Andrew Wiggins hasn't even started his college career for the Kansas Jayhawks, but the prospect some are calling the best wing player since LeBron James is already thinking about his pro career. Where would Wiggins like to play when he inevitably makes it to the NBA? When asked the question after being named the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, Wiggins told reporters he'd like to play for the Toronto Raptors.
Wiggins is from Canada, and was considered the consensus No. 1 player from a loaded graduating high school class in 2013. As of now, he is expected to be the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, with speculation that some teams are already tanking just for a shot at acquiring him.
The small forward received the award as the top male prep school athlete of 2012-13. He was born in Toronto, and though he played for Huntington Prep (W.Va.) in high school, he was also a member of Toronto's CIA Bounce AAU team, where he played alongside 2013 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett.
The Raptors finished last year 34-48 and were led by Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan, who each averaged just over 18 points per game. Having Wiggins, Gay and DeRozan on the same team could create lineup problems for Toronto, but surely it is a problem the team would be willing to deal with if it means drafting the hometown hero.
Watch the full video of Wiggins' interview here, via The Score: