Archive - Apr 2012
Shabazz Muhammad, SG/SF: Muhammad's athleticism and strength stands out a great deal in this setting, if anyone else led the team in scoring it would be a shock. He wowed the scouts with his thunderous dunks, intensity and clean outside shooting. He has a work ethic and determiation that has drawn comparisons to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, though, as a player, he is more in the James Harden mold as a dangerous scorer.
2012 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team
The premier high school talent in the nation, Shabazz Muhammad sat down with us after practice on Thursday. Shabazz will represent the USA against the World at the Nike Hoop Summit in a game being played at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR on Saturday Night (7PM on FSN). The spectacular 2-guard is set to announce his college destination (UCLA or Kentucky) on National Signing day, April 11th.
#8 Andrew Wiggins (6'7", Canada, 1995) - Wiggins is virtually the highlight of every event he attends, and these practices were no exception. He's nearly automatic during shoot-arounds, showing off his smooth, quick release. His effortless athleticism was on display as well. Wiggins is easily the top athlete on the team, and may be the best athlete participating in this event. I've also been extremely impressed with his defensive intensity this week.