Patrick Baldwin, Jr., target of 5-star UNC basketball, names top 10 schools
Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels hope to continue their recruiting streak on the recruiting trail after earning the country’s No. 2 class for the 2020 cycle.
They’ll have a chance to fight if they can counter prospects like Patrick Baldwin, Jr., a small 5-star striker in the 2021 class who named North Carolina to a list of 10 finalists on Saturday night.
With the Tar Heels, Baldwin entered Duke, Georgetown, Kentucky, Michigan, Northwestern, UCLA, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has cut his growing list of potential schools in half after accumulating 20 scholarship offers in the past year. In doing so, he eliminated schools like Florida, Kansas and Marquette.
A 6 foot 9 inch 190 pound wing from Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wisconsin, Baldwin is ranked third in its class according to the 247Sport composite. He is the second among players in his position and the first in the state of Wisconsin.
Baldwin has tremendous length and athleticism that allows him to play in either front position and helps him create offsets at both ends of the field. He can score on all three levels, runs well on the ground and is not afraid to roll in the lane for great finishes above the rim. It also has good grips for a tall man and an exceptional basketball IQ. This comes in part from his father, Patrick Baldwin, father, who is the head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This is also why the Panthers made the Baldwin list of 10 finalists.
There is no timetable for a Baldwin engagement at this point, but I expect at least one more round of cutbacks before a final hiring decision is made.
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