The 2022 NBA Draft is set to take place on Thursday, June 23rd. Following the results of the NBA Draft Lottery, we now have a full picture of this year’s order of picks. There are plenty of quality prospects in this year’s NBA Draft class. Among the players who could wind up being taken in the back half of the first round is forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. out of UW-Milwaukee. The following is a complete Patrick Baldwin Jr. draft profile including stats, highlights and an NBA mock draft projection.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Patrick Baldwin Jr.
Team: UW-Milwaukee Panthers
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Patrick Baldwin Jr. Draft Profile
Patrick Baldwin Jr. was ranked as one of the best high school players in his class. He is listed as 6-9, but Baldwin is probably a good 6-10. His height alone gives intrigue to play him as a big power or small forward. His length sometimes bails him out when he gets beat on the defensive side of the ball, as it allows him to block and disrupt shots and passes well.
Baldwin has an incredible jump shot with a high release, making it difficult for defenders to block. He can get hot in an instant and score in bunches, giving him an immediate opportunity to play off of the bench at the next level.
As one of the best recruits coming out of high school, Baldwin had a stinker of a season, shown by his 34% shooting. Oftentimes, Baldwin plays hero-ball and takes tough shots, as opposed to working the ball around. With his size and length, Baldwin struggles on the athletic side. He may need to play a passive role to start his career. An ankle injury and COVID limited his play during the last two years. He will need to show more effort to consistently make a rotation.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. Highlights
Patrick Baldwin Jr. Draft Projection
All 2022 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Yahoo! Sports NBA Mock Draft by Krysten Peek.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. is currently projected to be drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 30 overall.