VCU secured their first 2020 commitment last Saturday night with a verbal from Baltimore point guard, Adrian “Ace” Baldwin.
Baldwin took to Twitter to make the announcement after taking an official visit to VCU this weekend.
— Ace Baldwin (@yeah_ace3) April 14, 2019
The signing is the first of what will be a large class that will look to fill the hole left following the graduations of De’Riante Jenkins, Malik Crowfield, Marcus Evans, Issac Vann and Mike’l Simms.
A 6′ point guard out of St. Frances Academy, Baldwin held a number of high major offers and took unofficial visits to the likes of North Carolina and Kentucky as an ESPN/Rivals 4-star recruit, ranking 107th nationally on Rivals.com. One recruiting expert described Baldwin to VCURamNation.com as, “Pure point who plays top competition. He’s a battle tested, crafty pass-first guard who can make shots.”
Baldwin averaged 11.4 points, a team-high 3.4 assists and hit 40.5% of his threes in last summer’s 10-game Adidas Gauntlet for Maryland’s team BBC. He followed that by leading his St. Frances squad to a 30-5 record against some of the nation’s toughest competition.