Adidas Uprising: Kamar Baldwin

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. — After Kamar Baldwin’s impressive week during July’s first evaluation leg, with the Atlanta Celtics at the Adidas finals, the Georgia guard might have been expected to tumble back to Earth at this week’s camp. But he had plans of sustained momentum on his mind, and now Baldwin is set to close out the summer with significantly more interest cascading his way.



Playing alongside an elite such as Kobi Simmons can be a blessing or a curse, as his teammates inevitably receive heavy exposure yet also tend to take on a subordinate role relative to how they play for their high school team. Kamar Baldwin thus toiled in national obscurity until the Adidas Uprising last week, and at the All-American Camp he took on a more assertive role for his camp squad.

A 6-2 combo guard, Baldwin is a quick southpaw who launches threes and also puts the ball on the floor to attack the basket. Though he definitely has a preference for his left hand, he does finish with his right fairly well and has improved driving in that direction as well.

Baldwin credit high numbers of repetition for his overall progress.

”I’ve just been working on my dribble, getting that better, and my pull-up jump shot and three-pointers,” Baldwin said. “I’ve been trying to improve my defense as well.”

His evolution as a player has brought increasing advances from college coaches seeking to add a quick scorer to the roster.

Providence offered me (on Thursday),” Baldwin said, “plus Butler, Ole Miss, VCU, Clemson and Richmond have offered. Oklahoma State is interested, too.”

Although he doesn’t yet have a formal timeframe for narrowing his list, Baldwin is in the process of setting up visits.

”I know I’m going to Butler and Ole Miss, I just haven’t set up the dates,” he said. “I’ll decide after I take all five of my visits. I just want to go where I feel most at home and have a great relationship with the coaching staff.”



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