well...hes been offered scholarships from duke, kentucky, north carolina..etc etc...as a FRESHMAN...so hes proved to college coaches atleast that hes one of the best...and I guess thats all that matters.
i just checked the link out... thats was three years ago. three years ago the rankings were totally different just like three years from now im sure they will be different.
Three years ago Rubio was the greatest thing walking
Anthony Davis was unknown as well as Perry Jones
ummm...NO...the story was 2 years ago...the raankings are 3 motnhs ago...so...if he was hyped 2 years ago like he was...and 2 years later hes still ranked # 1 in his class....theres really nothing else he can do to sway peoples mind that hes one of the best HS players out there...only time will tell...but im fairly confident that he will be a mcD;s all-american...then be a one and doner.
i didnt argue. He is one of the best in his class based off what he did in canada. Now its up to him to prove he is the best in his class with his game during this summer. So far he has proven to be one of the best in his class but not reguardless of class like i already said. And thats based off games that have been played so far this summer against better comp( EBYL tournament so far)
well...in my opinion hes one of the best reguardless of class...(not counting outgoing seniors)...and to figure out the age thing...as of feb 3...he was 15....http://www.rollerfunk.com/entertainment-news/15-year-old-andrew-wiggins-canadas-next-hoop-star/
nothing wrong with having that opinion as a fan many fans think players they are fans of are the best or one of the best reguardless of class. Some say Randle and Jabari is as well. Everyone is entitled to that.
So basically you don't know his age?..His birthday is 2/23/95
Should probably tell that site to make sure they check there sources. One of the first rules of journalism
im a fan of basketball...ive been around the game a bit...ive seen allot of talent....theres no doubt in my mind that this kid(given the right work ethic) cant be a SUPERSTAR....this is not me saying this as a FAN...this is me saying this as an honest evaluation of his game.
did you just go there...lol...im not a journalist dude...just having a simple conversation about a basketball player...i believe ive given this fourm enough vidoes and articles to support my opinions,,,sorry i wasnt 100 percent sure about his age...lol...i guess im not cut out for journalisim!!!
through out this i realize it looks like i dont think he's that good but thats far from the truth. I think he is very good and has the potential to be the number one player before he graduates. At the same time i also know there have been players like him who were physically more mature than his peers before they became Sr's and know that eventually his peers will mature and catch up physically. That and the fact that he has played against very bad competition compared to the competition he is gonna face so i'm not ready to crown a unproven king just yet until its proven against better comp. I'd say the same thing for a kid who is killing out in Alaska against alaskan kids but hasn't played in the states at the camps with the top players
SPECULATION....this is what people do with young athletes...obviously its not set in stone what type of player he will become...but seeing what ive seen...at this moment in time...im SPECULATING that he will be GREAT.
No that was for that site. Unless youre the one who created that site. i was saying THEY should check there sources not you
i think he will be great as well. But i also know its possible that he wont until proven other wise. Like how Rubio dominated his age group where he is from and everyone thought he was the next great thing but the more you watch someone against better comp the more you notice there flaws. A kid that out jumps or handles like magic against joe blow who is never gonna sniff a scholarship could have trouble out jumping better players or handling it against better comp. This summer will show what he's made of and so far he has done pretty well.( not dominating liek some of the other players i named at the same age) but he is still playing pretty well
most defiently....he still has allot more to prove...i agree...but...anyone who knows basketball can see that his game(as of right now)will compare favorably to any HS player in the nation.
it does but the same can be said about mon fufu from africa who is far and away more athletic than any other kid in his tribe out there and those guys in his tribe aren't real good. Now if he does the same things to the kids out here then i will be way more convinced and he is on that path so far with his play
I live in CT...ive wtached a number of Andre Drummonds games...he projected(by real nba scouts, not me) to be the # 1 pick in 2013...the competion that ive watched him play....down right PATHETIC....the games I saw he didnt DOMINATE the competion...even though it was weak as sh*t...but...u could see that he was special...u could see the type of player he was and could be...all this against inferior competion...my point is...even though wiggins plays in canada right now and the competion is sub par...u can see that it wouldnt matter who u put in front of him(at the HS level)...he will do what he does, and that is play ball like a stud.
