Canada invented basketball, right? May as well be good at it.
And, evidently, we’re getting better if you look at some of the emerging talent—in particular, thirteen-year-old Andrew Wiggins from Richmond Hill. The son of ex-NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and former Canadian track and field athlete Marita Payne held his own during the Adidas Nations tournament in Dallas last August as a member of the Canadian team and has got some clipworthy moves to boot (above).
According to basketball blog The Hoop Doctors, Wiggins turned the heads of talent hunters at last month’s Scouts Focus Elite 80 Tournament at Barton College in North Carolina, towering over peers his age with his 6′6″, 195-pound frame and a 36″ vertical leap. Because of his age, the NCAA will have to wait until at least 2014 to lure the prodigy, but if media reports are any indicator, the NBA may just be in for a Canadian invasion in a few years’ time.