Wiggins helps World win another Hoop Summit

 Posted by at 9:50 PM on April 20, 2013
Apr 202013
UK signee Andrew Harrison scored 19 points for Team USA on Saturday night.  Photo: Sam Forencich/USA Basketball

UK signee Andrew Harrison scored 19 points for Team USA on Saturday night.
Sam Forencich/USA Basketball

Andrew Wiggins helped lead the World Select team to a victory in the Nike Hoop Summit for the second consecutive year Saturday.

Wiggins scored 17 points to go with nine rebounds and four assists for the World, which won 112-98 over a Team USA squad that included UK signees Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison.

UK commitment Karl Towns – whose mother is from the Dominican Republic – had seven points, four rebounds and four assists off the bench for the World team.

Wiggins, a native of Canada, scored 20 points to lead the World to a win over Team USA in last year’s Nike Hoop Summit, which is played in Portland, Ore.

Randle and Andrew Harrison each scored 19 points for the U.S., which was led by Duke commitment Jabari Parker’s 22 points. Randle had a team-high eight rebounds and Harrison dished out a team-high five assists.

Aaron Harrison was scoreless in 12-plus minutes off the bench. He was 0-for-3 from the field.

Livio Jean-Charles of France led all players with 27 points and 13 rebounds for the World team. The 19-year-old power forward is projected by DraftExpress.com to be an early second round pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

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Wiggins and Towns have been roommates all week at the Hoop Summit, and they showed some chemistry early in Saturday’s game.

The two World players were running the fast break together when Wiggins threw a lob to the 7-footer, who grabbed the ball in midair and made a layup while getting fouled.

Towns, a top-10 prospect in the class of 2014, won’t arrive in Lexington for more than a year.

Wiggins’ destination remains an unknown.

He was interviewed by ESPN2 during the first quarter but was not asked about his recruitment. The 6-foot-8 forward is still considering Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida State and Kansas.

UK Coach John Calipari made a trip to Wiggins’ high school in Huntington, W.Va., late last month to meet with the top recruit. The head coaches from the other three schools on Wiggins’ list have scheduled visits for this week.

UNC Coach Roy Williams will be in Huntington on Monday, Kansas Coach Bill Self is expected in town Tuesday, and Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton will close out the visits Wednesday.

There is no scheduled date for Wiggins’ college announcement, but Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford told the Herald-Leader earlier this month that a decision would come no later than May 15, which is the final day of the regular signing period.


  2 Responses to “Wiggins helps World win another Hoop Summit”

  1. Perhaps the USA team would have fared better if Aaron Harrison had got more PT. He might have got into a rythem and shot the world team out of their zone.

  2. The people who put the USA team together forgot to put any centers on the team and had only 1 true 3 point shooter also. Team USA would have faired better had the team been more position appropriate in that if they had added more 3 pt shooters and at least 1 guy over 6’9 to rebound they would have been more competitive.

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