UNCG Men's Basketball BIO
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20 Diante Baldwin

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.


 


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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 
TOTAL  89-57  2419  27.2  275  650  .423  42  131  .321  163  270  .604  85  246  331  3.7  225  288  164  26  107  755  8.5 

 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 23, at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 
Rebounds: 11, at UCF -- 11/21/15 
Assists: 9 [t-2nd], at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 ; Western Carolina -- 02/04/16 
Steals: 4 [t-10th], Greensboro College -- 11/14/15 ; Belmont Abbey -- 12/12/15 
Blocks: 2, Virginia Military Instit -- 01/17/16 
FG made: 9, at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 ; Wofford -- 02/15/16 
FG attempts: 16, at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 ; at Elon -- 12/19/15 
3FG made: 4, Houston Baptist -- 03/16/16 
3FG attempts: 7, 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: 181
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: High Point Christian
Experience: 2 Letters
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