6’7 rising freshman Joey Baker came into the CP3 Rising Stars camp with good regional reputation, but after his performance this past weekend, he will quickly become a popular name on the national level. His play during the weekend earned him a prestigious spot on the Dunk Dog All American team which goes to the top 20 players at the camp.

Joey wowed the scouts in attendance, camp coaches and staff at the CP3 Rising Stars camp. He has a complete game and has a unique combination of athleticism, size, and skill set that is not often seen at his age/grade. More importantly, he is such a humble and grounded young prospect.

In speaking with Joey, he is well mannered and very mature. Everything is “yes/no sir” and “thank you.” You get a sense early on he is just a young kid enjoying the game and doesn’t have a clue of his long range upside and potential, which is all a good thing.

Joey the basketball player demonstrated tremendous bounce off the dribble (see CP3 video) and a quick first step. His athleticism is more vertically off the bounce rather than laterally, but his ability to understand the game is advanced beyond his years.

Joey can knock down perimeter shots and sports a solid mid-range game, but his ability to finish in the lane with crowd pleasing dunks is high level. In one game, he used a nifty step jack jumper to showcase his overall offensive arsenal. A few years ago, Coach Heath Vandevender of Trinity Christian was singing his praises of Joey and rightfully so. It’s just a matter of time before he is on the recruiting radar of the ACC heavyweights.

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