Bob Gibbons Ranks Wiggins Ahead Of Parker
Bob Gibbons, a respected recruiting analyst who has been evaluating high school players since the late 1970s, argues that Andrew Wiggins is the best player in the nation regardless of class.
"Who catches your eye the most? Who is the eye-catcher? It is Wiggins. He makes the biggest impression of all," Gibbons said. "He can shoot from three-point range. He is extremely fast, a superb athlete. He can be a shooting guard or small forward at 6-foot-8. I won't say he is the best player I have ever seen but when you look at the players in the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015, he clearly is the one who stands out above the rest."
Gibbons has misgivings about Jabari Parker's athleticism and consistency.
"I got only a glimpse of Parker at the NBA Top 100 camp because he came for only one day," Gibbons said. "With all the hype, it was unfair. I expected him to play like Wiggins. But he didn't. He doesn't dominate. He lacks consistency. He has skills but he isn't a super athlete. He is a very capable guy. But can he live up to all the hype? That is a burden he has to carry on his shoulders, being the best player in the nation. He has an excellent knowledge of the game. He has his moments but he doesn't perform on a consistent basis."