University of Dayton adds former Georgia transfer Tyrone Baker to its roster

Photo of Anthony Grant. Photo courtesy of Rick Roshto

DAYTON — University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant announced Monday that Tyrone Baker, a 6-10 forward from Fort Meyers, FL, has signed with the Dayton Flyers.

He is transferring to Dayton after playing last season with Georgia. Baker announced he was joining UD from the Transfer Portal on April 26th.

Coach Grant says they are excited about the addition of Baker to the Flyer program. “Tyrone brings a tremendous combination of skill, length & athleticism that will complement our system and style of play very well,” he said. “He will fit very well into our program and campus community.”

Baker saw limited action at Georgia last season playing in only three games. This was due to an early season illness and a broken hand suffered in January. Baker scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in ten minutes of action. He joins Top 100 freshman Mike Sharamjamts, a 6-foot-9 guard from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as the two newcomers to next year’s team.

The Dayton Flyers went 24-11 this past season, finished tied for the second place in the Atlantic 10 and lost in the Second Round of the 2022 NIT. They return all five starters from last year’s team.