Nicholas Baer

Talk about guys that were hard to figure. Baer played well enough as a sophomore to be named the Big Ten’s sixth man of the year and he worked hard during the off-season to become even better. Then his statistical numbers took a precipitous drop across the board. He averaged 5.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, never really found his shooting touch and blocked half as many shots as he did the year before. A broken finger that caused him to miss the first six games had something to do with it, but the 6-7 Bettendorf alum also looked like he tried too hard to do too much at times.


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