By Cody Daniel @CodyDanielRS on March 28, 2014
Since Andrew Wiggins’ high school days, his highlight-reel dunks have taken the nation by storm as he has kept NBA teams salivating over the possibility of taking him in the upcoming NBA Draft. Coming into college at Kansas, the few criticisms said about him been proved wrong. Now all that’s left for Wiggins to do is declare for the draft, and he must for a few reasons.
Anyone who has seen even a sliver of game tape from Wiggins knows his athleticism is unreal. For the few things he could struggle with entering the NBA, his athleticism will make up for them. He will likely have an advantage on many current NBA players on athleticism alone.
Many teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic would all love to get their hands on Andrew Wiggins. Whichever team lands him will be in desperate need of his talents immediately. This will allow Wiggins to become the star of the team.
Over his lone season at Kansas, Wiggins’ development as a player has come a long way. But in comparison to what NBA development coaches will be able to do with him, Wiggins’ potential is nowhere near tapped. Leaving for the NBA now will give him an extra year to become one of the NBA’s elite.
One thing that will surely translate to the NBA is Wiggins’ defensive prowess. He has been an excellent defender since high school and that translated to his days at Kansas. It will again transfer to the NBA and assure that he will see more than enough playing time.
It has been said that Wiggins never lived up to his hype while at Kansas. But considering he also had the likes of Wayne Selden, Jr. and Joel Embiid sharing the court with him. Whichever team he falls to will need him instantaneously, which will allow Wiggins to have complete freedom of his skills.
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