High Schooler Andrew Wiggins’ Coach Believes He Could Start for an NBA Team

by September 17, 2012

According to the explosive (and wildly talented) high school junior’s coach, Andrew Wiggins could be a starter in the NBA today. Reports the Kentucky Kernel: “Standing 6-foot-8, 195 pounds, there is not much Andrew Wiggins can’t do on the basketball court. […] In fine-tuning his skills, he has become a prolific scorer, whether that is with his much-improved jump shot or driving ability. In addition, his length provides vast opportunities to break down his All that considered, his head coach at Huntington Prep, Rob Fulford, summed things up: ‘There is no question college is a waste of time for him.’ Essentially, he is correct. Wiggins ended this summer as the top player in America regardless of class, despite hailing from Toronto. ‘It is an honor that people are recognizing someone from Canada, another country, being named the best player in the nation,’ Wiggins said. […] Wiggins suggests that he still needs to improve on a few things, notably getting stronger and working on ball handling. ‘I mean, his game is at an extremely high level and he’s on an entirely different level than anyone at his age right now,’ Fulford said. ‘I think it’s just kind of fine-tuning things at this point.’ But, Fulford said, ‘he could start for an NBA team tomorrow.'”