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  • The 2014 NBA Draft will be a historic one for Canadian basketball, with as many as seven players from Canada - three of them as high as the first round - possibly selected. Evan Turner Jersey . In the days leading up to the draft, and TSN Radio basketball analyst Duane Watson looks at some of the names that will be headlining the event. Tonight, Kansas star Andrew Wiggins of Vaughan, Ontario. Watch the 2014 NBA Draft on TSN, Thursday at 7pm et/4pm pt. Name: Andrew Wiggins From: Vaughan, Ontario Played: University of Kansas Height: 68 Weight: 200 Position: Small Forward 2013-2014 Stats: 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists Breakout Game: 41 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 blocks in loss to West Virginia on March 8. Accolades: Big 12 Player of the Year, Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-Big 12. Draft Projection: First-overall selection Comparable NBA player: Paul George Depending on how intensely you have been following Andrew Wigginss career, the 2014 NBA Draft is the culmination of years of anticipation. A projected #1 pick before declaring for the University of Kansas, the Toronto-area native has lived with an unwavering level of pomp and circumstance from a young age. Is the hype justified? There is no way, even if he was the second coming of Michael Jordan, that he could live to those expectations in this information age. The overwhelming attention pundits have heaped upon him has also led to unwavering analysis of his game over the last year. “Not aggressive enough, limited offensive moves, turns over the ball too much,” etc. While certainly founded for a 19 year old, his case wasnt helped playing in a structured Kansas system with other weapons alongside another potential #1 pick in Joel Embiid. However, Wiggins has exhibited significant talent, flashes of greatness and tremendous potential with a style of play that will excel at the pro level. The age-old mantra in the NBA is, “You cant teach height,” but the game has shifted more to small ball where big men are not as key. The fact you cant teach athleticism or defence should be looked at, both of which Wiggins has in spades. Elements of his offensive game are raw, but will develop as his mechanics are fine. His build is light, but he will add mass and muscle and while hes explosive off his feet with excellent body control. Wigginss physical gifts are beyond reproach - his mental game is the burning question. His casual attitude or passivity on court is what raises doubts among talent evaluators. There are times where he isnt a part of the play and off in a corner as opposed to imposing his will on the game in other ways. Is it a case of boredom or coasting? Either way, that concern is what may separate him from being a top pick or a number two. Does he have the potential to be an elite player? That is the multi-million-dollar question that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be asking themselves on draft day. If youve followed Wiggins over the years, you likely already have your answer. Caleb Swanigan Jersey . The Raptors have been outscored 88-66 in the opening quarter over a three-game span to begin the month of February. Their most recent loss, 109-101 in Sacramento on Wednesday, was eerily similar to Saturdays defeat at the hands of the Trail Blazers. Ed Davis Jersey . Jones took a beating, the worst one of his record reign, in a bout against Alexander Gustafsson that knocked the light heavyweight champion on the canvas for the first time in his career and put his belt in jeopardy.Philadelphia, PA ( - The seniors in North Dakota States championship-winning football program are on the verge of finishing with more national titles than losses during their playing careers. Its an astounding prospect considering most of the seniors take a 57-3 record over the last four seasons into the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on Saturday. With a win over Illinois State in Frisco, Texas, the Bison would become the first FCS team to win four straight national titles. Yeah, its obviously a tremendous group, said first-year head coach Chris Klieman, who was a part of the 2011-13 titles as an assistant coach. They (were recruited) during the 3-8 season (in 2009), and many of those guys were able to play early on in their career, and several of them played obviously in the national championship games. Unique group in the fact that we lost so many guys from the year before, 25, 26 guys, plus a number of the coaching staff, that I felt bad for those guys because I really thought people kind of wrote them off before the season even started, that most likely we may have a pretty good season, but 8-4, 7-5 may be a stretch for these guys with all the young guys that we were going to have to play, and losing a bunch of coaches, great coaches, good friends of mine. But those guys werent going to be denied to at least put their best foot forward and be great leaders, great teammates, be people that were going to at least go out fighting. The 17-member senior class has done even more than that, combining on 174 starts this season while guiding a 14-1 team. Three of the players earned All- American honors from The Sports Network - Buck Buchanan Award-winning defensive end Kyle Emanuel; running back John Crockett, who is 80 shy of 2,000 rushing yards; and strong safety Colten Heagle, a Buchanan Award finalist - and another six - center Jesse Hinz, linebackers Carlton Littlejohn and Travis Beck, free safety Christian Dudzik, wide receiver Zach Vraa and place-kicker Adam Keller - joined the trio in gaining All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors. Dudzik will start in the national championship game ffor the fourth time, hitting all 60 career starts in the process. Jusuf Nurkic Jersey. The Bison beat Sam Houston State in 2011 and 12 to complete 14-1 seasons and finished 15-0 last season after defeating Towson in the title game. This season, they won their first nine games to set the FCS record with a 33-game winning streak dating to 2012. Its crazy to think weve played that much football ... and if youre a senior like Colten Heagle or Christian Dudzik, its all you know, Klieman said. You came here as a freshman and youve played in January every year. I know it takes its toll. I know that your body gets beat up, but those guys are so used to it. Most of this years seniors were redshirted as true freshmen in 2010 when North Dakota State put the pieces in place for this historical run of success. The Bison finished 10-5 that season, including two playoff wins during a run to the national quarterfinals. After some of the players hit the playing field, they were at times overshadowed by the class ahead of them - a group that included Brock Jensen, who played in 48 career wins to set the all-time high for an FCS quarterback. Tight end Kevin Vaadeland was one of 24 from that class, but he returned to the Bison program for a sixth season due to a medical redshirt in 2010. Im so excited for all those guys that theyre getting an opportunity to get back to Frisco, Klieman said. For us to win the Valley was our first goal, but for us to get back to Frisco with a bunch of new players and a bunch of new coaches I think is really remarkable because its so hard to jell so quickly with players and staff. North Dakota States 17 seniors: linebacker Travis Beck, cornerback Zach Colvin, running back John Crockett, free safety Christian Dudzik, defensive end Kyle Emanuel, wide receiver Trevor Gebhart, defensive end Mike Hardie, strong safety Colten Heagle, center Jesse Hinz, offensive lineman Zac Johnson (medical redshirt this season), place-kicker Adam Keller, linebacker Carlton Littlejohn, wide receiver Nate Moody, offensive lineman Adam Schueller, linebacker Esley Thornton, tight end Kevin Vaadeland and wide receiver Zach Vraa. Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys ' ' '
      April 24, 2018 8:34 PM MDT