The Canadian Lebron James?? Andrew Wiggins Making a Case
TORONTO,ON–It’s never fair to compare a high school player to Lebron James, or any NBA superstar for that matter; yet with the Canadian phenom, Andrew Wiggins, [NPH #1-Ranked 2014 prospect]…it isn’t much of a stretch, from his player resume to his physical attributes at the high school level.
“Well you know he looks exactly like Lebron did in high school…hes 6’7, fast in the open court, can handle the rock when needed and finishes at the rim no matter who is there,” stated best friend and teammate, Xavier Rathan-Mayes [NPH #1 Ranked 2013 prospect].
“His jump shot is coming along real well, so yeah he definitely could be the next Lebron James.”
Previously, the label, “The Canadian Lebron James” was looked at as media buzz, or “Hype,” and while it still could be, the reality is that the 6’7 shooting guard from Vaughan, Ontario seems to be walking on a path to greatness, strikingly similar to that of LBJ on the high school scene.
Canada has yet to witness a prospect of this calibre at his position, dominating at every level and constantly making his presence felt against older competition.
Entering his sophomore year at Huntington Prep, after recently deciding to “take his talents” to West Virginia, Wiggins has already accomplished what few achieve in an enitre high school tenure.
ANDREW WIGGINS PLAYER RESUME
-AAAA OFSAA Champion [Highest Championship to obtain in Canada, doing so amongst seniors]
-2011 Nike Global Challenge International MVP
-2011 Jordan Brand Classic MVP
-Nike EYBL Participant [CIA BOUNCE]
Wiggins has earned every bit of publicity, while never asking for it, or even hovering around the spotlight. On the contrary, the low-key youngster remains humbled, quiet, and only speaks when spoken to.
“We’ve known each other for a real long time and he’s been like that ever since we were kids…he’s not the outspoken type, he doesn’t like the cameras too much and being in the spotlight,” Rathan-Mayes said with a laugh.
“I don’t think it gets to his head like some other dudes,” explained AAU and Huntington Prep teammate, Negus Webster-Chan.
While the power of the media naturally affects the tendencies of elite players on a day-to-day basis, Wiggins is different; a pure heart, quiet confidence, and a load of talent even has the attention of LBJ himself:
TWEET FROM LEBRON JAMES:
“Everyone go follow my young boi @22wiggins “
Wiggins is currently the top 2014 prospect in the world, and NPH would not be surprised when he elevates to becoming the best high school prospect regardless of age… sooner than later.
“It’s funny because he’s focused but hasn’t realized yet what his full potential is, and I tell him everyday when he figures it out it’s going to be scary,” said Rathan-Mayes.
Although he won’t be making the jump to the NBA from high school the way Lebron did, Wiggins is moving on his own steady pace to achieve greatness.