4/18/13, 4:41 PM
Watched @nikehoopsummit World Team with @chadfordinsider &@PaulBiancardi this morning. Joel Embiid's potential is scary.
4/19/13, 1:21 PM
Kansas commit Joel Embiid (94) is so HUGE! 7 feet tall with 7-5 wingspan. Looks like young Dwight Howard. Raw offensively though. Big upside
Best World Team players at practice were: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Sergey Karasev & Dennis Schroeder
4/19/13, 10:20 PM
@22wiggins is the man
4/20/13, 7:54 PM
Embiid is raw, but he has had a few awesome flashes. He's made some NCAA 3's, lefty hooks, and blocked shots. C w/upside for Bill Self.
4/20/13, 9:10 PM
I hope the brother @22wiggins liked those passes
Andrew Wiggins was solid, scoring 17 points and pulling down 9 rebounds. Despite going 6-16 from the field, he didn't force too much on the offensive end, mixing in plenty of flashes of the talent that one would expect from the potential 1st overall selection in the 2014 draft, including some great defensive possessions. Content to spread the wealth on a very talented team, the fact that Wiggins didn't try to take over the game was a positive here and a testament to his unselfishness.
Kentucky and Florida State have long been considered the frontrunners to land Wiggins, but his decision may come down to this, says Kentucky Kernel sports editor Alex Forkner: “Does Wiggins want to share the limelight on the way to a national title at UK, or be the main man at FSU? I'd call it a coin flip.”
Brendan Bures, the sports editor for the FSView and Florida Flambeau, gives Wiggins a 75 percent chance of coming to Tallahassee, even though the Seminoles are not the basketball powerhouse that the other three finalists are.
“I believe Wiggins chooses Florida State because of his father's (and mother's) alumni status, his best friend Xavier Rathan-Mayes (who’s already committed to FSU) is attending, and he wants to be the guy, not just one of many,” Bures said.
The intriguing school in this mix is North Carolina, especially considering Williams has an opening for a wing scorer with Reggie Bullock off to the NBA. UNC’s other three 2013 recruits are either big men (Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks) or a point guard (Nate Britt). And much like Lexington, Chapel Hill would be Wiggins’ best bet at a national title, should that be on his priority list. Teaming with P.J. Hairston and James Michael McAdoo would form a formidable team.
Meanwhile, Kansas has its own big hole to fill with Ben McLemore declaring for the NBA draft. Wiggins could star in Lawrence with McLemore’s departure, but Pat Strathman, the sports editor at The University Daily Kansan, the school’s student newspaper, gives it a 10 percent chance.
“With Marcus Smart heading back to Oklahoma State, the urgency to get him increased drastically, but I think with the history of "one-and-done" players, Wiggins won't choose Kansas,” Strathman said.