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Wiggins wants to play for NBA's Raptors

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07:11 AM ET 07.19 | Canadian basketball star Andrew Wiggins picked a school in the United States just a few weeks ago and picked up a national award on Wednesday, but, as the possible No. 1 overall pick in the NBA's 2014 draft, he has his eye on the future. [Wiggins] told a reporter on Tuesday night that he wants to play for the Toronto Raptors. After being presented with the award for being the U.S. prep athlete of the year, the Vaughan, Ont., native was asked, "if the NBA draft was tomorrow, which team would you say is the best fit for you?" ... "I would like to say the Raptors because I want to play for them," was his response. Wiggins, who will be a freshman at the University of Kansas next fall, is the favourite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA entry draft.

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July 19, 2013  08:04 AM ET

A kid who has yet to play against college competition is already being touted as the #1 pick in the NBA draft. Smh.

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July 19, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A kid who has yet to play against college competition is already being touted as the #1 pick in the NBA draft. Smh.

You're absolutely right! He first has to prove he can play in the NCAA. The worst thing about this, is you have fans out there who are wringing their hands and hoping their team can get him come next year's draft. That really has me shaking my head. The "hype machine" is on full throttle and no one knows where it's going.

July 19, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A kid who has yet to play against college competition is already being touted as the #1 pick in the NBA draft. Smh.

It was hinted that he would have gone first had he been able to come out this year. The NBA seems to take more chances on pure potential than any other league.

This is another reason for doing away with the one and done rule.

Is it football season yet?

July 19, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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.. The NBA seems to take more chances on pure potential than any other league. ..

Yes, partly because they play a 82 game season and there are simply too many teams, half of which exist to fill out the schedule for the big market teams.

Too many teams, too many games, which has resulted in churning the bottom 50% of every team's roster every year in order to keep up with the demand. They picked CFB clean 20 years ago and it has progressed to the point where good players spend 1 year in CFB before moving on .. because of the demand.

July 19, 2013  11:05 AM ET

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

?? Canada!
Terre de nos a??eux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'??p??e,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une ??pop??e
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi tremp??e,
Prot??gera nos foyers et nos droits.
Prot??gera nos foyers et nos droits.


Stay close to home, kid.

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July 19, 2013  03:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command.With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free!From far and wide,O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.?? Canada!Terre de nos a??eux,Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!Car ton bras sait porter l'??p??e,Il sait porter la croix!Ton histoire est une ??pop??eDes plus brillants exploits.Et ta valeur, de foi tremp??e,Prot??gera nos foyers et nos droits.Prot??gera nos foyers et nos droits. Stay close to home, kid.

Freakin' Canadian national anthem :( I had to learn it and the French national anthems in French class back in HS. Had to get up in front of class and sing it. Unfortunately, I still know some of the words to both to this day :)

July 19, 2013  07:53 PM ET
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Yes, partly because they play a 82 game season and there are simply too many teams, half of which exist to fill out the schedule for the big market teams.Too many teams, too many games, which has resulted in churning the bottom 50% of every team's roster every year in order to keep up with the demand. They picked CFB clean 20 years ago and it has progressed to the point where good players spend 1 year in CFB before moving on .. because of the demand.

"good players spend 1 year in CFB before moving on"

Don't you have to be 2 years out of high school for NFL?

July 19, 2013  09:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

You're absolutely right! He first has to prove he can play in the NCAA.

Like Kobe, Lebron and KG had to?

July 20, 2013  12:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A kid who has yet to play against college competition is already being touted as the #1 pick in the NBA draft. Smh.

Basketball players tend to be easier to predict/project than players from other sports.

LeBron was a consensus first overall pick and that worked out ok. And from all of Wiggins' scouting reports he seems to be the closest thing to LeBron since LeBron.

He also has some nasty highlight reels on the net which indicate his potential for greatness.

July 20, 2013  12:14 AM ET

Kid wants to be a Raptor?

Proof he's Canadian right there.

 
July 22, 2013  11:18 AM ET

He has a chance cuz the Raps are gonna suck again!

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