B. Braun Sheffield Sharks last night announced the signing of Oscar Baldwin for the upcoming 2020-21 BBL season.
The announcement was uniquely made via a Sharks Facebook Livestream on Wednesday evening, where the Sharks gameday announcer, Mike Shaft, revealed Oscar and then proceeded with a short interview.
The 21-year-old, Grindleford, Hope Valley native first came onto the Sharks radar when he was originally spotted at an open session back in 2014.
Since then he played Juniors Sharks U18s and spent the past two seasons playing for Hallam University in the BUCS basketball league under former Sharks assistant Ariel Parrucci.
Oscar is the grandson of the late David Baldwin, former owner of the legendary Sheffield venue Baldwins Omega.
Head Coach Atiba Lyons believes this season will see the young forward develop further.
“Oscar is an extremely promising prospect,” said Lyons. “He is 6’9”, athletic, and runs the floor well. This will be a big year for his development, we are all excited to see what the future holds for him.”
Baldwin is the Sharks 11th player announcement so far, joining Mike Tuck, Mackey McKnight, Nicholas Lewis, Rob Marsden, Callum Jones, Bennett Koch, Marko Backovic, Kipper Nichols, Antwon Lillard, and Nate Montgomery.