With a mother who works for the FBI and a father who is an agent for the DEA, one could only expect Wade Baldwin
to be an intelligent and observant young man.
Both characteristics are beneficial to a point guard, and have helped Baldwin become the versatile 6-foot-3, 180-pound floor general he is today for the St. Joseph (Metuchen, N.J.)
Baldwin played his first two years at Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.)
, averaging 17.6 points per game as a sophomore. Before his junior year, Baldwin transferred to St. Joseph and teamed up with talented teammates like Marques Townes
, Karl Towns
and Raven Owen
to lead the program to the Tournament of Champions title game, a 27-5 record and the Non-Public A championship.
Baldwin averaged 16.1 points per game and was selected to the All-State Third Team
by The Star-Ledger.
Before the 2013-14 season began, Baldwin accepted a scholarship to Vanderbilt
after narrowing his list of over 30 offers down to Pitt, Minnesota, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt.
Speaking of 30, Baldwin and his Falcon teammates were the first Middlesex County team to ever win 30 games in a season. Other Middlesex County firsts included winning a Tournament of Champions title and winning five Middlesex County/GMC Tournament titles in a row.
Finishing 26-0 vs. New Jersey competition and going 30-2 this year with St. Joseph, Baldwin has compiled a record of 57-7 the past two seasons. A four-year starter, the Montgomery native finished his career with 1,727 points and 104 3-pointers after averaging 15 points, 7.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game during the 2013-14 season.
The No. 124
overall recruit according to 247sports
, Baldwin was named the Star-Ledger's Middlesex County Player of the Year and selected Second Team All-State
by the Star-Ledger for 2013-14.
The next big day on Baldwin's calendar — graduation — is May 22.