Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CBB to NBA Player Comparisons: Andrew Wiggins

For a while now, people have been throwing around the idea that Wiggins is the next Lebron James, but I don't see it.  Wiggins reminds me a lot more of Paul George than Lebron.  It starts with stature; Wiggins and George are wiry and would have difficulty matching up at the center or power forward position.  Both Wiggins and George weigh in at under 220 pounds, while Lebron comes in at 249 pounds.  The added body mass allows Lebron to hold his own at the center or power forward positions, as we have seen him do over the years with the Heat and Cavs.  Additionally, when George came into the league, his jump shot was still a work in progress.  Wiggins jump shot is also a work in progress, but one skill that neither he nor George is lacking is the ability to drive to the basket and make exciting plays around the rim. Certainly, when Wiggins enters the NBA next year, he will be one of the most athletically gifted players in the league, while Paul George has already cemented his status as one of the athletic gems of the NBA.  The potential is through the roof for both of these young superstars.

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