Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 11:10 am  |  41 responses

Andrew Wiggins Slams Clinching Dunk Over Jabari Parker (VIDEO)

College basketball’s two biggest superstars lived up to the considerable pre-game hype in their huge matchup last night, as Kansas took down Duke 94-83. Jabari Parker dominated the first half, but eventually cooled off, and fouled out trying to slow down a red-hot Andrew Wiggins late in the second half. The future is clearly very bright.

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  • Jeremy de Sa

    Both of them played really well, it was an awesome game.. Julius Randle is a monster though, no way dude is 6’9″.. that hook over/around/through the triple team was not nice.

  • Jake

    This was a stupidly misleading title. Generally if you dunk over someone, they aren’t behind you. “Jabari Parker gets beat on a fast break.” would have been a more accurate title.

  • Saleem Rainman

    “over” him. of course , slam…

  • Sizzle

    The thoughts of a non-nba scout/casual fan = me
    Julius Randle – Looks/Plays like a young Zach Randolph but with a better J
    Jabari Parker – Scoring prowess reminds me of Melo, but plays D and shares the rock
    Andrew Wiggins – Not sold on him yet, but you can see the cieling is high with him. Absolute Athletic freak!

  • Mvp23100

    I’ve been saying Parker is the first pick he reminds me of Carmelo at Syracuse NBA skills and body Wiggins I’m not sold he needs to bulk up his athleticism is what gets him over the hump but in the league we know that’s not enough look at Blake

  • Vince Gully

    I was impressed by both, but Parker seems to have the more advanced game at this point. Wiggins is as athletic as advertised, but all his buckets came off of open dunks on fast breaks or cuts except for that one jumper he stuck at the end. The season is still early, so I’m not gonna overreact, but I was not all that impressed with Wiggin’s overall game even though he had a statistically good game and some highlight moments. I guess that’s the burden of being hyped as the no 1 pick.

  • spit hot fiyah

    randle looks a lot like z-bo but their games are different. z-bo might actually have a better stroke but randle is much more athletic and mobile. to me he is more larry johnson than z-bo

  • ATL dynamite

    Who would make up a better LJ comparison, Anthony Bennett or Randle?

  • Vince Gully

    Bennett has that UNLV pedigree.

  • Vince Gully

    Agreed on all. Randle is more athletic than Z-Bo though. But he’s got actual post moves, which is rare for a young big man in this day and age and he plays physical with an edge. I was impressed by how he carried his team on his back. Definitely would be the no 1 pick in most drafts. Looks like I wasn’t the only one who caught glimpses of Melo in Parker, but I think he might be more athletic than Melo actually. He showed some serious ups on that one oop he caught. I’ve never seen Melo play above the rim like that. Didn’t come away as impressed by Wiggins. I expect my franchise savior to do more than run and dunk.

  • spit hot fiyah

    well bennet doesn’t seem to know how to play, until he does i’m throwing that comparison in the trash

  • Sizzle

    Somewhat off topic, but all of this just makes me appreciate LeBron’s first game and season in the L. He might be the only player ever to live up to and surpass the hype that surrounded him in his first year.

  • spit hot fiyah

    he sure did. duncan and shaq lived up to the hype as rookies too though. and blake griffin i guess

  • Anthony

    I think its the way the coaches are using the players. Coach K appears to be giving Jabari more autonomy while Wiggs is fitting in where he can get in.

  • Vince Gully

    Maybe. Maybe Wiggins was deferring to Perry Ellis, who was having a monster game of his own. Again, it’s only one game so I’m not going to overreact. It’s going to be fun comparing the two (and Randle too for that matter) as the season progresses.

  • bike

    If Wiggins hadn’t picked up those two quick fouls he could very well have matched Parker’s stat line or exceeded it. He looks like he will be hell on the open court – gazell-like speed and great leaping ability. Need to see what he can do from the outside more. His build is slimmer than I thought it would be…so far the big four; Gorden, Randle, Parker, and Wiggins are matching the hype…

  • ThaWindy

    He was in foul trouble and that usually ruins a players rhythm. But Parkers is game NBA ready.

  • 23

    Wiggins took over the game at the end. and it wasn’t just dunks. Nuff said.

  • 23

    Blake wasn’t as hyped as the others you mentioned. But he did have a very impressive “rookie” season.

