Report: Vanderbilt PG Wade Baldwin declaring for NBA draft, hiring agent
Wade Baldwin is probably best known for being on the receiving end of Kevin Stallings public sportsmanship lesson, in which the then-Vanderbilt coach told Baldwin, “I’ll f—ing kill you.”
You should also recognize Baldwin as an NBA prospect.
Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com:
Good move by Baldwin declaring for the draft and hiring an agent. He should be a first-round pick. The only question is how high of one. An agent can help him maximize his draft stock.
Baldwin is a strong point guard who shoots well from outside and possesses quality court vision. That’s the base of a productive NBA point guard.
He excels at creating easy opportunities for himself and others – an underrated skill – but that will be much harder against better athletes in the NBA. Baldwin won’t get as many transition chances at the next level. Without elite athleticism or much of a mid-range game, I’m not sure how Baldwin replaces some of the easier looks he created in two years at Vanderbilt (again, a skill).
Baldwin looks like a relatively high-floor, low-ceiling choice.