Not bad for an incoming soph, even if he is supposed to be going into his junior year.
21 points, 10 rebs, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 1 TO, 29 minutes and 9-16 FG
Lol this post might have helped out earlier. http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/happy-sweet-16-andrew-wiggins
thats the game i saw.. he played very well in that game
wow...thanx...i never saw that b4...is there video of that game???...pretty impressive stats...bottom line I could be dead wrong about this kids future.....it wouldnt suprise me one bit....theres always those ronnie fields....felipe lopezes....eric montrosses....dejaun wagners...lol...the list goes on and on...I guess its more me wanting and wishing to see GREATNESS that I hope this kid can fullfill his potential.
heres a video of some of those playes...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfkagJ6YFR8
i hope he does too. Its always good to see greatness
I dont go much by highlights though because they are only gonna show the best of youre game but not you're whole game. i much rather see a whole game of a player because highlights are very misleading. Thats why i'm glad i watched him play a actual game
Heres a good write up from the other day on scouts.com about two players from the class of 2014
Andrew Wiggins, SF, CIA Bounce – This cat is the absolute real deal. There is no hype with this one, it is all true. Wiggins showed he is an excellent athlete, he can make jumpers, and also is very good at putting the ball on the floor and going to the rim. He was the best player on the floor all game long, and the 2014 prospect showed why some consider him to be the top player in the class.
Dakari Johnson, C, NY Gauchos – The big man is one of the top prospects in the country and his upside is just scary. Johnson really runs the floor well, has great hands, and knows how to score in the paint. On top of it all, Johnson knows he is a center and plays like it. He takes pride in rebounding and blocking shots. Though not a great athlete, Johnson is very fundamental, keeps his arms straight up, and shows discipline not swinging at the ball and picking up fouls. He had a double-double and
ya....i remember seeing the dakari johnson article...he is SCARY...im not sold on him tho...he might be TOO big...hes bigger than SHAQ was at the same age...he does run pretty well tho, and has decent hands....hes def one 2 watch.
Reminds me of Bynum. There have been many guys bigger than shaq at the same age though. And wayy more who were better than Shaq because he wasn't that good. Usually big men at that age aren't that good and are kinda goofy. this kid does all the right things as a big man, gets the offensive rebound and keeps it high instead of bringing it down to gather himself. With his size there is gonna be a concern as to if he is gonna have weight problems but most of the time a kid that young has alot of body fat that will eventually get shed if they are hard workers
I agree 100 percent...my concern is his weight for sure as well as his knees....being that tall with that weight at that age while still growing and running and jumping all day...that can do a number on your joints for sure.....besides his poor jumping ability, he does look pretty good...I hope his body doesnt fall apart b4 he can have a productive career.
What do you consider poor jumping ability though because he bangs on people on a consistent bases. He doesn't jump out the gym but just like bynum he's long and has in his mind that he is gonna bang on anyone reguardless how athletic they are and he does it. when i first saw him for St .Patrick i thought he was soft but the more i watched him i liked his game. and thats when i thought he was a JR. If he strengthens his legs he should be alright( i heard St Patrick has a good conditioning and weight program)
poor might have been a poor choice of words....lol...no pun intended...but he certainly isnt explosive off the ground right now...not to say that cant change....it wont be a problem in HS because he is just TOO big and he is skilled...but if he ever wants to get SHAQ status, he needs better hops.
