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Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small town guy with Big Apple dream

Ron Baker of the New York Knicks drives to the basket during the first half against the Utah Jazz on March 22 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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SCOTT CITY — It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing his game in high school.
This is a visitor’s first thought as the Knicks guard gives a tour of the court his father poured in the front yard of the house where he grew up. Baker and his siblings’ names are etched into the concrete, there is an old tractor parked across the street and a cornfield just a few blocks away.
Agriculture, family and sports are infused into every corner of this remote ...

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