Baker, Ron


Ronald Delaine Baker, son of Neil & Ranae Baker, was born 30 March 1993 in Hays, Kansas.  He grew up in Utica, Kansas, and played basketball for the Wichita State University Shockers (2012-2016).  He joined the NBA New York Knicks in August 2016 and also played for the Washington Wizards. In August 2019, Ron announced that he was going to play for CSKA Moscow.

In an article published 24 August 2021, the KWCH12 revealed that Mr. Baker was no longer playing professional basketball and had joined Ascension Via Christi’s Strategy and Business Development department.

Ron's Volga German ancestors can be traced to the colonies of Norka (where the surname was Bäcker, also Schwindt and Lehl), Yagodnaya Polyana (Scheuermann and Luft), and Dönhof (Schindler).


- Eldridge, Taylor. "Ron Baker is headed to Russia." The Wichita Eagle (online) (1 August 2019).
- "Former Shocker hoops star Ron Baker to begin new career with Ascension Via Christi." KWCH12 (24 August 2021) [Online].
- Ron Baker (Wikipedia)

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Ron Baker with the New York Knicks.
Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images.

Interview with Ron Baker (July 2017).
2016-17 Season Highlights with the NY Knicks