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    Georgia Women's Basketball Legend: Sherill Baker

    Sherill Baker
    Basketball
    2002-06

    Coco Miller, who was previously announced as a legend for the 2014 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament, will no longer be able to represent the University of Georgia as its legend due to obligations associated with a new job. In Miller's absence, Sherill Baker, the SEC's single-season and career leader in steals, will now serve in that role

    Sherill Baker starred at the Greater Atlanta Christian School about 15 miles from The Arena at Gwinnett Center before enjoying an unparalleled career at the University of Georgia from 2002-06. While she possessed a solid all-around game, Baker is best known as the SEC’s “Queen of Thieves” and owns both the league’s single-season and career steals records. She also owns Georgia’s single-game steals record and three of the top-10 season tallies by a Lady Bulldog. As a senior in 2005-06, Baker led the nation with 149 steals in 32 games, breaking a 25-year-old SEC season record and shattering the league’s career record with 426 steals – more than 50 more than the old mark. That season, Baker was a finalist for the Wade Trophy and also was named National Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-America and All-SEC. Baker, who also ranks No. 10 among UGA’s career scoring leaders with 1,665 points, helped the Lady Bulldogs to the 2004 “Elite Eight” as well as “Sweet 16” appearances in 2003, 2005 and 2006. She was a first-round draft pick of the New York Liberty and played four seasons in the WNBA with New York, Los Angeles, Indiana and Detroit, as well as overseas in Israel, Italy and Greece.