June 7, 2001

Former Teaneck star Baker makes choice

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Former Teaneck High School star Clarence Baker has made a decision to attend Mercer University. As a High School Sr. in 1998, Clarence helped lead Teaneck to a 22 - 5 mark, and Bergen Jamboree crown.

The Press Release from Mercer University:
Macon, GA--Mercer University men's basketball coach Mark Slonaker has announced the signing of Clarence Baker to begin play for the Bears during the 2001-02 campaign. Slonaker, a New Jersey native and a former Rahway High School standout, inked his first Garden State recruit in signing Baker, a native of Teaneck.

The 5'10 point guard comes to Mercer from Kankakee Junior College in Kankakee, Illinois where he played under head coach David Holstein. He averaged 10.4 points and 7.3 assists as a sophomore while shooting 44% from the floor and 79% at the free throw line. He also connected on 38.3% of his attempts from beyond the arc. He was a Second Team All-Region selection and led his squad to the NJCAA Final Four as a freshman.

"We are very excited to pick up some one of Clarence's caliber this late in the recruiting process," said Slonaker. "He has been a proven winner at two different levels and he is exactly what we were looking for. He is a leader, a distributor and a scorer and the coaching staff can't wait for his arrival."

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