Patrick Baldwin Jr.


POSITION: SF PFFROM: Wisconsin Milwaukee
(Sussex, WI)
HT: 6-10 1/4WT: 231
BORN: 11/18/02YEAR: Fr.WING: 7-1 3/4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Baldwin is a big wing/forward who is coming off of a challenging freshman season in which he failed to getting it going in any meaningful way and played only 314 minutes over 11 games. The former 5-stsar recruit had a nagging ankle injury that hindered him but still looked very underwhelming this season, after being a much hyped prospect coming into the year.

PBJ has always been known as a shooter but hit only 26.6% from 3pt land this year and only 34.4% from the field. Shooters can go through slumps, especially when banged up so it’s too early to give up on him as a shooter.

He was coming off of a summer in which he looked OK for the U.S. U19 team but was far from the best player there. Then going to play for his dad at Wis. Milwaukee he just looked bad. He obviously has talent but might not be the player we thought he was a year ago.

PBJ isn’t the most explosive athlete you’ll ever see for his size and projects more as a player who floats around the perimeter rather than a guy who explodes into the paint and mixes it up down low.

He’s got good size for a wing and is a smooth runner for a 6-10 guy. Overall has very good mobility, just not great burst or suddenness.

Handles the ball well in the open court and has a SF skill-set.

Although he’s looked bad recently it’s way too early to give up on PBJ. He’s probably not the star we thought he was and is likely a year or two behind the curve we thought he was on but there’s still a good chance he’s an impactful player in the league.


  • poor man’s Michael Porter Jr.

Draft Projection

top 45 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft


2022 Power Forwards

  1. Jabari Smith – 6-10 – Auburn
  2. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  3. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  4. Jeremy Sochan – 6-9 – Baylor (England)
  5. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  6. Jake LaRavia – 6-8 – Wake Forest
  7. E.J. Liddell – 6-7 – Ohio State
  8. Dominick Barlow – 6-9 – Overtime Elite
  9. John Butler – 7-1 – Florida State
  10. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  11. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  12. Karlo Matkovic – 6-11 – Bosnia
  13. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Wisconsin Milwaukee 
  14. David Roddy – 6-5 – Colorado State
  15. Brady Manek – 6-9 – North Carolina
  16. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  17. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  18. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia