Friday, April 13, 2012

Andrew Wiggins Scouting Report

NBA Draft Prospect Andrew Wiggins

6-8 - Small Forward - Kansas

A Canadian transplant who has all the potential in the world. Projects as a potential NBA star but has a lot of holes in his game.
Pros
Has perfect size and skill set for an NBA wing player. A long and athletic 6 foot 8 inch player who is very quick and agile, with excellent leaping ability and a quick first step. A natural basketball player from great bloodlines. Has good court vision and despite being the best player on the court, is a willing passer and plays the game the right way.

Understands all of the nuances of the game and has advanced offensive moves including a jab step, turn around jumper and good dribble drive with both hands. Has nice form, good elevation and deep range on his jumper.

Very good rebounder who understands how to get into proper position and has great timing and leaping ability. Uses his length and high basketball I.Q. to lock down opposing players and is a very solid defender who gets into the passing lanes well. Good shot blocker and is really a complete all around player.

Cons
Needs to add strength and toughness. Needs to develop a killer instinct and take over big games. Not a vocal leader and defers too much to less talented teammates.

Lacks consistency on his outside shot and needs to improve his three point shooting percentage. Like most young players, needs to tighten up his handles.

Doesn't bend well and looks a bit stiff on the back pedal and when sliding his feet on defense.

Projection: top 5 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft