Canada Basketball Assistant GM Rowan Barrett: Andrew Wiggins Will “Be Ready at Money Time” in 2016
Recently saw the tweet below about Andrew Wiggins passing on Canadian basketball this summer, and I agree that Wiggins will be worth the wait as phrased so well by Michael Grange below.
— OnPointBasketball (@DrewEbanks) June 11, 2013
Wiggins is getting ready to start his freshman year as a Kansas Jayhawk and expectations couldn’t be higher. Canadian basketball’s loss was definitely Kansas’ gain, but Canada will see Wiggins again one day.
“This is not a case where we’re wondering about Andrew’s commitment to the program,” said Rowan Barrett, Canada Basketball’s assistant general manager to Michael Grange of sportnet.ca. “He’s played for us before and will again. This about taking the long view and him doing what it takes to be ready at money time, in 2016.”
Sporting News recently ranked Wiggins as the top ranked small forward in college basketball next season and some have even written that the Jayhawks could make a title run. You have not read that here, but I definitely think Wiggins can put up some huge numbers next year just not sure if it will lead to tournament success since he is joining such a young team.
— Holly MacKenzie (@stackmack) June 11, 2013
Stay tuned later for a piece on where Jabari Parker landed in Sporting News’ rankings and if you have any comments or suggestions feel free to comment below or hit me up on twitter.