Former Liberty forward Myo Baxter-Bell joined ASOR for a twitter live discussion Wednesday night to discuss his time at Liberty and this year’s team as they prepare for the ASUN Tournament this weekend. During the discussion, Baxter-Bell announced that he has signed his first professional basketball contract.
Baxter-Bell was in the airport in Miami on his way to Argentina to join his new team, San Isidro in the Argentine Basketball League, and begin his professional basketball career.
“It’s a great start for me,” Baxter-Bell said. “It’s been a long process. Finally seeing everything pay off and come to fruition, I’m just excited and can’t wait to get started.”
With Baxter-Bell signing a professional contract, all four of Liberty’s departing seniors from the 2019-20 men’s basketball team have signed professional contracts. Caleb Homesley signed with the NBA’s Washington Wizards and is now competing with the Erie BayHawks in the G League. Scottie James is playing in Germany with the Gieseen 46ers, and Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz has spent times in both Peurto Rico and Mexico.
The 6’5″ Baxter-Bell finished his Liberty career with 900 points, 384 rebounds, and 173 assists. He played in 141 games while making 37 starts. Baxter-Bell was a key part of Liberty basketball’s program turnaround under head coach Ritchie McKay as he advanced to conference tournament championship games his past three seasons, winning the last two in the ASUN. Baxter-Bell also made the last ever field goal in the Vines Center as he drained a three-pointer in the waning seconds of the Flames’, 73-57, win over Lipscomb last March.