Jemarl Baker has made his college decision. He’s going to play for Coach Cal in Lexington.
According to a report from Evan Daniels of Scout.com, the four-star shooting guard committed to play for Kentucky on Tuesday. He was also reportedly considering Arizona and Oregon, among others.
Baker was formerly committed to Cuonzo Martin at Cal. The former Golden Bears coach has since left for Missouri.
“I’m honored and humbled by the experience and greatly appreciate coach Cal believing in my abilities,” Baker said, per the report from Daniels.
The spring signing period begins on Wednesday. Kentucky cannot officially comment on unsigned recruits, and because Baker signed a letter of intent with California in the fall, he won’t be able to sign another in the same calendar year.
However, Kentucky’s official basketball Twitter account sent out a message acknowledging the four-star commitment.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) April 11, 2017
Baker, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 165 pounds out of Los Angeles, is the No. 73 player in the Class of 2017 in the 247Sports composite rankings. He is the No. 16 shooting guard in the country and No. 10 player out of the state of California.
The former Cal commitment is known for his outside shooting, which could be a welcomed addition to next year’s version of the Wildcats. Prior to this commitment, Kentucky already had the top-rated incoming class which will be expected to replace stars such as Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, Isaiah Briscoe and Bam Adebayo who will be pursuing the NBA Draft after an Elite 8 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s a look at some highlights of Baker in action: