UNCG Men's Basketball BIO
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20 Diante Baldwin

Career
Finished his UNCG career 14th all-time in scoring history with 1,226 points, third in assists with 437 and fourth all-time in steals with 170 ... Ranks fifth all-time in program history with 124 games played.

2016-17 (Senior)
Played and started all 35 games to earn his fourth letter ... Named Second Team All-Southern Conference and was named to the SoCon All-Tournament Team ... Second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game, ranking 13th in the SoCon ... Finished fifth in the league with 149 assists and third with 63 steals ... Became the first Spartan in program history with at least 1,000 points, 400 assists and 400 rebounds ... Connected on 4283 percent (171-of-400) from the field and 37.4 percent (43-of-115) from 3-point land ... Connected on 72.9 percent (86-of-118) from the free throw line ... Scored in double figures 25 times, including six games with at least 20 points ... Scored 25 points at The Citadel, hitting 8-of-15 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point land and 7-of-8 from the free throw line ... Added 24 points against Wofford, hitting 8-of-12 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point land and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe ... Scored 22 points in the SoCon Tournament semifinals against Wofford, hitting 8-of-16 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line ... Added 22 points at Samford and 21 points at Furman ... Hit 9-of-13 against the Paladins ... Tallied 20 points against N.C. A&T by going 7-of-13 from the field, 3-of-5 from distance and 3-of-3 from the free throw line ... Dished out eight assists twice -- at The Citadel and at Wofford ... Grabbed seven rebounds three times -- vs. North Dakota State, at The Citadel and at Mercer ... Connected on three 3-pointers twice -- against High Point and N.C. A&T ... Scored a team-high 19 points, tied his career-high with nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds in the NIT at Syracuse.

2015-16 (Junior)
Played and started all 34 games to earn his third letter … Named Third Team All-Southern Conference by the league’s media … Averaged 11.6 points per game, scoring 396 points on the year … Led the team with 169 assists, compared to just 78 turnovers … Ranked second in the SoCon with 5.1 assists per game … Averaged 4.9 rebounds per game and tallied a team-high 50 steals … Only player in the SoCon to ranked in the top 20 in scoring and rebounding, along with top five in assists and steals … Connected on 41.3 percent (144-of-349) from the field and hit 22 3-pointers on the year … Went to the free throw line 130 times, connecting on 86 (66.2%) … Scored in double figures 19 times, including three games with 20-plus points … Score a career-high 23 points at The Citadel (Jan. 28), connecting on 9-of-16 from the field … Added 22 points against Chattanooga (Feb. 20), hitting 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line … Chipped in 21 points against Samford (Feb. 18), hitting 5-of-12 from the field and a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe … Dished out nine assists on two occasions – at The Citadel (Jan. 28) and against ETSU (Feb. 6) … Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at UCF (Nov. 21) … Scored 16 points against Houston Baptist (March 16) in the CBI First Round, hitting a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point land … Closed out the year with 17 points at Ohio (March 21) in the CBI Second Round, hitting 3-of-7 from distance … Averaged 12.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in Southern Conference action. 

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Missed the first eight games of the season due to a knee injury … Played the final 25 games, including starting the final 21 games of the year … Fifth on the team in scoring at 10.2 points per game and fourth on the team on the glass grabbing 4.4 rebounds per game … Second on the team with 88 assists … Third on the team with 42 steals … Connected on 41.4 percent (91-of-220) from the field, including 13 3-pointers … Shot 64.5 percent (60-of-93) from the free throw line … Averaged 32.0 minutes per game … Scored in double figures 14 times on the year, including a career-high 19 points against East Carolina (Dec. 28) … Matched his career high with 19 points against Samford (March 6) in the first round of the SoCon Tournament as he was 7-of-15 from the field and 5-of-7 from the free throw line … Scored 17 points and dished out eight assists at The Citadel (Feb. 7) as he was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line and hit a pair of 3-pointers … Had a five-game stretch Jan. 10-29 where he scored in double figures all five games, averaging 12.0 points per game … Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Western Carolina (Jan. 10) and against VMI (Jan. 14) … Dished out a career-high eight assists against Samford (Jan. 22) and The Citadel (Feb. 7) … Flirted with a triple-double against VMI (Feb.3) with eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists … Connected on 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from the field against Furman (Feb. 26), finishing with 11 points … Closed out the year with 13 points against Wofford (March 7) in the SoCon Tournament quarterfinals. 

