Vanderbilt MBB defeated Florida 60-59 in Memorial. Photos by Joe Howell, (1/26/16)
Honors • 2014-15 SEC All-Freshman Team
General: 6'3 guard from New Jersey who signed in the fall of 2013 with the Commodores...Named to All-Freshman Team in 2015...All-time leader on Vanderbilt's freshman single-season assist list with 155...Tied for 6th on single-season all-time list...Slashing guard who played for St. Joseph Metuchen and captured a state championship his senior season with the Falcons.
2014-15 (Freshman): Played in 35 games and started 24...Averaged 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game...Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team...Scored in double digits in 16 games and had five or more assists in 12 contests...Finished regular season fifth in the league in assists (4.4) in all games, and had 155 assists and only 67 turnovers...Led all SEC freshmen in assists...Also finished 8th in the SEC in all games in steals (1.5) and 3rd in A/TO ratio (2.3) in all games...In league games only, he finished the season fifth in steals (1.7), fourth in assists (4.54), and 8th in A/TO ratio (2.0)...Also led all freshmen in assists and steals in league games only...Finished freshman season tied for sixth all-time on the Vanderbilt single-season assist list with 155 assists...Recorded 50 steals, the second-most in last 13 seasons...Finished one assist shy of a triple-double vs. South Dakota State in the second round of the NIT - had career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds, while adding nine assists...Scored 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists in win at Tennessee...Scored then-career-high 18 points vs. LSU...Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Kentucky...Scored team-high 13 points vs. Norfolk State; also added 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals...Won SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 9.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in wins over Lipscomb and Tennessee State.
High School: Led his St. Joseph's team to a 30-2 overall record and the Non-Public A New Jersey State Championship after averaging 15 points, 7.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.6 steals...Compiled a record of 57-7 in his junior and senior seasons, and departed St. Joseph's with 1,727 career points and 104 three-point baskets...Was a first-team All-Middlesex County and first-team All-Area selection, as well as being named the Middlesex County Player of the Year. He was also named a second-team all-state selection.
Personal: Wade Manson Baldwin IV...March 29, 1996...Son of Wade III and Monica...Undeclared on major...Chose Vanderbilt over Connecticut, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota...Recipient of the Southwood Family Men's Basketball Scholarship...Advice to youngsters: "Keep your head up and keep working because things can always get better."
Points: 20, vs. S. Dakota St. (3/20/15) FG Made: 6, vs. Penn (12/22/14) FG Atts: 10, 3x, last vs. Tennessee (3/12/15) 3FG Made: 4, 2x, last vs. Alabama (2/28/15) 3FG Atts: 5, 2x, last vs. Alabama (2/28/15) FT Made: 8, vs. W. Carolina (12/16/14) FT Atts: 10, vs. S. Dakota St. (3/20/15) Rebounds: 10, vs. S. Dakota St. (3/20/15) Assists: 10, vs. Tennessee State (11/23/14) Turnovers: 4, vs. Auburn (1/6/15) Blocks: 1, 2x, lastvs. LSU (1/24/15) Steals: 4, 2x, last at Miss. St. (1/17/15) Minutes: 44, vs. Tennessee (2/11/15)