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What were the first two names Steve Nash mentioned when asked about Andrew Wiggins? Kobe and LeBron ...
Nash was on "The Mason & Ireland Show" on ESPN LA 710 radio on Tuesday and as the general manager for Canada's senior men's basketball team, he was asked about Canadian phenom Andrew Wiggins' potential.
If you haven't heard about Wiggins, look him up on YouTube. The soon-to-be freshman at the University of Kansas is not only considered the top recruit in college basketball, but the best player in the NCAAs period and he hasn't even played a game yet.
Here's what Nash had to say about the Toronto-native Wiggins:
"He’s still a thin, 18-year-old kid, but he’s 6-7 with long arms and can run and jump and really move incredibly well. He’s got a 44-inch vertical or something and he’s coordinated and can defend, block shots, run the floor and he’s a perimeter player. As far as his athleticism, he’s way up there at the top one or two percent. He’s a pretty good basketball player too.
"The big thing with Andrew is to continue to develop and work and work and work and develop his skills, follow guys like Kobe and LeBron who have tremendous athleticism but continue to work and develop. If he does that, he can play in as many All-Star games as he wants."
Listen to the full podcast from the interview here: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=9463970