Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Andrew Wiggins Dunks on Cole Aldrich, Puts on a Show
This dunk on Wednesday is why Andrew Wiggins will be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, and why Cole Aldrich went No. 11 in 2010.
“He’s the best athlete that we have ever been around,” one person close to the Kansas staff told SNY.tv after Wiggins made his debut at Kansas practice Monday.
After choosing Kansas in May over Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina, the 6-foot-7 Wiggins arrived at Kansas Saturday. He played in his first practice Monday and obviously helped attracted a crowd to Wednesday’s Blue/Red scrimmage.
“It’s been a great vibe since I’ve been here,” Wiggins told reporters, according to RockChalkBlog.com. “All the people of Lawrence have shown me nothing but love. I’ve been following the other players, seeing where to go, seeing how Lawrence is. It’s been great so far. Everyone is loving, friendly. It’s great getting to know people. I’ve been pretty comfortable here.”
Wiggins opted to come to Kansas in June as opposed to playing with the Canadian U19 team at the FIBA World Championship, which begins next week in Prague.
““I know college is a big step from high school, so I just wanted to make sure I was ready for it,” he said. “Coming here early would (make) higher my chances of being ready for college.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.