Andrew Wiggins’ Ceiling Looks Higher Than Ever

February 24th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Andrew Wiggins' ascent is picking up speed by the second, which makes determining how high he'll ultimately fly an increasingly tricky task.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft turned 20 years old on Feb. 23, and he celebrated by turning in a highlight that perfectly encapsulated his boundless two-way potential.

That's James Harden, the league's leading scorer and singularly dangerous one-on-one assassin. And that's Wiggins, again, just 20, staying with Harden through dozens of dribbles, jukes and shakes, ultimately closing out to block the jumper.

That's also Wiggins running the floor, finishing athletically through contact.

Holy smokes, right? What can't this guy do?

Wiggins' overall numbers on the year don't quite inspire nearly the awe that highlight does, which makes them a good tool to temper enthusiasm. He's been productive, but there are no fewer than 37 rookies in league history who've matched or exceeded his averages of 15.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals.

You can thin the herd a bit by including Wiggins' 35.4 percent accuracy rate from ...

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