Former Kentucky guard Jemarl Baker announced his plans to transfer from the Wildcats basketball program following the 2018-19 season.
Baker is one of the biggest names on the transfer market, and the top guard took several official visits over the past few weeks.
Over the weekend, Baker made an official visit to Arizona this weekend.
It seems that visit went well.
The former Kentucky guard revealed he’s heading to the Pac-12 to play for Sean Miller and a new crop of Wildcats.
Baker had a simple message with his commitment: “New beginnings.”
Here’s the post from the man himself.
New Beginnings, 🐻⬇️ pic.twitter.com/BGpRFrpaqD
— Jemarl Baker Jr. (@jemarlbakerjr) May 15, 2019
Arizona State, Marquette, and St. Mary’s were all reportedly “in the mix” to land the former four-star recruit.
Despite being a highly-touted recruit, Baker failed to crack the starting lineup for John Calipari and company.
Baker averaged 9.1 minutes off the bench this season and scored 2.3 points per game. He logged a season-high 24 minutes against Abilene Christian in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 64.
As a prospect in 2017, Baker was the No. 73 prospect in the country, the No. 15 shooting guard in the country, and the No. 11 prospect from the state of California.
It’s a significant addition for Miller and the Wildcats.
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