Rebel point guard Angel Baker remains hot in the national conversation, with the senior earning recognition as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the region finalists for the 2023 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America.
The 2023 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches All-America team will be announced later this month.
In a historic season for the Rebels, the First Team All-SEC guard has been instrumental in Ole Miss’ rise on the national stage. Baker paces the Rebels with a team leading 14.9 points per game and has been one of the team’s most prolific passers with 84 assists.
Baker was most recently named the 2023 Gillom Trophy award winner, as the most outstanding women’s basketball player in the state of Mississippi. Since becoming a Rebel in 2021, Baker has elevated her game to become one of the best players in the SEC and throughout the nation. In her second year with Ole Miss, she leads the team with 15.0 points per game and has notched eight total outings with 20 or more points.
The Gillom trophy has been presented annually since 2008 to the most outstanding women’s basketball player in the state, in honor of Ole Miss All-American Peggie Gillom-Granderson. Baker was joined by Mississippi State’s Jessika Carter and Southern Miss’ Domonique Davis as the three finalists. Baker recently surpassed the 2,000 career-scoring mark to become one of four to don a Rebel uniform to eclipse the milestone.
As an instrumental piece in Ole Miss’ first Sweet 16 run since 2007, Baker and the rest of the Rebels head into the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (March 24) with a shot at No. 5 Louisville in Seattle at 9 p.m. Central time on ESPN.