Wade Baldwin vs Kentucky Video Breakdown
by: Mike Schmitz
January 25, 2016
Wade Baldwin appears to be one of the fastest rising prospects in this draft class thus far, making a significant jump between his freshman to sophomore seasons that has catapulted him into lottery discussions. While it's first and foremost Baldwin's physical tools and upside that have scouts so intrigued, his production has been very solid thus far too, posting a strong 19.5 points (47% 2P%, 46% 3P%, 82% FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.9 steals per-40 minutes.
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While Baldwin's stock has surged, his Vanderbilt team is in the midst of a highly disappointing season (3-4 in SEC, 11-8 overall) that has put their NCAA Tournament hopes on thin ice barring significant improvement.

From an NBA scouting perspective, one of the most intriguing games Vanderbilt will play all season came against Kentucky this past weekend at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Baldwin put some of his strengths, but primarily his weaknesses on full display there, scoring 7 points (1/8 2P, 0/1 3P) to go along with 1 rebound, 2 assists and 5 turnovers in 32 minutes.

Via Mike Schmitz, here's a seven minute video breakdown of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see from Baldwin in that game, both good and bad, on either end of the floor.

 


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