Posted On: 12/19/17 6:49 AM
In this series, we will be breaking down 10 players in the Baltimore area who will be candidates to make the All-Metro team at the end of the season. As Adam Ayalew did for the DMV area, the players considered for this series will be broken down by three categories: production, performance and competition. There is no particular order to this list, but next up is St. Frances’ sophomore point guard Ace Baldwin.
After an impressive individual freshman campaign, Baldwin took on a bigger role coming into this season for the Panthers. Even though he’s just a sophomore, Baldwin has tremendous basketball IQ and is able to be the coach on the floor. So far this season, he’s lived exceeded the hype by averaging 15 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals per game. He recorded a triple-double (15 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a win last week against Calvert Hall and put on a show against John Carroll in overtime to help lead the Panthers to a huge win earlier this season.
Performance & Competition:
From my standpoint, the Panthers have become the team to beat in the Baltimore area. With an 11-1 record and big wins against teams such as John Carroll, Iona Prep and St. Maria Goretti, they continue to prove their potential as the early favorites in the MIAA A Conference. St. Frances will play anyone, anywhere. They’ve already traveled to Georgia and New York and will head to North Carolina on Dec. 27 to take on Carmel Christian. Aside from taking on the other top team of the MIAA like Mt. St. Joseph and John Carroll, they’ll play Poly and Morgan Park later in the month of January. Head Coach Nick Myles wants his team battle tested by the time the MIAA/BCL playoffs roll around and with the schedule he’s put together, that will certainly be the case.
— Ace Baldwin (@yeah_ace3) June 21, 2017