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RIVER BALDWIN

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River Profile

(Updated June 2021)
position
Center
height
6'5"
year
Freshman
hometown
Andalusia, Ala.
high school
Pleasant Home

Career Honors:

  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2020 All-ACC Academic Team.
  • 2019-20 ACC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 23, 2019).
  • 2019-20 ACC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 30, 2019).
  • 2019-20 ACC Newcomer Watch List.

Sophomore Season (2020-21):

  • Improved in minutes played (17.9) and free throw percentage (73.7 percent) in her sophomore season.
  • Averaged 3.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and shot 42.2 percent (27-of-64) from the floor in almost 18 minutes per game.
  • Had four games with 20+ minutes off the bench, including 37 minutes, 54 seconds played in a 2OT thriller vs. Clemson.
  • Recorded multiple blocked shots in three games vs. Florida (2), Clemson (6) and Oregon State (2).
  • Strong defense vs. Florida with seven rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes.
  • Brought down four rebounds and scored two points in 13 minutes vs Virginia.
  • Tied ACC career high with 12 points at Clemson in just under 20 minutes.
  • Spark off the bench with seven points in 16 minutes vs. Pitt.
  • Had nine points, eight boards and career-high six blocks vs. Clemson in 2OT win.
  • Led the team with eight rebounds and scored four points vs. Syracuse.

Freshman Season (2019-20):*

  • Led Florida State as a freshman with 31 blocked shots.
  • Became the first Seminole freshman to earn multiple ACC Freshman of the Week honors in a season since Cierra Bravard in 2008-09.
  • Averaged 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and shot 56.7 percent (68-of-120) from the floor.
  • Started off her career with multiple blocked shots in each of her first six games; Had 11 games as a freshman with two or more blocked shots.
  • Tied for fifth on the Seminoles in scoring with 5.7 points per game.
  • Strong FSU debut with 13 points and three blocks in 15 minutes vs. Charleston Southern.
  • Led FSU with two blocked shots in 70-62 win at LSU.
  • Delivered nine points, five rebounds and three blocks vs. JU.
  • Had eight points, five rebounds and two blocks vs. Samford.
  • Chipped in with five points, six rebounds and two blocks at UIC.
  • Had seven points, four boards and two blocks at Florida.
  • Grabbed six rebounds in win over No. 19 Michigan State.
  • Poured in first career double-double at Clemson with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Career game vs. UNF: 19 points (8-10) with eight boards, three steals.
  • Totaled 12 points in 17:31 in win over No. 24 Michigan.
  • Had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks vs. Virginia Tech.
  • Added seven points in 21 minutes against North Carolina.
  • Scored 12 points, all in the second half, at Wake Forest.
  • Added 10 points in 20 minutes played at Duke.

*NO NCAA POSTSEASON DUE TO THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS

Before Florida State:

  • 2019 McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic participant.
  • Ranked 27th overall in the ESPNW Hoopgurlz Class of 2019 rankings, as well as the fifth-best post player.
  • Became just the ninth player in Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State basketball history to be named a five-time All-State player.
  • Four-time Alabama Class 1A All-State First Team member.
  • Averaged a double-double as a senior for Pleasant Home High School with 24.9 points and 13.8 rebounds, and she also added 6.7 blocked shots per game.
  • Crowned MVP for the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game, where she recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds in the game, totaling a double-double by halftime.
  • Averaged 23.6 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.9 steals and 4.8 blocks as a junior in the 2017-18 season.
  • Named one of 50 high school prospects to the Naismith Watch List as a senior.
  • Won the 2017 and 2018 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 1A Player of the Year.
  • Chose Florida State over Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn and UConn.
  • Named a finalist for the USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Cup Team in 2018.
  • Was also a finalist for the 2017 USA U16 National Team.
  • As a freshman, she averaged 25.8 points for Pleasant Home and followed with 28.7 points as a sophomore.
  • Was also an all-state volleyball player and a state shot put champion.

All About Me:

  • Born on: March 30, 2001.
  • Parents: Gabrielle Baldwin and John Baldwin.
  • Major: Child Development.
  • What are some of the things you try to do outside of playing basketball? Anything where I can spend time with my friends and family.
  • Who is someone you really look up to and why? My mom. She has always been there for me and willing to encourage, support, and help me in any way that she could.
  • What is an interesting fact about yourself that others may not know about you? I did beauty pageants in high school.
  • What is your pre-game routine before getting ready for a game? I like to take a pre-game nap in between shoot around and when we have to be at the gym.
  • What has the year 2020 taught you? Don’t take the little things in life for granted. It could be taken away in a split second.
  • What does being part of the Florida State Women’s Basketball family mean to you? Home away from home. I have a family here that I can turn to when I don’t have physical access to my family back home.
  • How did you know that choosing to be a Seminole was the right decision for you? The culture. The family atmosphere. Close to home. Loved everything about the thought of coming to FSU.
  • What current song is your favorite? My favorite current song is “Cover Me Up” by Morgan Wallen.
  • What goals and ambitions do you have for yourself after you graduate? I hope to go on to become an ABA therapist and work with special needs children.