Boston College needed wings, and this evening they got one. According to BC Interruption’s Eric Hoffses, the Eagles landed Vin Baker Jr. a 2017 wing from Connecticut.
Just spoke with Vin Baker Sr and he told me his son has committed to #BCEagles— ERIC HOFFSES (@EJHoffses) May 1, 2017
Vin Baker Jr is a 6’8 wing, who was previously committed to Bryant University. Interestingly as Hoffses explains, Baker Jr. was 6’4 when he originally committed but grew four inches in the past year and has switched position.
Baker’s name should be pretty familiar to anyone who is an NBA follower. Vin Baker was a 4x NBA All Star who had a 13 year career with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Supersonics, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers. During his career he averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds per game. His career was derailed after battling substance abuse problems.
Vin Baker Jr. fills a big need for the Eagles as he will fill the role left by AJ Turner who transferred to Northwestern last week. According to Hoffses, Baker is a great get and his recruitment could blow up.
Welcome to the Heights Vin!