The 6’9, 215-pounder will now have a chance to communicate with and work out for NBA organizations. The deadline to withdraw from the draft is July 19.
Troy Baxter Jr., a 6-9 standout forward from Tallahassee, Fla., made his mark as one of the top players in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The senior, who was named to the All-MEAC First Team and All-Defensive Team, finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in scoring (17.1), No. 3 in blocks (1.7) and entered the MEAC Tournament shooting 44.5 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 73.4 percent from the free throw line.
Baxter recorded his sixth 20-point performance of the year against Norfolk State, scoring a game-high 21 points on Feb. 14 at Hill Field House. He also scored double-figures 14 times, including a season-high 28-point performance in a 95-82 victory at Coppin State on January 30, 2021.
Baxter’s postseason awards also include being named: Second Team All-America; All-District Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC); and 2020-21 HBCU All-Stars by the HBCU All-Stars LLC & CBS Sports.
Baxter also won the 2021 College Slam Dunk Contest held at the 32nd annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Indianapolis. He became the first player to win both the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and the college slam dunk titles.
Baxter helped lead Morgan State to a 14-8 overall record and 7-5 mark in MEAC play. The Bears advanced to the MEAC Tournament title game where they fell to Norfolk State. It marked the Bears first appearance in the conference finals since 2014.