Wiggins playing in Hamilton tomorrow
Old 02-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Canada Wiggins playing in Hamilton tomorrow

His prep team is playing the best kids from HS basketball in Hamilton tomorrow at Mac. Tickets are $10.

Anyone going? I'm very likely to go. Let's see what he's like up close and personal.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My cousin goes to Mac, I'll prolly tell him to check it out
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Damn. I work tomorrow or I'd go for sure.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Must be weird being on Wiggins high school team, seeing people in the stands that are there solely for the purpose of seeing Wiggins and not the game itself.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'd love to see that
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wish he came to vancouver
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Damn I live in Hamilton! What times it at?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Went to the game. Wiggins is definitely on another level in terms of talent and skill...he made some ridiculously athletic moves look pretty routine. He had a couple monster jams on the break but two moves that impressed me were:

1) Posting up on the low-block, goes to a power-dribble and throws it down right on a poor 6'9 dude

2) Grabs an offensive rebound, power dribble, spin, rise and throw down with two hands over the same dude

Huntington was missing a couple 6'10 towers so they had Wiggins playing in the post most of the game which was a little disappointing, but he's clearly comfortable down there and the Hamilton squad couldn't handle him regardless. I was also impressed with his willingness to pass - he made some really nice passes to exploit the help defense.

He wasn't as aggressive as I would have liked, but maybe that's a lot to ask given the context of the game and the level of the competition was generally pretty weak. That said he still dropped 25+ so he couldn't have been all that bad.

Huntington's point guard was phenomenal. Big, strong, athletic kid, 6'4". Really knew how to play the game and made some big time passes...definitely the second best player on the floor. Found out after the game he's Canadian too. Xavier Rathan Mayes, committed to Florida St.

At the end of the day there was no comparison between the squad from Hamilton and Huntington Prep. The guys on Huntington prep were men, just bigger, stronger, faster, more polished and more skilled. But that's a program that churns out D1 prospects, and will probably produce 2 or 3 NBA players in the next five years. I thought that Hamilton squad played them well all things considered.

Anyways cool experience.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What was the final score?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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huntington won by 30 or so
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Went to the game. Wiggins is definitely on another level in terms of talent and skill...he made some ridiculously athletic moves look pretty routine. He had a couple monster jams on the break but two moves that impressed me were:

1) Posting up on the low-block, goes to a power-dribble and throws it down right on a poor 6'9 dude

2) Grabs an offensive rebound, power dribble, spin, rise and throw down with two hands over the same dude

Huntington was missing a couple 6'10 towers so they had Wiggins playing in the post most of the game which was a little disappointing, but he's clearly comfortable down there and the Hamilton squad couldn't handle him regardless. I was also impressed with his willingness to pass - he made some really nice passes to exploit the help defense.

He wasn't as aggressive as I would have liked, but maybe that's a lot to ask given the context of the game and the level of the competition was generally pretty weak. That said he still dropped 25+ so he couldn't have been all that bad.

Huntington's point guard was phenomenal. Big, strong, athletic kid, 6'4". Really knew how to play the game and made some big time passes...definitely the second best player on the floor. Found out after the game he's Canadian too. Xavier Rathan Mayes, committed to Florida St.

At the end of the day there was no comparison between the squad from Hamilton and Huntington Prep. The guys on Huntington prep were men, just bigger, stronger, faster, more polished and more skilled. But that's a program that churns out D1 prospects, and will probably produce 2 or 3 NBA players in the next five years. I thought that Hamilton squad played them well all things considered.

Anyways cool experience.
From the documentary I saw, I believe there are 4 Canadians on that team.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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im so excited for this dude!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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thanks for the recap thought!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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An article from today's Star, with a lot of the same observations.

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The future of Canadian basketball shuffled on to the court with his head down, expressionless.

He went through his paces at something less than half-speed.

Quarter-speed? One-fifth speed?

It’s hard to tell how hard Andrew Wiggins needs to try in order to be excellent at basketball . It doesn’t appear to be much.

Later, someone would ask the 17-year-old Vaughan product and future lock for No. 1 pick in the NBA draft if he could recall the last time he played against someone better than he is.

“A long time,” Wiggins said shyly.

Judging by the small glimpse of talent he chose to show an ecstatic audience on Sunday afternoon at McMaster, he may be waiting a while. Wiggins’ talent is an iceberg. We’re only seeing the part that sinks ships. There’s more underneath.
Andrew Wiggins offers up glimpse into brilliant future: Kelly | Toronto Star
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Would just like to reiterate that I don't think the lack of aggressiveness yesterday is a reflection of him as a player or as a person. I just think he has his eyes on the prize at this point.
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