Grizzlies Select Wade Baldwin Iv In First Round Of 2016 Nba Draft
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced that the Grizzlies selected Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin IV with the No. 17 overall pick in the first round and Fujian (China) center Wang Zhelin (Wong Juh-lean) with the No. 57 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft.
Baldwin (6-4, 202) averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists (third in the Southeastern Conference) and 1.21 steals in 30.4 minutes in 33 games (30 starts) last season as a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, setting the programís sophomore record for total assists (172) and earning Second Team All-SEC honors. He shot 42.7 percent from the field (135-of-316 FG), 40.6 percent from three-point range (41-of-101 3P) and 79.9 percent from the free throw line (155-of-194 FT).