NEW YORK, N.Y. (KSNW) – In pro hoops, the New York Knicks are down to their final 15-man roster for the 2016-’17 season and former Wichita State Shocker Ron Baker has made the cut.
Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that NBA Summer-league standout Chasson Randle, who is sidelined with a fractured orbital bone, was among Friday’s final cuts along with forward Lou Amundson and guard J.P. Tokoto.
As a result, combo guard Ron Baker has made the team after being signed as an undrafted free agent, along with forward Maurice Ndour.
The Knicks might still re-sign Randle when he’s healthy — which could be within the month — to play for the D-League Westchester Knicks and proceed from there. However, Randle is a free agent and could sign with another NBA team or return to Europe.
While in college, Baker was a part of three Missouri Valley Conference championships, two trips to the Sweet 16 and a 2013 Final Four appearance. The Scott City, KS native’s postseason honors included: John R. Wooden Second Team All-American; USA Today Second Team All-American and 2015 finalist for Jerry West Award. Baker also represented the United States at the 2015 Pan American games, where he started all five games and won a bronze medal.