BIOGRAPHY: Baron is a prolific shooter who finished with 345 career 3-pointers for the most in the history of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
He averaged 17.4 points as a senior to rank sixth in the conference and earn all-Atlantic 10 first team honors. Baron's 3-point
percentage of 45.4 ranked 18th in the country and second in the conference in 2008-09. He finished the season with 118 to
set a Rhode Island record, and also shot over 90 percent from the line in his career. The son of Rhode Island coach Jim Baron,
Jimmy Baron possesses excellent basketball intelligence. He is a capable ballhandler, although not very effective as a point
guard with only 1.9 assists per game. Baron turned in some notable shooting performances in his career, including a 24-point
effort on eight 3-pointers in a loss at Duke this past season. That game also showcased some of his deficiencies as he had
one assist and missed all six shots from inside the arc. Baron compares well to other standstill shooters who have made a
mark in the NBA in the past like Matt Maloney and Bryce Drew, who both played with the Houston Rockets. In the Portsmouth
Invitational Tournament, Baron averaged 19.3 points to finish second in scoring and set tournament marks with nine 3-pointers
in a game and 16 in the event. While Baron is fairly one-dimensional, he could be an asset for a team in need of spot-up shooters,
especially if he can hide some of his defensive deficiencies.