

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 16, 2018

  • Games to Watch Week 6: Friday

    Games to Watch Week 6: Friday

    Friday night throughout South Dakota will feature some nice games to get out and watch if you're a basketball fan.  We are highlighting lots games, and we almost are able to touch all parts of the state of South Dakota with our picks.

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 12, 2018

  • Games to Watch Week 6: Thursday

    Games to Watch Week 6: Thursday

    Thursday night's games to watch in South Dakota according to PHD.

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 11, 2018

  • Games to Watch Week 6: Tuesday

    Games to Watch Week 6: Tuesday

    PHD takes a look at the games to watch on Tuesday, January 9th in South Dakota.

    by: Andrew Baker  Jan 9, 2018