  • spit hot fiyah

    yeah i agree, therefor i wrote i guess. he did have some hype though, but not duncan/shaq level

  • Dfrance

    Man lets not compare Bennett to anyone at the moment with the season he’s having. lol

  • TR

    Wiggins had a super quiet game to me. I was surprised he scored as much as he did. He hit a step back j and this dunk to kind of close it out, but Perry Ellis really carried Kansas all game and Parker looked like the better player overall.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I see Jabari being a taller version of Paul Pierce. Nice pull up jumper, sneaky bounce, shifty handles, and a smart/tough defender.

    I think one of the reasons why Wiggins seemed slightly less impressive than Parker is because Duke relies on Parker to be their primary scorer and facilitator, where Wiggins shares those duties with Seldon and Ellis. Just my opinion.

    I’m just happy that all 4 teams and the 3 primary freshmen brought it last night.

  • ATL dynamite

    Only in terms of style of play tho? I think Randle is gonna be more of a slasher than a banger in the paint, Bennett’s wide shoulders and base gives him the ability to do the latter.

    But yeah, I made myself look like a fool to compare AB with LJ hahaha

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    True, but keep in mind Lebron was 18 years old when he entered the L, while Shaq and Duncan were 20 and 21 respectively.

  • Dfrance

    Lol, I agree with you. Randle looks a lot more mobile than Bennett. Hopefully Bennett can get his act together sooner rather than later.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Randle is about 10X the athlete Bennett is. Bennett shouldn’t even be considered a #1 overall pick, he should be considered the first player picked in a draft that had no best player.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Uhhhh, what about blake?? is he a bust or something? Is blake griffin doing awful in the league??

  • SLAM Tricks

    These guys aka slam…get paid off link clicks????

  • Ben Ireland

    3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Second Team, Rookie of the Year… Man, when’s Griffin gonna actually do SOMETHING in the L? Someone call Olowakandi or Sam Bowie here, we gotta make sure Blake learns from amazing players, make sure he doesn’t continue being a bust!

  • Jake

    He has that McDonalds pedigree from the looks of him.

  • Chester

    Melo was at one stage rather athletic, but that was only in his early years. He actually dunked a lot in his rookie year lol. One that comes to mind …his poster alleyoop over yao

  • Chester

    Not calling him a bust at all. People just have high expectations from him because he was a no.1 pick. That’s not a bad thing to have . The problem with him is that he hasnt improved his game since he has been in the league and has relied heavily on his athleticism as a form of output. Statistically speaking Griffin has declined every year he has been in the league.

  • Jerome

    Parker, Wiggins, Randle. 1 (Utah),2 (Milwaukee),3 (Sacramento) in the 2014 draft. By the end of the season Wiggins will get his feet under him like he did on that last jumper. Parker is the best all-around player right now. Randle is a beast.

  • Sean Superstar Juan

    Blake Griffin is 24 years old with career averages of 20 and 10 in the L. How much “higher” can the expectations get for a player?

  • Chester

    Did u even read what I was writing? Not counting this year(which is in its early days anyway), blakes numbers have been in DECLINE. So for whatever hes been doing so far, which is heavily reliant on his atheleticism(which will eventually leave him) . Im saying he will need to improve on his game particularly by assertong himself in the post and on defense to remain effective and play at an allstar level.

  • uqk

    how bout magic….finals mvp 1st year, 46pts game 6 without kareem

  • Sirlarre Dolberry II

    I can’t stand sites that mislead in the title. If he dunked “over” Parker, then he dunked “over” the rest of the other team, his team, the refs, both benches, the coaches, the guy in Loge Level 12, row 8, seat 3, the mascot, the color guard, and the popcorn vendor…is this a reputable site or should I go to TMZ?

  • ATL dynamite

    He indeed is a McDonalds All-American haha

  • Mack Johnson

    Sorry, it was all dunks except for the ONE JUMPER he made all game, which was uncontested. Almost every point was from someone else, not because he made a move. Cherry picked a lot of shots. He’s like the RB in football that gets the TD after his team drives to the one yard line: yeah he got the points, but he did shit to set up that position.

  • Mars

    WORD. THIS IS A YOUNG KOBE! AND TO THINK, if he didn’t reclassify, he’d still be in High school!!!