2013-14 (Freshman)
Played in 30 games to earn his first letter … Made two starts on the year, against Georgia Southern (Feb. 13) and Western Carolina (Feb. 16) … Scored 104 points on the year, averaging 3.5 points per game … Averaged 5.7 points per game over the final seven games of the year … Connected on 36.2 percent (17-of-47) from three-point land on the year … Scored a career-high nine points against Chattanooga (Jan. 25) as he hit three field goals and two free throws … Also scored nine points against Chowan (Nov. 17), when he was 4-of-5 from the field while also dishing out a career-high five assists … Grabbed a career-best five rebounds on two occasions, against Chowan and NC State (Dec. 30) … Finished the season playing a career-high 24 minutes against The Citadel (March 7) and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

2013 Spain Trip
Played in three of the four games on the trip, including one start against Aragon Select club team … Scored six points against Aragon Select as he was 4-of-4 from the free throw line … Dished out five assists and grabbed a pair of rebounds against Aragon.

High School
Played at High Point Christian for head coach Brandon Clifford … Helped the Cougars to a 55-9 record his last two years … Rated the No. 6 point guard in the state of North Carolina in the 2013 class by Basketball Elite and is the 24th rated overall played in the state by ESPN … Participated in Dave Telep’s Carolina Challenge and was named one of the top playmakers at the event … Averaged 10.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game leading High Point Christian to a 25-7 record as a senior … He scored in double figures 17 times his senior season, including posting five double-doubles in points and assistså … Two-time All-NCISAA Piedmont selection and was named to the NCISAA All-State team his junior year when he led the Cougars to the conference championship with a 7-1 league record … Averaged 9.9 points, 5.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a junior while also posting 10 double-doubles in points and assists … Played AAU Basketball for the CP3 All-Stars.

Personal
Full name is Diante R. Baldwin … Born October 17, 1994 … Son of Stanley and Louise Baldwin … Has two siblings – De’Eric and Marquita … Majoring in sociology.


 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2013-14   30-2  491  16.4  40  81  .494  18  .389  17  47  .362  48  54  1.8  65  31  27  15  104  3.5 
2014-15   25-21  800  32.0  91  220  .414  13  43  .302  60  93  .645  25  84  109  4.4  74  88  59  42  255  10.2 
2015-16   34-34  1128  33.2  144  349  .413  22  70  .314  86  130  .662  54  114  168  4.9  86  169  78  12  50  396  11.6 
2016-17   35-35  1076  30.7  171  400  .428  43  115  .374  86  118  .729  29  95  124  3.5  69  149  93  63  471  13.5 
TOTAL  124-92  3495  28.2  446  1050  .425  85  246  .346  249  388  .642  114  341  455  3.7  294  437  257  32  170  1226  9.9 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 25, at The Citadel -- 12/28/16 
Rebounds: 11, at UCF -- 11/21/15 
Assists: 9 [t-2nd], at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 ; Western Carolina -- 02/04/16 ; at Syracuse -- 3/15/17 
Steals: 5 [t-3rd], Presbyterian -- 11/14/16 
Blocks: 2, Chattanooga -- 01/02/17 ; Virginia Military Instit -- 01/17/16 
FG made: 9, 4 times
FG attempts: 17, at Samford -- 02/04/17 ; at Georgetown -- 12/22/16 
3FG made: 4, Houston Baptist -- 03/16/16 
3FG attempts: 7, at Samford -- 02/04/17 ; vs Ohio -- 03/21/16 
FT made: 8, at Samford -- 02/18/16 
FT attempts: 12 [t-9th], The Citadel -- 02/25/16 
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 191
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: High Point Christian
Experience: 3 Letters
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