Vahe Gregorian

March 22, 2014 8:43 PM

Ron Baker embodies spirit of Wichita State’s second March in the national spotlight

About the time he was in eighth grade, Wichita State’s Ron Baker almost died when he suffered an allergic reaction to wheat dust. That bears a certain irony as the sophomore guard from Scott City, Kan., has become an icon of the school with the Wheatshocker mascot. His distinct combination of game, mane and disposition — plus his rise from walk-on status — have made him a cult figure.

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