I don't think I've ever wanted a guy as much as I've wanted him.
Just watching that interview made me fall in love with him. He was so mature poised and humble (as opposed to Prince Harry's fake humbleness). A really great kid with an amazing skill set.
Grant Hill 2.0? The combination of class, skill, and athleticism is undeniable.
One of the related videos to that Parker interview is an interview with Andrew Wiggins who might be #1 in 2014 (no thread for that yet ). He lists Duke, UNC, Florida State, and Syracuse as the schools he's looking at right now.
Mitch Wiggins was one of those guys who kept a suitcase handy. He played one season of juco ball, one season at Clemson, two seasons at Florida State (pre-ACC), played for three NBA teams and a bunch of teams in Greece. And somehow, he ended up in Canada.
Andrew Wiggins does seem to have some affection for Duke--and vice-versa--but it's pretty early.
Just watched some tape on Parker, I really like his high skill level, but I thought he would be a bit more of an explosive athlete, but then again, he's only a freshman or sophomore in those videos, so he could mature physically and become a beast. He's definitely not the second coming of #33, grant had CRAZY hops early in high school iirc, but I'd love to have him, he does so many things that could really help our team. I like his leadership potential too, he seems very intelligent and humble, good traits for a blue devil. His demeanor reminds a little of his homeboy, Derrick Rose.
Last edited by licc85; 07-10-2011 at 03:58 PM.
here none other than Coach K compared him to not only Grant, but to Kobe Bryant. You don't see that kind of talk out of K every day. Kid sounds pretty special, and it sounds like we're on him hard and the interest is mutual.