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More people gush about Andrew Wiggins

By now, you know it, I know it, and the bum living under the bridge knows it: Andrew Wiggins is a beast. But that doesn’t make hearing about how awesome he is get old. After his breakout performance at the Peach Jam, CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman called Wiggins “the best player in the country, regardless of class” and ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi agrees:

Wiggins is the most dynamic athletic force in high school basketball right now. He has a lightning-quick first step and on his second leap he is literally in the air as his opponent is just getting ready to jump. Wiggins had 23 points in the semifinal versus Mokan Elite (Kansas City) and in the final against the Oakland Soldiers, in which he also had eight rebounds. If Wiggins is not the best high school player in America, regardless of class, he deserves to be in the conversation.

It looks like we’ll have to wait a while until Wiggins faces Jabari Parker, whom Sports Illustrated anointed “the best high school basketball player since LeBron James,” but is it too much to dream for that at least one, or maybe both (!), will have committed to the Cats by then? A girl can dream.

Obligatory Wiggins highlight reel (with a little Aaron Gordon for good measure):

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8 Comments for More people gush about Andrew Wiggins



  1. GoCats2
    11:17 am July 25, 2012 Permalink

    I will start the over/under on the “looks like Jodie Meeks” comments at 5.



  2. Jodie Meeks
    11:23 am July 25, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t you guys think this Wiggins kid looks a little like me?

    But the real question is – will Cal let him hang 54+ on ut?



  3. Meeks is the word
    11:28 am July 25, 2012 Permalink

    it just struck me that this kid looks a little like a former Cat … Fiddy



  4. cats11
    12:03 pm July 25, 2012 Permalink

    Okay, we get it. Wiggins is really good and stuff.



  5. Bradley
    12:51 pm July 25, 2012 Permalink

    He may look like Meeks, but he’s 3X as good…right this second.



  6. jaxcats8503
    12:53 pm July 25, 2012 Permalink

    Class of 2013, I want:
    Andrew Wiggins
    Andrew Harrison
    Aaron Harrison
    Julius Randle
    James Young
    Derek Willis

    BOOM.



  7. billy g
    2:17 pm July 25, 2012 Permalink

    He is not playing for me.



  8. Recalcitrant Dude
    4:38 pm July 25, 2012 Permalink

    Like your list #6, but there has to be room made for Aaron Gordon.