Joey Baker may not have been the splashy transfer portal acquisition Terrence Shannon Jr. would have been, but he still brings a vital element to Michigan Wolverines basketball that was afternoon missed last year: three-point shooting.
Baker shot 40.5% from three last seasons in a reserve role under Coach Kat Duke. The Blue Devil captain graduated from Duke and announced his transfer to Michigan this summer.
A 6-foot-6 forward out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Baker will look for an increased opportunity at Michigan and one last chance at an NCAA Tournament run. On Tuesday, he spoke with Brian Boesch on the “Defend the Block,” podcast put out by Michigan athletics, to give his thoughts on his career and expectations moving forward.
Boesch started out by asking the very simple question: “Why Michigan?”
“I feel comfortable here,” said Baker. “It just felt like a place where I could see myself thriving