NBA Pre-Draft Tour: Nick Wiggins Workout

The Wichita State swingman is working hard to reach the next level.
by June 09, 2014

Every big brother knows one of the most frustrating things in the world is seeing baby bro surpass you. You have initial feelings of jealousy, immediately followed by becoming kid bro’s number one supporter. Nick Wiggins’ little brother is Andrew Wiggins, but don’t get it twisted, Nick has some serious game himself.

Playing on both Wichita State’s Final Four and undefeated regular season squads, Wiggins was a key contributor off of the bench for the Shockers. His length allowed him to defend multiple positions on the hardwood, ranging from point guard to power forward. While his stats this past season didn’t necessarily reflect it, he showed the ability to stroke it from deep during the BDA Sports Pro Day in L.A. Shooting 42 percent from the land of three as a junior, his numbers dropped substantially as a senior, but he looked like he regained his form in front of the hundred or so NBA executives in attendance.

“We’re working on getting his shot consistent,” said Wiggins’ trainer Drew Hanlen. “We’re improving his reads off of pindowns and ball screens.”

While Andrew is the potential No. 1 pick in June’s Draft, things won’t be coming quite as easy for Nick. His length, athleticism and ability to defend make him intriguing enough for teams to give him a look. While the 23-year-old is on the outside looking in at the moment, he is a guy who will certainly have the chance to carve his own niche at the professional level with seasoning in the D-League or overseas, given the immense physical gifts he brings to the table.

“Nick is a hard worker that wants to learn the game,” Hanlen said when breaking down his game. “He’s a really long and athletic defender that disrupts guards.”