Cavon Baker ended his recruitment on Tuesday and committed to the University of Houston.
Baker, a Queens, NY product, averaged 8.8 points per game this season at Lee College (TX). The 6-2 combo guard spent his freshman season at Florida Atlantic before transferring to the highly touted Junior College program.
The well traveled recruit credited newly hired University of Houston coach, Kelvin Sampson, as a main reason for his commitment; “[Coach Sampson] is as real as they come.”
“I feel comfortable with [coach Sampson],” says Baker. “I can play for him and be myself.”
The Cougars finished 17-16 (8-10 AAC) last season and hired Sampson, a former Houston Rockets assistant coach, on April 2nd, 2014.
“Cavon is a tough, hard-nosed point guard who is fearless,” Sampson told University of Houston Athletics. “We want to be able to extend pressure with our defense and we want to play pace on offense. He will be really good in both areas,” said Sampson.
The former Thomas Edison High School standout has a short list of goals for the upcoming season. “[My expectations are] to win games and make the NCAA Tournament. That’s it.”
Baker admits the signing is a “weight lifted of my back [and an] unreal feeling.”
“[It’s] accomplishing but it doesn’t stop here,” states Baker. “I’m just getting started.”
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