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      Del Baker
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cleveland

High School:
Cleveland

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/17/1979

2001-02 (Senior)
Played in 26 games with two starting assignments ... Averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in SEC games ... Eleven of his 13 field goals on the season came from behind the three-point arc ... Thirty-one of his 37 field goal attempts were three-pointers ... On Senior Day against Georgia (3/2/02) he celebrated by going 2-for-2 from three-point range to go with three rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot ... Delivered three assists without a turnover in 20 minutes of action at Vanderbilt (2/2/02) ... Drilled a three-pointer to cut the Gators? lead to one point with just over four minutes left in UT?s loss at 8th-ranked Florida ... Made his first career start against Kentucky (2/6/02) and played a career-high 31 minutes ... Had one of his better games of the season in UT?s 76-74 overtime loss against Kentucky (2/6/02), playing outstanding defense against Tayshaun Prince ... Tied his career-high with three assists at LSU (1/30/02) ... Provided the Vols with a valuable boost off the bench with three points and three rebounds in seven minutes of play against Florida (1/9/02) ... Missed four games during the month of December after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right ankle on Nov. 28 ? Had been limited due to a sprain in the same ankle earlier in the season.

2000-01 (Medical Redshirt)
Missed the entire season after suffering a broken foot during preseason practices ... He suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal (also known as a Jones Fracture) in his left foot during practice on Nov. 1 ... Had the cast on his foot removed on Dec. 5 and was fitted with a walking cast ... Underwent surgery to insert a screw into his left foot on Nov. 7 ... Suffered the exact same injury to his right foot on Feb. 21, 2000 that caused him to miss the final eight games of the 1999-2000 season.

1999-00 (Junior)
Played in 25 games ... Suffered broken right foot in practice Feb. 21 ... Averaged 3.5 points (3.2 in SEC play) coming off the bench ... Hit 41.5 percent from the field ... Owned a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (1.39) ... Scored season-high 10 points against American-Puerto Rico and Radford ... Knocked down three three-points against American-PR ... Posted an eight-point effort versus Georgia ... Pulled down a career-high four rebounds while recording a career-high three blocks in the Middle Tennessee game ... Also had four caroms at Vanderbilt ... Played a season-high 24 minutes in UT?s double overtime win at Florida ... Saw at least 10 minutes of action in nine-game stretch from Tulsa to South Carolina.

1998-99 (Sophomore)
Played in 24 games ... Averaged 1.5 points (1.9 in SEC play) coming off the bench ... Hit 35 percent from the field ... Scored season-high nine points, hitting 3-of-4 from three-point range, off the bench in the season-opener against Arizona, helping the Vols to a three-point advantage after trailing by 13 in the second half ? Tallied seven points, connecting on 3-of-6 from the field in the Vols' 100-64 win over Alabama ? Had six points (2-of-2 three-point FGs) in the Vols' win over South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena ? Played double-figure minutes in three games (Western Carolina, LSU and Southwest Missouri State).

1997-98 (Freshman)
Saw action in 25 games ... Averaged 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in a reserve role... Averaged 2.2 points in SEC play ... Connected on 45 percent (13-of-29) from the field, including 35.7 percent (5-of-14) from three-point distance in league play ... Scored career-high 12 points in Tennessee?s 87-63 win at Mississippi State, hitting 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 of his treys ... Came off the bench to add six points at South Carolina, hitting 2-of-4 from three-point range ... Tallied six points on two three-pointers (2-of-6) in collegiate debut in UT?s win over Winthrop in the season opener ... Registered five points (2-of-4 FGs) in the Vols? 77-57 win over St. Joseph?s ... Pulled down two rebounds and had one assist against the Tigers ... Dished out a career-high three assists vs. Winthrop ... Blocked a season-high two shots against Appalachian State ... Registered 13 assists and four steals on the season ... Averaged 7.2 minutes per game.

High School
Earned consensus first-team Class AAA All-State honors as a senior ... Honorable mention USA Today All-America selection ... Helped lead Cleveland High School to a 33-2 mark and the 1997 Tennessee Class AAA state championship ... McDonald?s All-America nominee ... Averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists as a senior ... Named first-team All Tri-State ... Earned Most Valuable Player Honors in the 1997 District V Tournament ... Scored season-high 35 points against rival Bradley Central ... Selected to the All-Tournament team in the Rogers Buick Tournament held in Knoxville ... Averaged 14 points and seven rebounds per game as a junior ... Played on same AAU team with Vol teammate C.J. Black ... Signed with the Vols during the early signing period in November 1996 ... Coached at Cleveland High School by Ray Grant.

Personal
Born: March 17, 1979 ... Full name: Delbert Leon Baker ... Academic Major: Sport Management ... Spent part of the spring of 1999 working out with the football team with a tryout as a wide receiver ... The older brother of UT junior forward Vincent Yarbrough ... Had his No. 32 jersey retired by Cleveland High School on Nov. 20, 2000.

Year
GP-GS
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Ast
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
1998
25-0
17-48
.354
8-27
.296
4-4
1.000
13
6
4
46
1.8
1999
24-0
15-43
.349
6-26
.231
0-2
.000
7
0
6
36
1.5
2000
25-0
34-82
.415
12-45
.267
7-17
.412
25
12
13
87
3.5
2001
Medical Redshirt
2002
26-2
13-37
.351
11-31
.355
4-9
.444
15
1
3
41
1.6
TOTAL
100-2
79-210
.376
37-129
.287
15-32
.469
60
19
26
210
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