The Boston College basketball program has landed the son of a former NBA all-star.
This week, it was reported by Rivals’ EagleAction.com that the Eagles have landed 6-foot-9 wing Vin Baker Jr., the son of four-time NBA all-star Vin Baker Sr. During his time in the NBA, Baker Sr. played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.
The elder Baker is a New England native, so he is happy that his son is set to attend one of the top schools in the region. Baker Sr. also acknowledged that playing in the ACC was a huge plus for the Eagles.
“I’m extremely proud and excited for my son to get this opportunity to play a big time institution,” Baker said. “As a native New England kid who has always followed and known about Boston College, it’s an honor for my son to be able to attend there for school.
“This ranks right up there with my lifetime accomplishments of being drafted 8th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft, and winning a gold medal on the 2000 Olympic team. I couldn’t be more proud of my son.
“Boston College is top of the food chain and class in New England when it comes to education. Then you throw in the fact that he’ll get to play basketball in the ACC? I’m being honest when I tell you that we just shut off our phones and were accepting no other offers after BC’s offer.”
Boston College may have lucked out landing an under-the-radar prospect, so we’ll have to see if the Baker’s patience ends up paying off. But for now, it looks like the excitement from the Baker family should set up the foundation for a promising career with the Eagles.
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