Stephen Harper gave a Twitter shout-out today to Canada’s Andrew Wiggins, the just-named winner of the 2013 Naismith Trophy for Boy’s High School Player of the Year Award. Wiggins, who is from Thornhill, Ont., is currently in his senior year at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W. Va., and is a hot commodity down South.
The most sought-after player by colleges, the 18-year-old has narrowed it down to Florida State, Kentucky, UNC and Kansas—and is said to be leaning toward Florida State. It’s also predicted that he’ll be the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 2014.
The son of a former NBA player and a Canadian Olympic sprinter, Wiggins has been described by Sports Illustrated as the “first pre-ordained Canadian basketball star,” whose salary and endorsements could add up to about $400 million.
Recently, there’s been footage circulating of his “latest, greatest” dunk during a game. But watch for his post-dunk behaviour of staring down his opponent—that there, is against the NBA rules.
Monday, February 25, 2013