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Raven Northcross-Baker
Raven Northcross-Baker


Raven Northcross-Baker starts her first season as an Assistant Women’s Coach at Garden City Community College.

Northcross-Baker comes from Malvern, Arkansas and has been training and coaching for many years while also pursuing her professional basketball career. She holds the all-time scoring record for Malvern High School where she also won back to back state championships. She also racked up many other accolades such as: Three-time member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Team, Three-time all-state performer and a three-time all-state all-tournament team member, averaged 27 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Lady Leopards as a senior.

After graduating from high school she went on to play for Coach G at Chipola Junior College in Marianna Florida. She Helped Chipola reach the FCSAA/NJCAA quarterfinals and a 28-5 record, and led the team in scoring and was second in 3-point shooting. (14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals while starting all 33 games in 2016-17.)

In April of 2017 Raven became the first commitment for Coach Neighbors and his staff. She scored an Arkansas season/career-best 22 points in a win over Texas-Arlington and went 8-for-11 from the floor including a 6-for-8 performance from distance against Texas-Arlington. She was a member of the team that set single season records for points scored, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals made and attempted, defensive rebounds, games played and total minutes, and helped Arkansas upset three ranked teams to reach the SEC Tournament finals for the first time in program history.

Once graduating from the University of Arkansas she went semi Pro in Atlanta. Then signed her first professional contract to play overseas in Kosovo where she had a breakout rookie season averaging 34.7 points (lead the league), 7.1 rebounds, 5.1 assist (4th in the league), and 4.0 steals (2nd in the league) per game. After her rookie season she continued to play professionally in Serbia, Egypt, Nicaragua, Czech Republic, and a few other countries.