|No. 23 – Santa Cruz Warriors|
July 28, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Madison (Madison, Illinois)|
|College||Dixie State (1998–2000)
Oklahoma State (2000–2002)
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2002–present|
|2002–2003||Avtodor Saratov (Russia)|
|2004||Correcaminos Matamoros (Mexico)|
|2004–2005||Dakota Wizards (CBA)|
|2005||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2005||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2005–2006||Dakota Wizards (CBA)|
|2006||Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)|
|2006–2008||Dakota Wizards (D-League)|
|2008–2009||Dakota Wizards (D-League)|
|2009||Atleticos de San German (Puerto Rico)|
|2009–2010||Dakota Wizards (D-League)|
|2010||Ola Verde de Poza Rica (Mexico)|
|2011||Dakota Wizards (D-League)|
|2011||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)|
|2011||Guaiqueries de Margarita (Venezuela)|
|2011–2012||Dakota Wizards (D-League)|
|2012||Caneros de la Romaña (Dominican Republic)|
|2012–present||Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Maurice Baker (born on July 28, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball at both Dixie State College and Oklahoma State University. Baker previously spent time in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Since 2004, Baker has had several stints with the Dakota Wizards (now the Santa Cruz Warriors) of the Continental Basketball Association and NBA D-League. He was a D-League All-Star in 2009. He has also played professionally in Syria, Puerto Rico, Russia, Lithuania, France and the Philippines.
In 2003, Baker joined BC Avtodor Saratov of the Russian Basketball Super League, playing in 6 games averaging 4.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. In March 2004, Baker signed with Al Ittihad and later with Correcaminos Matamoros of the Mexican LNBP.
He signed with the Dakota Wizards of the CBA in December 2004. In February 2005, Baker signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and played one game before returning to the Dakota Wizards. In March 2005, Baker signed a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers and played four games.
From 2006–2008, Baker played with the Dakota Wizards, now of the NBA Development League, before signing with Paris-Levallois of France in January 2008. For the 2008–09 season, he again returned to the Wizards.
In the summer of 2009, Baker played 16 games for Atleticos de San German of Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He then played the 2009–10 season with the Wizards. In April 2010, Baker signed with Indios de Mayaguez of Puerto Rico.
Later that year, Baker signed with Ola Verde de Poza Rica of the Mexican LNBP. He left Mexico in December 2010. In January 2011, he moved back to the Wizards. He then played in summer 2011 for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters of the Philippine Basketball Association and Guaiqueries de Margarita of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.
In 2011–12, he again played for the Wizards. In 2012, he joined Caneros de la Romaña of the Dominican Republic.
In November 2012, he was acquired by the newly established Santa Cruz Warriors. In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors. On February 4, 2014, he was waived by the Warriors. On February 24, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Warriors.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Most points (career): 4,521
- Most rebounds (career): 1,988
- Most assists (career): 1,883
- Most steals (career): 563
- Most games played (career): 318
- Most steals (career): 428
Statistics/records are accurate as at the end of the 2013-14 season.