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).