Andrew Wiggins drives to the basket during last month's Nike Hoop Summit (Sam Forencich, Getty Images)Canadian basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins has already been dubbed as the No. 1 overall pick looking ahead to the 2014 NBA draft, yet the 17-year-old hasn't even stepped on the floor for an NCAA team yet.
However, watching his most recent highlight tape, it's no wonder why Wiggins is drawing so much attention. The 6-foot-7 Thornhill, ON native showed his dominance in a scrimmage against Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky Wednesday night, making defenders look like mere props and pylons as he not only threw down several dunks, but showcased his ability to cut through the lane, shoot and block shots.
Wiggins a small forward, is in his senior year at Huntington Prep School in West Virginia and top-flight basketball programs at the University of Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State (where his father Mitch played) are showing plenty of interest. However, Rob Fulford, the head coach at Huntington Prep said recently that Wiggins is focused on this season and he doesn't expect him to make a decision with regards to college programs until the spring.
But that likely won't stop college basketball analysts from making predictions and talking up the Canadian star. Paul Biancardi is ESPN.com's director of basketball recruiting recently went as far as to say that Wiggins "may be the best player since LeBron James on the perimeter."
Don't believe it? See for yourself.
Just as a sidenote, Huntington Prep won the scrimmage 102-57 over Alice Lloyd College and Wiggins had 34 points.