by Jessica Jones
Mitchell Cardell Baldwin Jr., a senior at Ramsay High School, signed a Commitment Letter with the the U.S. Navy Basketball team on April 16, National Signing Day.
Baldwin will depart Ramsay with an outstanding academic record and a long list of accolades including a 3.5 GPA in his advanced placement courses. Baldwin is also a member of the Business Honor Society and the National Honor Society.
His high school basketball accomplishments include placing as runner-up in the State High School finals 5A Championship, and being selected as Player of the Week as a member of the Alabama High School Association Final 48 All-Tournament Team.
During the signing, Baldwin’s mother expressed her gratitude to the school for their support of her son’s success.
“I really appreciate all of your support, your encouragement,” Mrs. Baldwin said. “This is just the starting point [for Mitchell.]”
Baldwin also thanked the people who encouraged him on his journey through high school.
“I’d like to thank my immediate family and my distant family as well,” Baldwin said. “I’d like to thank my teammates; all my teammates at Ramsay just extended their arms and welcomed me in as a brother and [thank you to] all my teachers who played a part in the process. I’m ready to get rolling and you all know where I’m going.