SEC tournament opener against Tennessee. Photos by John Russell (3/10/16)
Honors • 2015-16 All-SEC Second Team • 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 and the All-SEC Second Team in 2016...All-time leader on Vanderbilt's freshman and sophomore single-season assist list...His 4.81 assist per game average in his career is second on VU’s all-time career list behind Jan van Breda Kolff’s 5.38 average. His 5.21 average in 2015-16 is 6th on the single-season list. ...Slashing guard who played for St. Joseph Metuchen (N.J.) and captured a state championship his senior season with the Falcons.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Played in 33 games and started 30...Averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game...Named second-team All-SEC team member by league coaches in 2016....Scored in double figures 26 times in 2015-16, had five or more assists in 16 games. Had double digit assists in two games...All-time sophomore leader in assists in a season with 172, which also ranks fourth on VU’s all-time single season list. His 4.81 assist per game average in his career would rank second on VU’s all-time career list behind Jan van Breda Kolff’s 5.38 average. His 5.21 average in 2015-16 would be 6th on the single-season list...Scored 24 points in win over Florida; His 25-point effort against Tennessee was a career-high. He was 5-9 from the floor, 3-6 from three, and 12-13 from the free throw line...Finished third in the SEC in assists in all games and in SEC games only.
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."
Career Highs Points:25, at Tennessee (1/20/16) FG Made:7, 4x, last vs. TAMU (2/4/16) FG Atts:15, vs. Kentucky (2/27/16) 3FG Made: 4, 2x, last vs. Alabama (2/28/15) 3FG Atts: 6, 3x, last vs. TAMU (2/4/16) FT Made:12, at Tennessee (1/20/16) FT Atts: 14, vs. Florida (1/26/16) Rebounds: 10, vs. S. Dakota St. (3/20/15) Assists: 10, 3x, last vs. Auburn (1/12/16) Turnovers: 8, at Arkansas (1/5/16) Blocks: 1, 3x, lastvs. Gardner-Webb (11/16/15) Steals: 4, 2x, last at Miss. St. (1/17/15) Minutes: 44, vs. Tennessee (2/11/15)