Patrick Baldwin Jr., ranked the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2021 by ESPN and 247Sports, committed Wednesday to play for his father at Milwaukee.
The 6-foot-9, 190-pound small forward from Sussex (Wis.) Hamilton High School is the son of Panthers head coach Pat Baldwin.
Baldwin, who chose the Horizon League program over Duke and Georgetown, easily becomes the highest-ranked recruit in Milwaukee history.
He averaged 24.3 points and 10.8 rebounds as a junior and was named Wisconsin’s Gatorade Player of the Year. His senior season ended abruptly with an ankle injury in his second game.
His father has coached the Panthers for four seasons, compiling a 47-70 record that includes a 10-12 mark in 2020-21.
Milwaukee hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since the 2013-14 season.