Brandon Baker, Milford High School basketball standout, recently signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and basketball career at Belmont University, Nashville, Tn.
Belmont is a Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) school that is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The four-year varsity letterman on the Milford hardwood earned all-star status in both the Greater Miami Conference and the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. He also has competed in track and field.
In his spare time he has managed to squeeze in work as a teen counselor and he has attended the Athletic Leadership Conference.
He is not yet certain what will be his major course of study, but he indicated he is leaning toward education.
He singled out two basketball games as highlights of his cage career.
"I scored 19 points as a freshman when we played Oak Hills...Last year against Loveland we played really good as a team. I had 28 points."
He mentioned several people who have been positive influences in his life.
"My dad and mom (Barry and Terri) have always been there for me and have helped me in everything," said Baker. "Coach (Joe) Cambron (Milford head boys basketball coach) helped me out a lot about basketball. . . Mike Price (AAU basketball coach) gave me the opportunities to play AAU ball."
Brandon's dad said, "We couldn't be any more excited for him. We realize this is the right school for him. It's a Christian school and has a good academic program. We think he'll fit in well with their style of ball."
His mother said, "We couldn't be happier. We love everything about the college - the coaches, the people. The people we've met there have been quality from beginning to end."
"Brandon is a great young man who has worked very hard to get his scholarship," said coach Cambron. "He plays really hard all the time, is a skilled big man and has been a great teammate."