Richard Baker

Stroudsburg High School (1995-1999):

  • 3 time Mountain Valley conference Champion.
  • 3 year varsity letter winner.
  • District Xl championship in 1999
  • District Xl runner up in 1998
  • 2nd team All-State selection in 1999
  • Two-time first team all MVC selection
  • Morning Call All-Area Player of the Year 1999
  • Mountain Valley conference player of the year 1999
  • USA Today nominee for state player of the year
  • Finished career 5th all-time in scoring, 1st in assist and 1st in steals at Stroudsburg High school

 Lackawanna Junior College (1999-2001):

  • 2 year starter and 1 year captain
  • Finished 2nd in schools history scoring 1,181 points
  • Selected 2nd team All American 2001
  • Region 19 player of the year in 2001
  • 2 time region 19 champion 2000 and 2001
  • Qualified for national Juco tournament finishing 7th in the country.
  • Graduated with Associates degree in Education

Rider University (2001-2002):

  • 1st-year starter
  • Lead team in assists, steals, and 3rd in scoring
  • Helped lead team to MAAC regular-season championship and number one seed in MAAC tournament

East Stroudsburg University (2003-2004):

  • 1st year starter and team captain
  • Lead PSAC in scoring avg of 21.8 ppg
  • Second team all PSAC selection
  • Small College Player of the year
  • Graduated with a degree in Sports Management/Communication Studies

Professional Career

  • Invited to two NBA workouts with Sixers and Nets.
  • Drafted to play with Lehigh Valley Dawgs in USBL
  • Attained contract with Northeastern Pa Breakers in ABA
  • Finished career with Reading Railers in the PBL
  • Went on to coach at Pocono Mountain West as an assistant, East Stroudsburg South as Head Coach and finishing at alma Mater Stroudsburg as Head coach.

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