2020 point guard Adrian “Ace” Baldwin Jr. has started to catch the attention of the blue bloods.  He recently checked in as a top 75 prospect nationally on some national rankings boards, but if you ask him that ranking is “just the beginning.”  The lefty floor general follows a line of high major guards out of Baltimore and the soaring national grassroots program Team BBC.   

A quick skilled 6-0 170 plus pound floor general, Baldwin is following in the footsteps of the talented guards before him and he appreciates it.  “Learning from guys like Immanuel Quickley and Montez Mathis has helped me see how to play unselfish, get my teammates involved, and how to lead.”, Baldwin said. Already advanced instinctively, Baldwin brings a lot to the table for a young guard. 

What will college coaches see?  Baldwin says his game is all about running his team.  Describing himself as a pass first guard who loves to defend, the lead guard plays with a high basketball I.Q. and a presence beyond his years.  Equipped with an old school type game that includes playmaking, dribble drive penetration, and mid-range scoring ability, Baldwin still has a lot of room to grow as a player.  On the skill side he wants to add range and more consistency from the perimeter to his game but right now helping his St. Frances Academy squad win games is his top priority.  That being said, schools are already making him a priority in the 2020 class.  

The St. Frances Academy standout currently holds offers from Kansas State, Connecticut, Drexel, Miami (FL), and Rutgers and he also has UNC, Villanova, Maryland, Butler, Arizona State, etc. showing interest as well.  With the likely possibility of playing up on the 17U circuit this summer expect many more big name programs to start paying close attention.  It’s safe to anticipate Ace Baldwin becoming a hot commodity as he’s one of the fast rising lead guards in the 2020 class and you can expect Power 5 schools to be in hot pursuit if he continues to deliver high caliber production this spring and summer.  

He plays with the Team BBC program during the spring and summer travel season.