Maurice was phenomenal in his first game of the Showcase. He scored 41 points on a variety of plays, and was perfect from the line, shooting a whopping 17 of 17. He punished the Iowa defenders by knocking down open jumpers off of screens and curls and drew contact on the defender for several and-1 opportunities. Clearly were talking about an extremely versatile scorer with outstanding instincts for putting the ball in the net.
Baker showed good body control while hitting a baseline floater and demonstrated a good two-man game with Rod Benson
getting the kickout for an open 20. Baker showed some very steady play while smoothly pulling up in transition and knocking down a 20 jumper, and also stole an outlet pass and calmly banked it in off the glass from 15 out. He can finish with either hand around the basket, and has nice toughness and strength for a guard. His mid-range game is a real strength of his, making him an extremely difficult player to guard because of the many ways he can score the basketball.
The arena in Idaho was buzzing about Baker after the game. The 41 points he scored came effortlessly, and the crowd was duly impressed. He attacked the basket aggressively and is a very versatile ball handler with a high acumen for the game, but despite his upper body strength its not clear yet if he has the athleticism to take it to the next level. His quickness looks somewhat average compared with some of the other guard prospects here, so its hard to say whether hed be able to translate this same scoring ability to a higher level.