I think Duncan status is just as good if not better. Not that he really needs to. Those guys are once in a generation type players and more likely than not he will never become those players. Same with a player becoming Jordan, Lebron, Kobe
those are sophmores...hes a freshman...and yes hes better than all of them except julius randel
He just went head to head with Randle and completly shut him down.
ya...i saw that just b4 u posted it...im lookin at his stats now from the EYBL...WOW...kid is sick...dominated randle...lol...he also had this game which was nice http://www.nikeeliteyouthbasketballleague.com/cia-bounce-can-vs-babc/...but randle did have a good game http://www.nikeeliteyouthbasketballleague.com/alabama-challenge-al-vs-team-texas-titans-tx/ ...future is bright for basketball any way u look at it.
Actually they double teammed randle with him and some real athletic kid named bennett and he didnt play alot because of foul trouble. Not that that matyters since its one game either way. Just like the young kid who scored 15 on Wiggins and Wiggins only had 6 on a bad shooting night. I wouldnt say the kid was better than Wiggins at all.
or the kid from germany who held him to two points while he scored 27. the kid was young but i wouldnt take him over wiggins on any day of the week in the future
any given day as the expression goes...what I've noticed with wiggins when he has a sub par game its usually because hes seems disinterested and isnt aggressive..ie only taking 5 shots...that might be good defense, but im guessing he was just going through the motions...the kid will obvisouly go through some growing pains...but i certainly look foward to seeing what type of player he becomes, as im sure all basketball enthusiats can agree with that statement
Wiggins was 14-15, the kid was 17. Wiggins wasnt the help double on Randle Im assuming he was the intial cover I could be wrong thou. Also we are talking about now, and Randle and Wiggins.
Thats another kid who's from canada who i watched( anthony bennett). I like his future game. alittle raw right now but Randle had problems with him ( was the main guy on Randle with wiggins helping)
The other kid was the same age( tryna find his named) who out played him at the EBYL. and that wasn't any double teammaing. But liek i said before im not gonna say the other kid was better because it was one game and wiggins could have just been off.
I hope he fixes that because that has followed all the very good young players. the disinterested thing) very hard thing to shake. Thats the same thing that Randle has been accussed of from time to time although scouts says he just couldnt get his shots to fall against the canadian team but at the end of the tournament he was clearly the best player there)
ok the results from the EYBL for Wiggins
19ppg 5 reb team went 3-2 and the scouts say he was clearly the second best player on his team behind the Bennett kid. Thats very very good for a upcoming soph. They said he played hard the whole time which is a very good sign and he guarded guards as well as forwards which is also very good
from this game http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/World%20Championships%20U17/2010/0702_GER_CAN.asp...look at some of his competion...remember hes 16 right now.....http://www.eurohopes.com/home...dude is 6 years older than wiggins and ranked # 8 best european player...lol...were not in kansas any more toto!!!
Reminds me of the clips about Lance stephenson when he was dominating older players at 15. hopefully he doesn;t end up like him. doesnt seem to have the attitude of lance
I'm actually starting to look up more on this Anthony Bennett kid. From what im finding he was one of the best players at the tournament
anyone on here from canada know about this kid?
i posted the wrong sh*t...sorry...im a lil iniebriated right now plus watching my celtics....heres wiggins and bennett togetherhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL2bHJ-4Ckw
link wont show. Scouts say he can handle, shoot, pass, defend, goes hard, and talks alot of trash. I like him already lol. I wonder if texas will get him since they have a direct line to canadian players
myck kabango will convice him to to put on his cowboy boots!!!
I made it^^^
lol....sim buhlar...future ostertag????...lol
Since when did Canada start producing so many good players..lol..usually it would be once in a blue moon now theres more and more. They are smart to instead of staying in canada they come and play H.S basketball in the states against better competition. I wouldnt be surprised if Calipari starts getting more of them
i told u HS canadian basketball is not as bad as it once was....there are def sum ballers out there...kevin zabo...future kabango???
those are the guys who could ball and left though. None of those guys who Wiggins were playing with are going to play d1 ball are they?...other than the pangos kid who is ranked as the top player in canada( that says alot about how good the talent is as far as most of the players).