Wade Baldwin, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2014 out of the Sports U AAU program and St. Joe’s-Metuchen High School, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Here’s his second entry:
Whats up, world?
The season has finally started and we are 3-1 at the moment. We had a lot of expectations in the preseason and were rated in the top 5 teams in the state. Unfortunately, we lost our home opener to an in-conference team. Although we suffered a loss we bounced back and won a big game at the Hoop group Tip- Off vs. Teaneck High School.
We have an exciting team and have arguably four Division 1 players on one team and our fifth guy is a D1 prospect going to Duke for baseball.
We have one of the nation’s best named Karl Towns, who’s going to Kentucky; Marques Townes, who is being recruited by a numerous amount of mid-major universities; and Jimbo Long, who has low-major schools interested in him. This team has a lot of good guys and strong leaders and we hope to prove to everyone that we are the best in the state.
As far as recruitment goes, I’ve been offered by Temple, Northwestern, Richmond, Seton Hall, St. Joseph, Iona, UMass, Harvard, VCU, and Rice. I have interest from Stanford, Cincinnati, Pitt, West Virginia, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Miami and Villanova.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.