Jemarl Baker Jr. has found his new home.
After leaving the Kentucky Wildcats earlier this offseason, Baker has pledged to the Arizona Wildcats as his next destination.
New Beginnings, ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/BGpRFrpaqD— Jemarl Baker Jr. (@jemarlbakerjr) May 15, 2019
There have been rumors since the middle of last season that Baker could look to transfer out west and be closer to his home in California. That, along with Kentucky adding Tyrese Maxey to join Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley, which will make it hard for Baker to earn significant minutes yet again next season, it made sense for him to move somewhere he will have a chance to make a bigger impact while being closer to friends and family.
While Baker rarely got a chance to make a big impact in Lexington, fans will remember him for his performance against Wofford in the NCAA Tournament, where he helped stifle Fletcher Magee while providing a huge spark off the bench in a narrow win over the Terriers.
It’s not ideal to lose Baker, as Kentucky is now down to just three true scholarship guards, but that’s the situation they’re in for next season, for now.
Best of luck to Baker in his future endeavors is Tucson!