Baron playing for Eskişehir Basket
|No. 12 – Crvena zvezda mts|
Basketball League of Serbia
|Born||December 11, 1990|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Baron began his college basketball career with Virginia (2010–2011). He then played college basketball with Rhode Island (2011–2012). He finished his college basketball career with the Canisius Golden Griffins, in 2014. He was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, of the 2013–14 season and he was also named to the All-MAAC First Team in 2013 and 2014.
Baron played with the Chicago Bulls' summer league squad, in the 2014 NBA Summer League. He then began his pro career in 2014, with the Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas Vilnius, playing in the Lithuanian League and the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup. He then played with the Detroit Pistons' summer league squad, in the 2015 NBA Summer League.
He joined the Belgian club Spirou Charleroi in 2015, playing in the Belgian League and the EuroCup. He then moved to the Spanish club UCAM Murcia, in 2016, where he played in the Spanish League and the EuroCup. He moved to Turkey in 2017, signing with the Turkish Super League club Eskişehir Basket.
In July 2018, he moved to Serbia and signed with Crvena zvezda for the 2018–19 season. With the Zvezda, he won the Adriatic SuperCup and the Adriatic League in 2019, becoming the ABA League Finals MVP. In June 2019 he extended the contract with the Zvezda for one more year.
National team careerEdit
- "MAAC Announces 2013-2014 Men's Basketball Awards". Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- "Billy Baron pens contract with Crvena zvezda". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
- "Zvezda signs scoring ace Baron". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "Billy Baron extends contract with Crvena zvezda mts". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
- Borzello, Jeff (February 13, 2014). "Billy Baron hopes to end up-and-down journey on a high note". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 10, 2014.