Patrick Baldwin Jr.
Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
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
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adept at collecting steals and blocks
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
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.
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