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NEW YORK -- Jersey Boys Wade Baldwin, Malachi Richardson and DeAndre' Bembry all went in the first round of the NBA Draft Thursday night, solidifying the state's reputation for producing some of the world's top basketball talent.

The 6-foot-4 Baldwin out of Vanderbilt went first, at No. 17 to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 6-5 Bembry out of St. Joe's was taken at No. 21 by the Atlanta Hawks.

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NEW YORK -- Malachi Richardson and Wade Baldwin were seated at a pair of elevated tables about 20 feet apart on Wednesday afternoon at NBA Draft Media Day at the Grand Hyatt New York.

It only seemed appropriate that the two Jersey Boys were addressing the media at the same time since their prep careers in the Garden State overlapped and intersected at critical moments.

Three years ago, Richardson and current Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson teamed to lead Roselle Catholic to its first New Jersey Tournament of Champions title with a 65-49 victory over a St. Joe's-Metuchen team that included Baldwin and Karl-Anthony Towns, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Kentucky.

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Vanderbilt sophomore guard Wade Baldwin IV has declared for the NBA Draft.

A two-time All-SEC selection who played with Karl-Anthony Towns at St. Joe's-Metuchen High School, the 6-foot-3 Baldwin is currently projected as the No. 16 pick by DraftExpress.com.

Baldwin is expected to sign with Priority Sports, sources told SNY.tv.

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