Bentonville, Ark. 2018 point guard Caderius Baggett has largely flown under the radar of college programs, but remains a tough-as-nails competitor who is among the top senior basketball players in Arkansas.  At 6’2, 175-pounds, Baggett plays fast and aggressive and is always willing to get physical with opposing players. He is a competitor at the defensive end and moves his feet well, keeping his man out of the paint.

He spent the summer competing for the Wings Elite in Little Rock, Ark. and says the experience has helped him get ready for the upcoming season.  “We had a good little season,” Baggett said. “We won and we played a lot of good teams. We won like four or three out of five (tournaments). I had a good little summer. It was fun. It was a fun experience.”

He says he has spent a lot of time in the offseason working on improving his jump shot, ball handling and shooting off the dribble and coming off screens.  “I’m also working on my speed for the next level,” he said. “I know the speed is going to change and I have to be ready.”

A fan of NBA standout Kyrie Irving, Baggett says his mom has had the biggest influence on his basketball career to date.  “She pushes me a lot in life, that’s all I can say,” Baggett said. “She pushes me a lot. She just wants the best out of me in everything I do. She wants me to kill everyone who steps in front of me on the court. Just show them who the best is.”

Baggett says he currently does not hold any offers, but has talked with several colleges, including NCAA Division I program Missouri State, Arkansas Pine Bluff and NAIA program Evangel, which is located in Springfield, Mo.