Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 pm  |  12 responses

Andrew Wiggins Dominates Nike Peach Jam (VIDEO)

The rising junior is in a class of his own.

Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 player in the class of 2014, has been turning heads all summer long as he blazes through the AAU circuit. The combo-wing can play and defend the 2, 3 or 4 position, and this past weekend he showcased his supreme talent, explosiveness and skills at the 2012 Nike Peach Jam. Here is footage of Wiggins dominating the competition in North Augusta, SC, where his AAU squad, CIA Bounce, lost in the finals to the Oakland Soldiers.

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    this kid really should learn to block shots with both hands. so he can start turning errant shots into possessions rather than highlights.

  • A.

    @nbk: Dude is blocking shots with both hands. Look again. Not all blocks go out of bounds.

  • A.

    Also… It’s a HIGHLIGHT reel. Therefore, highlights. Your argument is invalid.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Not alot of highlights of him shooting, is that a weakness?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    A – I don’t mean learn to block shots with either hand. I mean literally, block shots with both hands. — Giving him the ability to control the block, or even catch it. My argument is valid. It’s just a concept you obviously have never thought about.

  • A.

    @nbk: I’ll hand you the both hand/either hands argument. But my second point still stands. Just like Dwight routinely blocks shots out of bounds, yet we know he is capable of blocking with both hands and retaining possesion of the ball, yet I’m sure there are highlight reels out there where they never show him doing it. Do you really think that because they don’t show it in a highlight reel that he isn’t capable of doing it? Just enjoy the highlights.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    if you catch someone’s layup, it will end up on a highlight reel – i don’t know why that thought hasn’t occured to you, remember Jordan’s block on Mercer? That should squash that whole portion of your argument by itself. you can trust that this kid, just like Dwight, doesn’t use both hands to block shots. Not because they “can’t” but because they were never taught or encouraged to do it. Just like I said originally, he should learn to block shots with both hands. Look at 1:18 in the video. If he learned to contest a shot with both hands that second block would not have resulted in the ball going out of bounds, but would have been a possession for his team.
    I’m not criticizing the kid as a player, he’s an absolute monster and is going to be a great NBA player if he stays on track and healthy. Just that, if he learned to contest shots with both hands (not every block, but when he has the opportunity) he would help his team more than he already does.

  • Rob

    Wow, great athleticism and quickness. See him as an NBA 3.

  • ReHeat

    nbk ur mos def rite if Wiggy Smalls adds the posessive block to his repetoire its going to be even more of a privilege to watch his career. That kind of block has gotta be some sort of NBA stigma or unwritten rule. Theres just no reason for players capable of doing it to not do it. They just straight up want the highlights.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2.0!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Pm_5aIavU&feature=g-all-u Max

    Dwight does it sometimes.

  • andrew_wiggins

    Good to see the love from Slam! Thx all