2012 Summer Player of the Year: Andrew Wiggins
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Andrew Wiggins dominated his competition this summer. The 2014 prospect played with the 17U age group, proving that his game is unstoppable at the highest level. Wiggins took the EYBL Circuit by storm, drawing enormous crowds of both fans and elite college coaches.
The Canadian-native followed up a stellar performance at the Nike Global Challenge with a thrilling showing at Peach Jam. In the highly anticipated bout at the EYBL Finals, Wiggins faced Julius Randle and the Texas Titans. Wiggins was the star of the show, scoring a game-high 28 points in the overtime win.
Wiggins averaged 21.9 points while hauling down 8.9 rebounds per game at Peach Jam. Throughout the summer, Andrew scored in various fashions; using his combination of size (6-7 205-lbs) and pure athleticism to punish defenders.
Wiggins, arguably the top prospect in the nation regardless of class, is currently being courted by programs such as Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina and Syracuse-- with the Wildcats and Seminoles the early favorites.
Award Criteria: Player that had the biggest impact on his team’s success; qualities we value include performance in big games; winning; leadership and consistency throughout the spring and summer.
Others players receiving consideration:
- Kasey Hill (Florida Elite) An offensive scoring machine, Hill was an unstoppable force on many occasions this summer. The 6-1 dynamo scored in bunches while creating a buzz on the web with AND1-esque ball-handling moves and poster dunks.
- James Young (The Family) The Co-Breakout Player of the Year proved to be one of the premiere scorers in the nation this summer. The 6-4 lefty was named MVP of the Nike Global Challenge, proving that he can score against the best in the World.
- Julius Randle (Texas Titans) Randle’s offensive arsenal was on full display throughout the summer. The 6-9, 225-lb brute forward was able to score in a variety of fashions, including thunderous throw-downs above the rim. Randle was second in scoring at Peach Jam with an impressive 22.2 points per contest.
- Jahlil Okafor (Mac Irvin Fire) While the 2014 standout impressed during the EYBL Circuit, Okafor’s top performance came during the U17 World Championship. Okafor posted 17 points in the championship win and was named 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship MVP.