Andrew Wiggins is one of the few players who have ever been the top prospect in two different recruiting classes. He was the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2014 before reclassifying into his original 2013 class, where he was numero uno from day one.
At 6’7” and 205 pounds, he can play SG, SF or PF with amazing adeptness. Wiggins possesses both excellent perimeter skills as well as outstanding post moves. He scored 19 points in both the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.
One unexpected area that he could improve is to rely less on his boundless athleticism.
Genetics are Wiggins’ friends. His dad Mitchell was a highly skilled guard for Florida State, in the NBA and overseas. His mom, Marita Payne-Wiggins, was a two-time Olympic silver medalist for Canada. At this stage of his progression as a basketball star, Wiggins can dominate opponents with his freakish physical gifts.
And that is exactly what he will do wherever he decides to play his college hoops. The best decision for him is to continue to focus on skills development. Skilled players have longer and more productive careers in the NBA than ones that are merely athletic. The best players at the next level are a combination of amazing skill and athleticism.