Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Georgia transfer Noah Baumann commits to GCU basketball

Noah Baumann is coming home to finish his college basketball career after announcing his commitment to Grand Canyon University on Monday.

Baumann posted on Twitter, “#LopesUp I’m here to stay!”

Baumann, a 6-foot-6 guard, will be playing at his fourth college since graduating from Phoenix Desert Vista High School in 2017, where he averaged 10 points his senior season.

He was limited in high school by injuries but his ability to space the court and knock down 3-pointers made him a strong college commodity. He started his college career at San Jose State, before transferring to USC and playing last season at Georgia, where he averaged 8.1 points, making 40.7% of his 3-pointers.

Baumann visited GCU over the weekend and came away impressed.

“The visit went very well,” Baumann said in a direct message to The Republic. “Being home and in front of my family is what attracted me most and the coaches are hungry and the players are hungry to win.”

GCU last week signed incoming 6-9 freshman Derrick Michael Xzavierro of the NBA Global Academy. He will be the first Indonesian basketball player to play NCAA Division I basketball.

In the summer, 6-11 incoming freshman Isaiah Carr of Las Cruces High in New Mexico, will be joining the Antelopes.

The Antelopes aren’t done yet with their 2022 recruiting class.

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