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Nike EYBL Indianapolis Offensive POTS: Patrick Baldwin Jr

By D1 Circuit Staff, 05/16/19, 9:15PM EDT

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Phenom University went 4-0 in Indianapolis while winning by an average of 28 points per game.

Phenom's nine-man rotation was locked and loaded from the outset, and their unbeaten session was highlighted by the offensive outburst from sophomore sharpshooter Pat Baldwin Jr.

The No. 1 ranked player in 247 Sports' 2020 class, Baldwin shot the ball ridiculously well in Indianapolis, knocking down 67.2 percent of his shots from the floor en route to scoring 26.5 points per game.  He was efficient when he got to the line (9-11), but most impressively, the 6-foot-9 swingman shot a blistering 15-for-29 (51.7 3PT%) from distance  51.7 3PT%.

Baldwin has one of the purest strokes on the circuit, and his length and quick release allow him to get his shot off from basically anywhere he wants. Baldwin is typically double and triple-teamed in high school, so it is refreshing to see how productive he can be when he consistently gets open looks.

Phenom's rotation is loaded, and Baldwin's ability to play in cohesion with 2020 No. 2 Jalen Johnson has been impressive. Johnson average 15 points and eight assists himself in Indianapolis, and his superb point-forward play along with the floor leadership of point guard Reece Beekman (247 4-star) is a big reason why Baldwin was so effective.

The Phenom coaching staff summed up Baldwin in four words: Dominant. Efficient. Versatile. Exceptional. He was objectively all four of those traits this weekend, and it's likely we've yet to see the best Baldwin has to offer in the EYBL.

Check out Baldwin's stats below, followed by highlights from his dominant weekend offensively.

Baldwin by the Numbers:

Game PTS FG FT 3PT REB AST TO STL BLK
1 14 6-12 0-0 2-7 4 1 0 2 1
2 27 10-14 3-3 4-7 4 1 3 1 1
3 32 13-18 2-3 4-7 8 3 0 0 1
4 33 12-17 4-5 5-8 4 0 1 0 1

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