35 Robert Baker
35 Robert Baker
Height: 6-11
Weight: 205
Year: Jr
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.
High School: The Walker School
Position: F
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Career Highs
Points: 14, vs. Saint Joseph's 11/24/17
FG: 6, vs. Holy Cross 11/28/18
FGA: 11, vs. Holy Cross 11/28/18
3FG: 4, vs. Yale 2/1/19
3FGA: 7, Saint Joseph's 11/24/17
FT: 4, twice
FTA: 6, vs. Columbia 2/8/19
Rebounds: 13, at Howard 1/21/19
Assists: 4, at Howard 1/21/19
Blocks: 5, vs. Columbia 2/8/19
Steals: 3, twice
Minutes: 42, vs. Columbia 2/8/19

Junior (2018-19):
Ivy League honor roll (Feb. 4) … Averaged 4.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game … Scored 10 points with eight rebounds at Saint Mary’s (Nov. 24) … Had 13 points and eight boards against Holy Cross (Nov. 28) … Scored 10 points at North Carolina (Jan. 2) … Notched a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds at Howard (Jan. 21) … Had 13 points with a career-high four triples at home vs. Yale (Feb. 1), followed with 10 points and seven boards against Brown (Feb. 2) … Had six points, 12 rebounds and a career-high five blocks against Columbia (Feb. 8) … Had 11 points in the first round of the NIT at Georgetown (March 20) … Blocked three shots at NC State in the NIT (March 24) … Helped Harvard to its second-straight Ivy League Championship, its seventh in nine seasons, and a berth in the NIT for the second-consecutive season.

Sophomore (2017-18):
Appeared in 22 games with three starts, averaging 2.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game … Had six points and six rebounds in a win over Massachusetts (Nov. 12) … Notched first-career double-double with career-bests of 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks against St. Joseph’s (Nov. 24) … Stuffed the stat sheet with five points, eight rebounds and three assists against Cal-State Fullerton (Nov. 26) … Had four points and four rebounds against Minnesota (Dec. 30) and Cornell (Feb. 3) … Helped Harvard to its sixth Ivy League championship in program history, and its second-ever berth in the NIT.

Freshman (2016-17):
Saw action in 22 games ... Averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per game ... Played 15 minutes at UMass (Nov. 26), scoring a personal-best seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, adding two rebounds ... Scored four points against GW (Nov. 29) and Fordham (Dec. 3) ... Matched his career high with seven points, shooting 2-of-5 from the floor and 3-4 from the free throw line against Cornell (Feb. 18) ... Scored four points in 10 minutes against Brown (Feb. 25) ... Saw 14 minutes of action at Princeton (March 3), scoring three points and pulling down five rebounds ... Posted a personal best eight points at Penn (March 4) on3-of-5 shooting. 

Robert Baker with Mike Smith, the Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dean Smith is a mainstay at Harvard athletics events, and has been a great supporter of the Men’s Basketball program. In fact, Dean Smith began his deanship in July 2007, shortly after Coach Amaker was hired. It has been a terrific decade!

Background:
Four-year starter on the basketball team at The Walker School and earned two varsity letters as a member of the baseball team … Served as captain of the basketball team at The Walker School for three seasons … Received first team All-State, All-Region, All-County, and team MVP honors as a junior and senior … Graduated as The Walker School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,535 career points … McDonalds All-America Nominee … Was a member of the National Latin Honor Society and a National Latin Exam Gold Medalist … Was also a four-year member of the Latin Club, concert band, and jazz band, and was a member of the chess club.