Andrew Wiggins Talks Expectations and His NBA Future

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Andrew Wiggins Talks Expectations and His NBA Future
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Andrew Wiggins, with his mother Marita Payne-Wiggins (L) and his father Mitchell (R), at the 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year awards.

Bright lights are nothing new for Andrew Wiggins. The precocious kid out of Canada has been dealing with them for more than a year now, ever since he exploded onto the prep basketball scene.

And boy, has he blown up.

The Toronto native, who spent his last two years at Huntington Prep in West Virginia, has just about swept his way through the annual honors circuit, including the Gatorade Player of the Year awards. Wiggins was in Hollywood to receive his hardware as the national Male High School Athlete of the Year—arguably the most prestigious distinction in high school sports.

But this is just the beginning for Wiggins. He's already been touted as the next big thing in basketball, with nearly every draftnik pegging him as the No. 1 pick in what's expected to be a 2014 NBA draft loaded with All-Star-caliber talent.

And, at 6'7" and 200 pounds—with a tireless work ethic, a diverse skill set, a hunger on the defensive end and athleticism on a level rarely seen—it's easy to see why.

Before taking off for his mandatory year at Kansas, Wiggins spent a few minutes with Bleacher Report to break down his game, his expectations, how he handles the hype and more.

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