2014 NBA Draft: Andrew Wiggins Scouting Report and Mixtape
Going into this season, no college basketball player had higher expectations than Andrew Wiggins.
Sports Illustrated, one of the most respected publications in America, put Wiggins on its Oct. 14 cover with the caption, “The Freshman – From Wilt . . . To Manning . . . To Wiggins.”
See what I mean?
And although the pressures to produce were at a sky high level for the Canadian native, you can’t help but agree he did a great job handling the adversity (at least in the regular season), as he went on to earn Second Team All-American Honors as well as the Big 12 Freshman of the Year award.
- Position: SF/SG
- Birthday: 2/23/95
- School: Kansas
- Class: Freshman
- Height: 6-8
- Wingspan: 7-0
- Weight: 200
- 2013-2014 Stats: 17.1 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.5 APG, 44.8 FG%, 34.1 3FG%
Physically speaking Andrew Wiggins has everything you want in a prospect, possessing the size, athleticism and speed to be a bonafide star at the next level. He’s incredibly quick and explosive off his feet, allowing him to cover numerous positions on defense, and also get from the three point line to the rim in just one dribble. Although his perimeter game is still a work in progress, he can still drain jumpshots at a respectable rate and should be able to improve his mechanics in the next few years.
As previously mentioned, Wiggins’ offensive game still needs quite a bit of seasoning. Too often he settles for long contested jumpers instead of working his way inside. To make matters worse, his passing ability is also pretty weak, averaging a meager 1.5 assists per game in 32.8 minutes. To reach his full potential, it’s essential that Wiggins becomes more assertive on the offensive end, as scouts have also highly criticized his tendency to shy away during big moments.
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