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2008 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)

Signed by the Fever as a free agent late in training camp, after being waived by the Los Angeles Sparks.

PRO - WNBA
2008: In the Sparks' preseason opener, she led the L.A. bench with 12 points on 3-of-5 FG and 6-of-6 FT in 20 minutes at Chicago, 5/8…in a one-point win over Minnesota, 5/10, she scored three points to accompany a rebound and an assist in 10 minute. 2007: Traded to Los Angeles after three games, she made 24 appearances for the Sparks, averaging 8.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3.2 apg…ranked 22nd in the league with an average of 1.33 spg, she averaged 1.50 spg in her 24 games with Los Angeles. 2006: The New York Liberty's first round draft pick in 2006 (12th overall), she played in all 34 games and averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.35 steals per game, which ranked second-best among all the league's rookies and was second-best on the Liberty

PRO - OVERSEAS
2007-08: After a brief stint with Pays d'Aix Basket 13 in Provence, France, she signed in January with Elizur Ramla where in 11 games she averaged 15.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.7 spg…her 1.7 spg ranked 15th best in the league and second on the team…after scoring six points in her debut in Israel, she scored 10 or more points in 10 straight games, including a season-high 21 points vs. Electra Ramat Hasharon, 3/9…she scored 20 points vs. Elizur Holon, 2/14, adding a season-high seven rebounds in that game…she had at least one steal in nine straight games until the regular season finale…she had a season-best four thefts vs. Hapoel Tel Aviv, 1/21, in just her second game in Israel…in eight EuroCup games, she averaged 16.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 1.8 spg…she made three EuroCup appearances Pays d'Aix Basket 13, where she averaged 9.3 ppg and 1.3 spg. 2006-07: Playing overseas for the first time, she made 17 appearances for San Raffaele Roma in the Italian Serie A, where she averaged 14.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.1 apg and 2.4 spg

COLLEGE
2005-06: Baker finished her senior season averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.7 steals, and 3.2 assists per game…she led the nation in steals with 149 and broke SEC records for thefts in a single season and career (426)…she ranked first in the SEC in minutes played, third in scoring, seventh in free throw percentage, and 10th in field goal percentage, while leading Georgia to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen…she was named the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Women’s Basketball News Service and was an AP and Kodak All-America Honorable Mention and an All-SEC First Team selection…she finished her Georgia career averaging 12.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.3 spg and 3.0 apg. 2004-05: As a junior, she averaged 11.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.7 apg and 2.5 spg…among SEC leaders, she finished the season ranked third in steals…she was the 24th Bulldog in history to top 1,000 career points. 2003-04: She started all 35 games in which she participated, and averaged 11.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.4 apg and 3.0 spg…she broke the Georgia sophomore steals record with 104, which also tied the third-best single season tally in the program's history…she ranked third in the SEC in steals per game, sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.69), and 10th in assists per game. 2002-03: As a freshman, she averaged 9.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.0 spg and 2.8 apg in 30 games (25 starts)…she finished the season with 89 steals, the most ever by a Georgia freshman and ranked third in steals per game (3.0) in the SEC…she was named SEC Player of the Week for the week ending 2/10, becoming only the fourth UGA freshman to earn that honor.

PERSONAL
The daughter of Johnny Baker Sr. and Sheryl Hall, she majored in speech communication at Georgia.


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