Adam Zagoria reports on Andrew Wiggins' dominant performance in the Nike Global Challenge for Team Canada against USA East. Wiggins scored 23 points and 7 rebounds in Canada's victory:
Maybe it was the charged environment inside Episcopal High School featuring virtually every major college coach in the country.
Maybe it was the chance to go up against his rival, Virginia wing Troy Williams.
Whatever it was, Andrew Wiggins put on a show here Saturday afternoon in notching a team-best 23 points and 7 rebounds as Canada edged USA East, 101-96, in overtime at the Nike Global Challenge to remain undefeated (2-0) at the event.
Note the mention of another top Kentucky recruit, 2013's Troy Williams. The two are apparently a burgeoning rivalry after Williams called Wiggins "overrated" back in May. But in the end, it was 2014's Theo Pinson, not Williams, who was the big gun for USA East. Pinson is a 4* out of Greensboro, North Carolina who also has a scholarship offer from Kentucky, but is said to favor the Duke Blue Devils.
As to John Calipari, we all know that he has coached his last game for the Dominican Republic, and as you might expect, he is right where the Big Blue Nation would want him to be:
A Who’s Who of college coaches watched the back-and-tuck affair, including Kentucky’s John Calipari, Kansas’ Bill Self, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Michigan STate’s Tom Izzo, Indiana’s Tom Crean, Ohio State’s Thad Matta, UCLA’s Ben Howland, Louisville’s Rick Pitino, Baylor’s Scott Drew, Alabama’s Anthony Grant, Memphis’ Josh Pastner, Pitt’s Jamie Dixon, Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard and more.
As to Wiggins' favorites, he reiterated that Kentucky and Florida St. are recruiting him the hardest:
As previously reported by SNY.tv, Wiggins said Kentucky and Florida State are "after me the hardest."
That's exactly what I want to hear.