Patrick Baldwin Jr.

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 220
College: Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/18/2002

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 34
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 28 by the Golden State Warriors

Pros:

Decent shooter, especially from deep
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Decent rebounder
Adept at collecting steals and blocks
Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can play too wildly on offense
Can tend to be unfocused defensively
His effort on the defensive end can be lagging at times
Had a disappointing freshman season

Summary:

Patrick Baldwin Jr. is an athletic, skilled forward that can shoot and score the basketball.  He is an unselfish player that shows some high basketball IQ when he’s playing well, and he is a rangy defender that can play shutdown defense when he is dialed in.  Baldwin can be a terrific shooter when he gets in a rhythm, and he has a lot of range on his shot. He can score in bunches, and he plays so effortlessly that he can make difficult plays look easy.

On the downside, he sometimes can be unfocused defensively.  He’s been rather inconsistent as a shooter, which has hurt his shooting percentages so far, and he’s also been injury prone. Still, Baldwin is a very talented forward who possesses a good blend of size, athleticism, shooting skills, and upside, and he currently projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Page
247Sports’ Profile
MaxPreps Profile
ESPN’s Article on Baldwin Joining Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Games Scouted:
2/11/20 Sussex Hamilton vs. Wauwatosa West
7/11/21 USA vs. France
11/18/21 Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Florida
12/4/21 Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Robert Morris
12/13/21 Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Rhode Island

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