Wade Baldwin IV was brought in by Maccabi in the summer of 2022 after two great individual seasons with Bayern Munich and Baskonia, in which he showcased his scoring ability, alongside his capability to serve as a point guard and find the open man.
Wade Manson Baldwin IV was born on March 29th, 1996 in Belle Mead, New Jersey. He was a star in high school and played for Vanderbilt in college. Following a great sophomore season, in which he had 14.1 points per game on 40.6% from deep, along with 5.2 assists and 4 rebounds, he registered for the NBA draft. Baldwin IV was drafted 17th by Memphis.
Baldwin IV took part in 33 games for the Grizzlies, spent some time in the G-League and then bounced around the NBA: he moved to Portland, Cleveland, Houston, Indiana and Toronto's G-League team. In the summer of 2019, David Blatt lured the tall guard to Europe, specifically to Olympiacos.
In his debut EuroLeague season, Baldwin started 9 games for the Greeks and played just over 16 minutes per game. His breakthrough came the next season in Munich; Baldwin announced himself as one of the leading scorers in Europe with 15.3 points per game, combined with 4 assists, 3 boards and 1.1 steals, leading Bayern to the playoffs.
On July 2021 he was signed by Baskonia as a leading player, and delivered 14.1 points, 4.4 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 15.5 PIR. In the strong Spanish league, Baldwin IV had 12.3 points, 3.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 37.2% from 3-point range.