Maurice Baker

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Maurice Baker
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1979-07-28) July 28, 1979 (age 36)
Madison, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Madison (Madison, Illinois)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Avtodor Saratov (Russia)
2004 Al-Ittihad (Syria)
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 Paris-Levallois (France)
2008–2009 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2009 Atleticos de San German (Puerto Rico)
2009–2010 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2010 Indios de Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)
2010 Ola Verde de Poza Rica (Mexico)
2011 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2011 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
2011 Guaiqueríes de Margarita (Venezuela)
2011–2012 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2012 Cañeros del Este (D. Republic)
2012–2016 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • LNB champion (2012)
  • NBA Development League All-Star (2009)
  • NBA Development League champion (2007, 2015)
  • Baltic League champion (2006)
  • LKL champion (2006)
  • CBA All-Star (2006)
  • All-CBA First Team (2005)

Maurice Baker (born on July 28, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who last played 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

He signed with the Dakota Wizards of the CBA in December 2004.[1] 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.[1]

In October 2005, Baker again signed with the Dakota Wizards. In January 2006, he signed with Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian LKL.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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 Cañeros del Este of the Dominican Republic.

In November 2012, he was acquired by the newly established Santa Cruz Warriors. In November 2013, he was reacquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.[2] On February 4, 2014, he was waived by the Warriors. On February 24, 2014, he was reacquired by the Warriors. In November 2014, he was again reacquired by the Warriors.[3] On April 26, 2015, he won the D-League championship with the Warriors.[4]

On November 2, 2015, Baker was reacquired by Santa Cruz.[5] On January 22, 2016, he was waived by Santa Cruz.[6]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2004–05 L.A. Clippers 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2004–05 Portland 4 0 4.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .3 .3 .0 .0
Career 5 0 3.8 .000 .000 .000 .4 .2 .2 .0 .0


Santa Cruz Warriors[7]
  • Most points (career): 4,511
  • Most rebounds (career): 1,988
  • Most assists (career): 1,883
  • Most steals (career): 563
NBA Development League[8]
  • Most games played (career): 318
  • Most steals (career): 428

Statistics/records are accurate as at the end of the 2013–14 season.


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