- Gretna, LAHometown
- Helen Cox High School
- 98Overall Rank
- 36Position Rank
- Nov 9, 2011
- No. 96 Kuaneshia Baker is staying in-state
- When it came down to it, a fast-paced style and staying closer to home was what spoke loudest to Kuaneshia Baker of Gretna, La., when she made her college choice on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-10 scoring machine, ranked No. 96 in the 2012 class by ESPN HoopGurlz, announced her pick, LSU, during a ceremony at Helen Cox (Harvey, La.), where she is a senior who'll be chasing a state championship.
"Winning a state championship is the only thing left to cement her legacy here at Helen Cox," coach Barbara Weary said in a telephone interview.
Baker also considered Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Texas Tech.
Nicknamed "Co-Co," the four-star prospect joins No. 24 Danielle Ballard of Memphis, Tenn., and three-star prospect Derreyal Youngblood of Harvey, La., in Nikki Caldwell's first recruiting class at LSU. Youngblood was present at Baker's announcement, which was marked by much pomp from the school marching band and football team.
"This is a great decision for her," Weary said of her star guard. "She has a very close-knit family and the system that Nikki plays fits very well with Co-Co's style."
- Oct 21, 2011
- No. 96 Kuaneshia Baker refines her list of finalists
- Kuaneshia Baker of Gretna, La., has added Auburn University to her list of finalists, according to her brother, Reshad.
The 5-foot-10 guard, ranked No. 96 in the 2012 class by ESPN HoopGurlz, is considering Auburn Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Texas Tech, Reshad Baker said in a text message.
Auburn essentially replaces Baylor among Baker's final six.
Baker is taking her official visit to LSU this weekend and will trip to Kentucky on Nov. 5. Since she already has taken officials to Mississippi, Mississippi State and Texas Tech, Baker may take an unofficial to Auburn, her brother said.
- Sep 19, 2011
- No. 96 Kuaneshia Baker down to six
- Kuaneshia Baker of Gretna, La., is down to a final six and has scheduled home and/or official visits with four of them, according to her brother, Reshad.
The 5-foot-10 guard, ranked No. 96 in the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100, is considering Baylor, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Texas Tech, Reshad Baker said in an email message.
Baker already has had an official visit and home visit with Texas Tech and a home visit with Mississippi, where she will take an official visit this coming weekend. She also will have a home visit from Kentucky on Sept. 26 and an official visit with LSU on Oct.21. Visits with Baylor and Mississippi State still are being scheduled.
The four-star prospect averaged 19.6 points as a junior for Helen Cox (Harvey, La.).