By Emily Senger - Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 0 Comments
The six-foot-eight forward from Thornhill, Ont. considers his college options
It was a perfect-10 dunk for Canadian high school basketball phenom Andrew Wiggins, 18, at the Powerade Jam Fest Monday.
Wiggins, who hails from Thornhill, Ont. and now plays in the States for Huntington Prep in West Virginia, wowed crowds with a reverse-between-the-legs 360 dunk.
His move was part of a slam-dunk contest in Chicago Monday, prior to the All American Games, which feature the best high school players from across the U.S. and raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Six-foot-eight forward Wiggins is a rising star. He was named the 2012-13 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year and is considered a top college recruit, though he is still deciding where he will play after high school. The Chicago Tribune reports that he’s got it narrowed down to Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins may have been the crowd favourite, but his move wasn’t enough to give him the win in the dunk contest. That honour went to Chris Walker of Holmes County in Bonifay, Florida.
This video might tell you why so many colleges are hoping Wiggins will choose them.
“Canadian Michael Jordan” named best high school player in U.S.; has questionable post-dunk behaviour
By Shanda Deziel - Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM - 0 Comments
Stephen Harper gave a Twitter shout-out today to Canada’s Andrew Wiggins, the just-named winner…
Stephen Harper gave a Twitter shout-out today to Canada’s Andrew Wiggins, the just-named winner of the 2013 Naismith Trophy for Boy’s High School Player of the Year Award. Wiggins, who is from Thornhill, Ont., is currently in his senior year at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W. Va., and is a hot commodity down South.
The most sought-after player by colleges, the 18-year-old has narrowed it down to Florida State, Kentucky, UNC and Kansas—and is said to be leaning toward Florida State. It’s also predicted that he’ll be the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 2014.
The son of a former NBA player and a Canadian Olympic sprinter, Wiggins has been described by Sports Illustrated as the “first pre-ordained Canadian basketball star,” whose salary and endorsements could add up to about $400 million.
Recently, there’s been footage circulating of his “latest, greatest” dunk during a game. But watch for his post-dunk behaviour of staring down his opponent—that there, is against the NBA rules.