SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Golden State Warriors selected striker Patrick Baldwin Jr. with the 28th pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night. Baldwin played one season at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before running for the draft.
Baldwin was ranked #5 in ESPN’s list of top recruits in the class of 2021 and was named McDonald’s All-American. He passed on offers from schools like Duke and Kentucky to play for his father, Pat Baldwin, in Milwaukee.
Baldwin averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in Milwaukee. He shot only 34.4 percent of the field and was limited to 11 games due to injuries.
The Warriors last picked 28 in the 2019 NBA Draft. They selected guard Jordan Poole, who had a breakout campaign for the team in 2021-22.
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The Orlando Magic brought out Duke Paolo Banchero with the top pick of the design. Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren went number 2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.