Siena Men’s Basketball Lands ‘Most Underrated’ Recruit In Nation.
The Siena Saints had a down season last year where Murphy's law seemed to be in full effect. Not only was the team young and inexperienced but losing Point Guard Roman Penn to a heel injury basically ended their season. Head Coach Jimmy Patsos took a step to make sure that wouldn't be the same this year by locking down DeVon Baker, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior point guard from SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. "They're getting the most underrated player in the country,'' SPIRE head coach Dave Briski said. "The kid's really, really good. He's special."
I an article from the Times Union, Baker shared why he's interested in Siena. "Because it's a good fit for me,'' Baker said. "I can come in, play right away and lead the team to a championship." I for one love that attitude and I know Patsos will as well. However the question becomes how will Jimmy Patsos use Roman Penn(When healthy) and DeVon Baker? There's the obvious rotation and competition for the starting job or he could mimic what teams like the Houston Rockets where both Chris Paul and James Harden on the court at the same time. Now I realize those are lofty goals but the model is clearly effective.