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Patrick Baldwin Jr.’s Recruiting Edge

2021 recruit holds wisdom behind recruiting thanks to his dad’s coaching career

Basketball: USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

2021 recruit Patrick Baldwin Jr. has been catching some much deserved attention after attending the 2021 NBA Players Top 100 Camp. But his recruiting process is all but close to being over.

Baldwin’s father, Patrick Baldwin Sr., has coached at multiple universities across division one, including most recently Northwestern. Being around the college basketball atmosphere his whole life has no doubt given Baldwin Jr. an edge in recruiting.

The incoming junior forward currently playing for Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wis., is currently ranked No. 2 in his class for nationwide recruiting according to 247 Sports.

Baldwin has received offers from Arizona State, DePaul, Duke, Florida and Iowa but has made it clear that his decision will not be a rash one.

Growing up with a father involved in Northwestern’s recruiting atmosphere, Baldwin has sought out all of the little tricks and games recruiters try to play, especially with someone as young as Baldwin.

He has shown interest in numerous universities, Northwestern being one that has not yet offered but shown interest.

The biggest advice he has learned from his father is to be patient in the recruiting process, and seek out coach stability. It was obvious that moving around with his father from coaching job to coaching job puts coaching stability high of Baldwin’s wishlist.

As the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2021, Baldwin is far off from making a recruitment decision, but BT Powerhouse will keep you updated on his