Well it’s official, the hard working Aussie and former Washington State University big man Aron Baynes is making the leap from the Euroleague to the NBA in the form a San Antonio Spur!
Baynes played collegiately at Washington State from 2005-09, where in 122 career games he averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22.0 minutes. He Ranks on WSU’s all-time list in field goal percentage (eighth – .546), blocks (T-seventh – 93), rebounds (11th – 653), blocks average (14th – 0.76), free throws made (17th – 122) and scoring (23rd – 1064).. Aron was a crucial part to the Cougars run at the sweet 16 where they fell to the #1 seeded North Carolina Tarheels.
Baynes, 6-10/260, began his professional career in 2009-10 playing for Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League, a squad that went on to win the Lithuanian National Championship. In 2010-11 he played in Germany for EWE Baskets Oldenburg before joining Ikaros Kallitheas in Greece the following season.
Congratulations to Aron Baynes on his successful Journey to the NBA, he put in A LOT of hard work and we couldn’t be more excited for him. We wish him luck in his run in the NBA and look Forward to seeing him play!