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Justin Baker finds himself in somewhat of a unique position. He is one of just two seniors on a Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball squad which is in a rebuilding mode.

Baker has responded by working hard, taking the younger teammates under his wing and leading by example.

This week, the former Lebanon standout continued to embrace his role as mentor and advocate for the Flying Dutchmen. On Tuesday night in particular, Baker helped guide Lebanon Valley to an important early-season 79-65 victory over Elizabethtown.

In 32 minutes of playing time, Baker was all over the court, registering eight points, nine rebounds and three assists. The positive result evened the Flying Dutchmen’s overall mark to 3-3.

For the season, Baker leads LVC in scoring, at a 13.5 points per game clip, as well as rebounding. Baker is shooting 52 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the free-throw line.

Moving forward, Baker is expected to play a key role in Lebanon Valley’s season-long improvement process.

  • Jeff Falk

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