Re: UK Basketball 8th Edition
Talked to a former sportswriting friend who was watching Andrew Wiggins play in Scott County. He saw Coach Calipari, Kenny Payne, Orlando Antigua, and a couple players (Polson and Wiltjer) make the trip.
FWIW, his view on Wiggins: best athlete he's seen in high school basketball in a long, long time. His vertical is astounding, at least 40 inches. He's seen multiple dunks wherein Wiggins' head was at, over, or near the rim (!). Quick release on his jumper with unlimited range, though he tends to play a bit too fast at times and can shoot himself out of a game. Plays hard. Defense needs work, as he stands straight up when he plays. Didn't play well today, according to friend.
Opinion on Wiggins at Kentucky: likely. Mentioned Calipari's ability to merge egos, talents into a team, focus on possible unbeaten season, rather than national championship. Worry, according to scuttlebutt, is UNC/ Duke/ OSU, not Florida State, at this point.
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