Lakers NBA Draft Prospect Watch: Andrew Wiggins


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Andrew Wiggins.

The name alone will receive strong opinions right away. The number one recruit in the 2013 class has either disappointed you or kept you happy.

Most have termed him overrated. Most have thought he’s one dimensional.

The issue with Wiggins for the last year has been the hype. He has been known as the next great NBA player and the undisputed number one pick.

The 6 foot 8 small forward is unlike any other draft prospect there has been recently.

Wiggins is best when he is in the open court and constantly attacking the rim. He has one of the best Euro steps and can finish at the rim.

Most expected Wiggins to be the best college player they have ever seen, when in reality that is not his game.

Wiggins has been known to disappear in spurts, but can wise to the challenge.

Against Duke earlier this season he hit game clinching shots, but then didnt show up against lesser ranked talent. He has a solid base for a jump shot and can get it off against anyone in the world. One issue may be that he’s not aggressive enough, but that is something we have seen him change.

One of the biggest problems General Managers have with Wiggins is his complacency. He doesn’t have that killer instinct to just take over a game.

Another issue is his frame. Wiggins is very lengthy but not as strong as he needs to be to take his game to the next level.

The offense he is currently in at Kansas isn’t the best for his skill set, but when he goes to the next level he should be quite the player.
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