Being called the next great NBA player has to be pretty cool for a young college athlete to hear. Andrew Wiggins was the top freshman in the nation this past season — even though he couldn’t lead his Kansas Jayhawks past Stanford in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. He’s showing just why he deserves the No. 1 overall pick with his measurable performance.
A picture was taken of the 19-year-old native of Canada during his vertical leap test. Let me tell you, this picture is not for the faint of heart. Okay, all jokes aside, this picture shows just why he’s projected by many as the top overall pick in June’s draft.
Crazy vertical, long wingspan and athleticism to match, this guy is going to be an extremely impressive athlete at the professional level. It looks to me like this is about a 40-inch vertical, at least, and this can do nothing but help his stock when the draft rolls around.
Many people think that he will be competing for the top spot with a few other guys. Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and teammate Joel Embiid will also be fighting to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick — likely the Milwaukee Bucks.
If you can snag a guy that can jump out of the gym and score 20-plus points per game, you don’t pass that opportunity.
Wiggins might be a once-in-a-lifetime type of talent. However, people are saying the same thing about Parker, who has been selected No. 1 overall in many mock drafts.
Bucks, take notice.
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