Andrew Wiggins Driven To Become World's Top Player
Andrew Wiggins might be the world's best amateur, but he wants to be the best bar none.
“I just try to kill whoever is guarding me," Wiggins said. "I don't practice to play against people in high school like Julius Randle and Jabari Parker. I practice to play against guys in the NBA because I want to be better than them. I practice to beat the best player in the world because I want to be the best player in the world."
Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said Wiggins needs to improve his practice habits.
Wiggins gets complacent, and coaches urge him to practice with greater intensity. Fulford has told Wiggins two dozen times, "I don't think at any point ever that anyone had to go tell Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant to pick it up."
"He doesn't grasp how good he is and how big of an impact he has on the game of basketball right now, not only high school but also college," Fulford said. "He doesn't get it right now that he has been tagged 'The Next One.' ”