A Deeper Look at Elite Wing Patrick Baldwin Jr.

Hamilton (Sussex, Wis.) wing Baldwin is the son of UW-Milwaukee head coach Patrick Sr. and the checks off all the boxes associated with the fundamentally sound coach’s son label.

At 6-foot-8, Baldwin creates a matchup problem for smaller guards trying to defend him on the wing. His quickness off the dribble allows him to maneuver past defenders on the wing and finish with the mid-range pull-up, the floater or continue to the rim to finish with authority.

Baldwin is well capable of playing the four because of his high basketball IQ and quickness, which allow him to blow by slow frontcourt players in the paint and draw fouls or finish through contact.

Still, Baldwin thrives from the perimeter as a marksman.

Baldwin is an underrated passer and playmaker. Since he draws most of the attention on the floor, he’s developed the ability to find the open man in the position where he’s most effective. That factor has made Baldwin a more complete player in every aspect.

Baldwin competes on the defensive end and has the size to guard multiple positions on the floor. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player that presents a greater matchup disadvantage on both ends than Baldwin.

 For the past couple of summers, he ran with Phenom U (Wis.) and averaged 17 points, five rebounds and two assists a game, despite playing with multiple five-star players on the wing.

That type of production has everyone from Duke to Kentucky to Florida, among many others, all hot on his trail.

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