Jeff Goodman has been dropping bombs lately. He tweeted that he loves small forward Andrew Wiggins “upside”, but would pass on the young Canadian forward with the first pick in next summer’s draft. Goodman’s tweet is below and he also mentions afterward he is excited to see what Jabari Parker’s game will look like a full year back from injury.
I love Andrew Wiggins and his upside, but that doesn't mean I'm taking him if I have the No. 1 pick. Here's my guy: http://t.co/DmlmritPgS
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) September 24, 2013
Goodman would instead pick power forward Julius Randle, who some have compared to Chris Webber in the past but Randle has a long way to go yet.
Randle did not play most of last season due to a foot fracture, but when he did play he led his high school to a state title and then fared well in the McDonald’s All American game as well. He is definitely an impressive player and he might well change some minds with his play in Lexington next season.
Here is the one thing keeping me from hopping on board with Goodman, Wiggins dominated Randle at Peach Jam and yes that was a long time ago, but Randle fouled out of the game and Wiggins’ team won it. You can check out some footage of the game on youtube and there are definitely some entertaining plays and even one section where Wiggins picks up two blocks in a row with one of them on Randle. That is the only thing cannot get out of my head here and if I had to choose a player today would have to go with Wiggins.