Kuaneshia Baker

Guard

CLASS: 2012

92

SCOUTS GRADE

  • Gretna, LAHometown
  • Helen Cox High School
  • 5-10Height
  • Weight
  • 98Overall Rank
  • 36Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

PBR Super 64-July 11: This 5-foot-10 guard continues to advance her game and make herself a presence on both ends. Her ball skills have put her in a position to create her own looks both on the break or in the halfcourt. She's playing with greater maturity... Click here for the full evaluation and tip sheet.

NAIC Southeast-Oct. 10: If you're looking for some intensity and focus, this athletic 5-10 guard is going to high on your list. Baker is aggressive at both ends of the floor and nobody can accuse her of waiting for the game to come her way. With the ball in her hands she can attack off the dribble and create both passes and shots. She finished well in traffic and knocked down several short pullups with obvious confidence. The deeper perimeter looks were somewhat inconsistent but the form looks good up top while her base is very narrow. One of the greater compliments for a football player is that they're "all over the field" and you can certainly say that of Baker and her coverage of the hardwood. She's attacking at both ends and not hesitant to mix things up or get on the floor to come up with a loose ball. She's going to have more than her share of eye-catching plays, including a few that won't go her way. In the end, if she's on the floor, lots of things are going to happen. (Lewis)

PBR Super 64-July 10: Athletic wing with skills to develop into a high level guard prospect in time. She has good speed, good range (to the 3-pt distance),defends the perimeter (w good lateral quickness) and can finish at the rim. Baker is also turnover prone and can get out of control at times. Plays along the baseline exceptionally well. (Powell)

If you want a shooting guard with size and the ability to create scoring opportunities for herself, Baker is your prospect. The 5-10 scorer from Gretna, La., could best be described as a young Iverson, in that she can create so many scoring opportunities and sometimes gets a little carried away in terms of shot selection. When she is dead-on and dialed in she can carry a team with her shot-making ability and athleticism. When she finds the balance in her game and maturity to know when it is time for to go get and when to play within the offense she will be a handful. (Hansen)

Notes

Club Team:TeamXpress and Louisiana Elite

ESPN HoopGurlz Tip Sheet Mentions and Features:
~ Tip Sheet: PBR Super 64--July 11