Despite scoring just four points on one-of-six shooting in a 60-57 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon, scouts are still high on Andrew Wiggins.
Jake Henson of Sheridan Hoops believes Wiggins is still the top pick and compares him to one of the NBA’s elite offensive players in the last 20 years.
He doesn’t appear to have the motor or drive of fellow freshman sensation Jabari Parker, but he is incredibly talented and a breathtaking athlete. I just don’t think a team like the Milwaukee Bucks can afford to gamble on not taking him.
Forget the LeBron James comparisons coming out of high school; that’s not his fault and they were unrealistic. Wiggins is a super talent and gets the nod ahead of Kansas teammate Joel Embiid and the kid from Chicago.
Best case: Tracy McGrady 2.0.
Worst case: Rudy Gay
Wiggins averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game this season.