On Friday Providence added even more depth at the point guard position.
As if talented veteran Vincent Council, five-star recruit Kris Dunn and Kiwi Gardner weren't enough to hold down the point guard position, Providence has added point guard Ian Baker of Jacksonville (Fla.) Arlington Country Day.
At 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, Baker also has the athleticism and scoring ability to move over to the shooting guard position.
"Ian has the toughness to play in the Big East," said Arlington Country Day head coach Rex Morgan. "He can defend and that's what you have to do in the Big East. He is a combo guard who is going to have a great career."
Right on the cusp of being a member of the Rivals150 after the summer, Baker has had a strong senior season, averaging 13 points and seven assists per game.
Providence beat out the likes of Ole Miss, Seton Hall and Memphis to land Baker, who at one time was committed to South Carolina.
"He was starting to get a lot of interest here of late," said Morgan. "A lot of people assumed that he would eventually go back with South Carolina. When they fired Darren Horn, that changed a lot of things."
Baker joins a Providence recruiting class that is ranked No. 7 in the national team recruiting rankings.