Sophomore Guard High On NU

Northwestern assistant coach Fred Hill has been hot on the heels of sophomore guard Wade Baldwin; even offering up high praise. Baldwin recently visited Northwestern, and discusses his visit, plus where he stands with the Wildcats.

Northwestern assistant and east coast recruiting specialist Fred Hill has been after sophomore guard Wade Baldwin. Hill sees the young guard as a potential NBA talent.

"(Hill) has told me that I remind him of Randy Foye, who now plays in the NBA," Baldwin said. "He told me I have NBA potential, if I continue to work hard and get better."

Hill and Northwestern recently hosted the talented guard for a weekend visit in Evanston. During the trip, Baldwin toured Northwestern's campus, plus Evanston and Chicago. The tour was highlighted by a long talk with NU president Morton Schapiro.

"Northwestern is a very good school, and I like them a lot," Baldwin said. "It's a school I would really consider going to."

For Baldwin, the scenic views of Northwestern's northshore campus were great, but one thing specifically stands out.

"I would say Northwestern is very exciting because of the things that they can offer you with the education, the big-time basketball program and the community Northwesten has."

Baldwin has also received recruiting interest from Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Richmond, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Iona. However, Northwestern is coming in with the strongest interest.

"It's exciting, it's the school that is showing the most interest in me," said Baldwin. "They play in a great conference in the Big Ten, with a bunch of great teams. The Big Ten was the best in the NCAA, it's very exciting to be recruited by a school in the No. 1 conference."

Baldwin speaks with Hill on a regular basis. He is most excited about the prestigious degree Northwestern offers.

"I like what Northwestrn gives you with a degree," he said. "(With the degree, you can get a good job, even in the tough economy now."

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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