NIU looks for its first victory in Kalamazoo since 2006
2013-14: Appeared in all 32 games, including 31 starts ... Averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Averaged 2.4 assists per game, 15th-best in the MAC ... Shot 73.4 percent (80-of-109) from the free-throw line, 13th-best in the conference ... Ranked 10th in the MAC averaging 1.5 steals per game and tied for sixth in league play with 1.8 per contest ... His career-high five steals against Buffalo on Jan. 25 were the most for a Huskie since Jake Anderson's five on Feb. 24, 2010 ... Scored in double figures in 14 times ... Scored a season-best 17 points on three different occasions: James Madison (Nov. 15), at Toledo (Jan. 22) and Toledo (Feb. 26) ... Pulled down a season-best five rebounds three times: Bethune-Cookman (Jan. 3), at Central Michigan (Feb. 23) and Toledo (Feb. 26) ... Had a season-best six assists twice: San Jose State (Nov. 16) and at Ball State (Feb. 1) ... Connected on a three-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation at Ball State (Feb. 1) to force overtime, NIU went on to win the contest ... Named to the NIU Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 9.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in the tournament.
2012-13: Played in 30 games, starting 18 ... Averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists while playing 22.2 minutes per game ... Poured in a career-best 17 points on five-for-seven shooting at Dayton (Dec. 1) ... Led team in assists and steals with 58 and 41, respectively ... Made four steals in a game three times: at Valparaiso (Nov. 13), vs. Judson (Nov. 18), and at Dayton (Dec. 1) ... Dished out a career-best six assists vs. Central Michigan (Mar. 2) ... Pulled down five rebounds, all defensive, vs. Ball State (Feb. 13) ... Thrice reached double-digits in points: 17, at Dayton (Dec. 1), 10, vs. SIU-Edwardsville (Dec. 5), and 10, at Central Michigan (Jan. 23).
Prior to NIU: Led Consortium to an 18-5 record and a state regional final appearance as a senior while averaging 16 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and five steals per game ... Earned Class C All-State honors from the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... Named All-Detroit by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... Averaged 14 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals as a junior, helping Consortium to a 20-6 record and a trip to the state semifinals
Personal: Full name is Travon Baker ... Born on January 14, 1994 in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Derrick and Latonya Baker ... Plans to major in nursing.