Hoops Hoops officially adds Chad Baker-Mazara
SAN DIEGO – Chad Baker-Mazara, a 6-7 wing, signed a grant to officially become a member of the San Diego State Men’s Basketball Program, Head Coach Brian Dutcher announced today. Baker, who will be in his sophomore next season and will have four years of eligibility, will compete for the Aztecs starting in the 2021-22 season.
Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Baker-Mazara competed at Duquesne University in the 2020-21 season where he averaged 9.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game.
Making 13 of his 15 appearances last season, he clocked a team record of 41.7% (25 of 60) from distance, which was the second highest 3-point shooting percentage in history. of this program. Overall, he was 46 of 105 (43.8%) off the ground and made 26 of 32 (81.3%) free throws.
In 366 minutes total, he added 17 assists, 15 steals and 13 blocked shots. His 13 blocks were the team’s second highest. Baker-Mazara has double the mark on four occasions, twice crossing the 20-point plateau, including a peak of 23 points at Fordham (1/27). In that Fordham game, he hit seven three-pointers, becoming the third freshman in Duquesne history to make at least seven treys in a game. His averages per 40 minutes played are 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks.
In his best game with the Dukes, he went 5 of 7 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, was 8 of 9 from the line and grabbed six rebounds, had three blocks, three interceptions and two assists in an 86-75 win over Rhode Island (2/27). Baker-Mazara won the Atlantic-10 rookie of the week title on January 25 after averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games . Earlier in the season, he was 5 of 5 in the bonus distance and scored a record 19 points against Rhode Island (1/20). This 5 of 5 performance beyond the arc was the best of a freshman from Duke and Duquesne since the 2016-17 season.
After graduating from high school and before enrolling at Duquesne, Baker-Mazara spent a year at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. He led the team to a 23-4 record, including a 20-game winning streak. SPIRE finished the regular season 8th in the country and was one of 14 teams to advance to the 2020 National Preparation Championship.
As a two-year participant at Colonia High School (NJ), after moving to the United States before his freshman year, he led the team to back-to-back appearances in the Grand Conference tournament semifinals. Middlesex. As a senior, he averaged 18.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.7 blocks and was named 2018-19 Home News Tribune Male Basketball Player of the Year. The team went 24-5, won the White Division title of the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) and reached the semi-final match of the GMC tournament. In addition, the team won the North 2 Group III section crown of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). After the season, Baker was selected to compete in the New Jersey Senior Coaches Association Basketball Coaches Association and the Greater Middlesex Conference Basketball Coaches Association.
Last season, the Aztecs won their 14the The Mountain West Championship, eighth in the regular season and sixth tournament title, finished the regular season with a 23-4 record and was seeded No. 6 in the NCAA tournament.
San Diego State set to return starters Nathan Mensah and Trey Pulliam, as well as important contributors Lamont Butler, Keshad Johnson, Adam seiko and Joshua Tomaic. Baker-Mazara joins transfers Tahirou Diabate, Matt Bradley and new freshman Demarshay Johnson Jr., as new faces who will enter the 2021-22 season for the Aztecs. Jaedon LeDee, who has also transferred to SDSU, will be spending the coming year as a Red Shirt and competing for SDSU starting in the 2022-2023 school year.