Recently saw the tweet below and of particular not to me were Andrew Wiggins and Tyler Ennis’ attendance at Canada’s win over Jamaica. Those two players could end up being a large part of team Canada’s future and Anthony Bennett might be in the mix there too.
Andrew Wiggins (FR @ Kansas), Tyler Ennis (FR @ Syracuse) & Kevin Pangos (JR Gonzaga) were all in attendence for Canada's W over Jamaica
— Hoops Hype Canada (@HoopsHypeCA) August 10, 2013
I saw Ennis play at the National High School Invitational and he actually made what would have been the game winning shot of the tournament had it not been for a miracle corner three at the buzzer. Ennis also battled through an injured shoulder throughout the game though he is reportedly healthy now. I felt bad for him after the game, because he left it all on the court. Nobody afterwards questioned Ennis’ commitment to victory or his execution in key moments.
The combination of Ennis and Wiggins on the national team is tantalizing to consider and if they both commit then Canada could offer the U.S. team an interesting continental rival. This is something to root for because it will only give the U.S. team better preparations for the Olympics if they can compete against similar talent nearby. The two teams can help to strengthen each other and then hopefully meet in a medal game one day.