CIS Star Jordan Baker Signs First Professional Deal in Germany
Alberta’s Jordan Baker has signed his first professional contract in Germany with the Weissenhorn Youngstars of the German Pro B League.
“I would like to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point in my basketball career and I’m very excited to make my professional debut,” Baker told Slan Sports Management.
“It is an opportunity for me to not only learn and grow as a player, but also to showcase my talents in a new market.”
The CIS All-Canadian developed a reputation for being the most versatile player in the country, as far as Canadian university basketball is concerned.
Baker averaged 17.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and two steals per game, a constant mismatch problem for his opposition.
The 6’7 forward lead the University of Alberta to a bronze medal at CIS Nationals last year, in addition to silver hardware back in 2012.
Baker also has Canadian national team experience, having played this past summer with the senior sqaud, as well as previous experience with the University and Developmental National team.
Off the court, Baker is a graduate of the UofA school of business and was recently named a CIS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.
Another example of a CIS Alum, starting a professional basketball career.
With Baker’s abilities, you can expect him to climb the ladder in the pro ranks.
Stay tuned on @NorthPoleHoops as we keep tabs on Baker!