Andrew Wiggins is already the No. 1 ranked player in the Class of 2014.
Going into his junior season in high school, at 6'7" and 205 lbs, the Toronto native is on his way to becoming an absolute star. Think of a younger, more slender version of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Wiggins comes by his mad skills and abilities naturally: both of his parents were big-time athletes.
His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, won two silver medals for Canada in track in the 1984 Summer Olympics. His father, Mitchell Wiggins, was a star at Florida State, and also had a six-year NBA career in the '80s and '90s.
Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com reports that Wiggins and his high school coach (at Huntington (WV) Prep), Bob Fulford, have already talked briefly about him reclassifying to the class of 2013.
“If we could get him to college early which would then get him to the NBA earlier, as a coach and a mentor to him, then we have to tell him, ‘Hey, this is probably the direction for your development that you will probably want to go,’” Fulford said in the article.
Wiggins has spent the last few days at the LeBron James Skills Academy (LBJSA) in Las Vegas.
Eighty of the top high school and 20 of the top college players have been invited to get top-notch instruction from some great teachers of the game, as well as going head-to-head with some of the other elite-level high school phenoms.
Check out some of his LBJSA highlights. Looks like LeBron was impressed. (Check out 00:35.)