Wichita State guard Ron Baker went undrafted on Thursday night, but it appears he has a home in the NBA anyway. He has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Sources: Wichita State's Ron Baker has agreed to a partially guaranteed 1-year deal with the New York Knicks. Baker was undrafted tonight.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 24, 2016
The Knicks, who did not have a pick in this year's draft, hope Baker can display the same consistency he showed through four-plus seasons with the Shockers. Baker averaged double figures in scoring in each of his final three seasons and was a constant threat from the perimeter. As a senior, he posted 14.0 points per game to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He also shot 42 percent from the floor, 35 percent from three and 79 percent from the foul line.
Though his numbers certainly make him worthy of consideration, life with the Knicks may be a tough adjustment for Baker. The Scott City, Kan. native is used to winning -- he played vital roles on the Shockers' 2013 Final Four team and the 2014 team that finished the regular season undefeated. In his five seasons with the program, Wichita State went 148-30. Meanwhile the Knicks are coming off a 32-50 season and have not finished the year above .500 since 2012-13.