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Geo Baker

Rutgers University
Human Resources Management


Geo Baker has received Big Ten All-Academic honors in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. Holding a +3.0 GPA, Baker has helped the Rutgers team earn their first NABC Academic Excellence Award for the first time in eight years.


Geo Baker is a team captain and a veteran leader of the program. Baker entered Rutgers as an unheralded recruit and has grown into a position of leadership.


Baker is an active participant in community service initiatives at Rutgers. Baker has been vocal speaking out against social injustices and is a member of the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Baker started the viral ‘Step Back Challenge’ to encouarge youths to replicate his signature step back jumper and stay active during the quarantine.


Prior to the start of the 2020-21 season, Baker was named to the pre-season All-Big Ten team, the first Scarlet Knight to earn that honor since 2004-05. Baker was also named to the Watch List for the Bob Cousy Award and was the ninth ranked returning player in the country by NCAA.com.

Baker currently ranks 32nd all-time at Rutgers in points, 8th in assists, 13th in steals, and 10th in three-pointers made. Baker has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most clutch shot-makers.

In 2019-20, Baker was named a third-team All-Big Ten member, as well as a first team All-MET selection. In 2018-19, Baker was an honorable mention All-Big Ten and third team All-MET recipient.