Vandy sophomore guard Wade Baldwin IV entering NBA draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Sophomore guard Wade Baldwin IV is foregoing his final two years of eligibility at Vanderbilt and entering the NBA Draft.

Baldwin announced his decision Tuesday in a statement released through the school.

The 6-foot-3, 194-pound guard averaged more assists as a freshman or sophomore than anyone in Vanderbilt history, and the 4.81 assists per game he averaged in his career is second all-time only to Jan van Breda Kolff who averaged 5.38 in his career.

Baldwin averaged 14.1 points, four rebounds and 5.2 assists per game this season as a sophomore.

He says he will finish this semester. He thanked Vanderbilt and former coach Kevin Stallings, who left the Commodores for Pittsburgh on March 27, for making him a better player. He also thanked his teammates and fans.

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