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Kentucky offers 2021 top-three prospect Patrick Baldwin Jr.


Photo: 247Sports

Kentucky has extended its fifth offer for the class of 2021.

This evening, five-star small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. announced on his Twitter page that John Calipari extended him a scholarship today.

“Grateful to have received an offer from Coach Calipari and The University of Kentucky!” he said.

The 6-foot-8 forward joins Jonathan Kuminga, Terrence Clarke, Paolo Banchero, and Devin Askew as prospects in the class of 2021 holding offers from Kentucky.

Baldwin, a Sussex, WI native, is considered a consensus top-3 prospect in the nation, including a No. 1 overall rating by ESPN. Outside of Kentucky, he currently holds offers from Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, and Florida, among others.

Brian Snow of 247Sports believes the newest UK target possesses great versatility, basketball IQ, shooting ability, and athleticism.

“Has great length and an excellent frame to add weight. At 6-foot-8, can play either forward spot and he has the ability to be a weapon from beyond the arc,” he said. “There aren’t many prospects who have the combination of skill, basketball IQ, size, and athleticism. Has gotten significantly better off the dribble, and it is easy to see why he is one of the premier prospects in the class of 2021. From an NBA perspective he has not only significant 3 and D potential as a forward, but his athleticism is getting better – which could mean future star status if everything continues to come together. Add in that he is a son of a coach who has been around the game his whole life, and Baldwin checks nearly every box you could want out of a prospect. Looks like he will develop into an NBA lottery pick.”

Check out some of his highlights from Peach Jam below:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 responses to “Kentucky offers 2021 top-three prospect Patrick Baldwin Jr.”

  1. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

    Patrick Baldwin and Max Christie are already committed to Duke. Both are wicked close with Jon Scheyer.

    1. Bobbum Man

      Source?

    2. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

      My neighbor, Jim Scheyer.

  2. VirginiaCat

    The kid is 100% Duke according to Crystal Ball. Hate to say it, but we haven’t had much success with top 5 players, particularly when Duke is a player. Hope I am wrong and that we can reverse the trend.