Billy Baron

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Billy Baron
Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade
Position Point guard
League ABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1990-12-11) December 11, 1990 (age 27)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Lietuvos rytas
2015–2016 Spirou Charleroi
2016–2017 UCAM Murcia
2017–2018 Eskişehir Basket
2018–present Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

William James Baron (born December 11, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda of the ABA League and the EuroCup. He is a 1.88 m (6'2") tall point guard.

High school[edit]

Baron attended and played high school basketball at Bishop Hendricken High School, in Warwick, Rhode Island, and at Worcester Academy, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

College career[edit]

Baron began his college basketball career with Virginia (2010–2011). He then played college basketball with Rhode Island (2011–2012). He finished his college basketball career with the Canisius Golden Griffins, in 2014. He was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, of the 2013–14 season[1] and he was also named to the All-MAAC First Team in 2013 and 2014.

Professional career[edit]

Baron played with the Chicago Bulls' summer league squad, in the 2014 NBA Summer League. He then began his pro career in 2014, with the Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas Vilnius, playing in the Lithuanian League and the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup. He then played with the Detroit Pistons' summer league squad, in the 2015 NBA Summer League.

He joined the Belgian club Spirou Charleroi in 2015, playing in the Belgian League and the EuroCup. He then moved to the Spanish club UCAM Murcia, in 2016, where he played in the Spanish League and the EuroCup. He moved to Turkey in 2017, signing with the Turkish Super League club Eskişehir Basket.

In July 2018, he moved to Serbia and signed with Crvena zvezda for the 2018–19 season.[2][3]

National team[edit]

Baron has been a member of the senior United States national team. He was a member of Team USA at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal.

Personal[edit]

Baron is the son of Canisius basketball head coach, Jim Baron, and the younger brother of the professional basketball player, Jimmy Baron.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAAC Announces 2013-2014 Men's Basketball Awards". Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Billy Baron pens contract with Crvena zvezda". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Zvezda signs scoring ace Baron". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Borzello, Jeff (February 13, 2014). "Billy Baron hopes to end up-and-down journey on a high note". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 

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