Wiggins On Lockdown

With so much speculation surrounding the future of No. 1 overall prospect Andrew Wiggins, the country was able to catch a glimpse of his ability in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago on Wednesday night. He didn't disappoint.

All eyes were undoubtedly on Wiggins. Impressive highlight reels and uncertainty about his recruitment made the Huntington (W.Va.) Prep star one of the week's most talked about players.

Wiggins and the East team lost to the West, 110-99, but the Toronto native led his team with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He was able to get into the lane and to the free throw line seemingly at will and knocked down 7-of-8 free throws. Wiggins chipped in four rebounds as well.

Arguably the most impressive aspect of Wiggins's game on Wednesday was his lockdown defense on hometown favorite and No. 2 overall player Jabari Parker. Parker, a Duke signee, finished with 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting before fouling out with 1:33 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Parker struggled to get past the incredibly athletic Wiggins on offense and also had a difficult time staying in front of him on defense.

"Me and Jabari, we're friends," Wiggins said. "We're both good players. I look forward to playing against him in the future, because I know I am going to be seeing his face a lot on the next level and the level after that. We're both really talented and we're both really competitive and we just love the game."

It is widely known that Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are the four schools vying for Wiggins's services next season. However, Wiggins and those close to him have remained tight-lipped about his recruitment and have given no indication about what school he intends to choose and when he intends to choose it.

Three of the four finalists for Wiggins were represented at the McDonald's All-American Game. North Carolina commitments Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks spent all week with Wiggins but remain unsure about his final decision.

"Everybody talks to him, but Andrew's quiet," Hicks said. "He doesn't say anything."

The more outgoing Meeks has been clear in his attempts to reel Wiggins in. He participated in one of Wiggins's dunks during the Powerade Jam Fest on Monday and has not been shy in disclosing how Wiggins would fit in at North Carolina.

"He just fits the system as far as him being a team player and not really a one-on-one player," Meeks said. "Just helping us get to the national championship. Just helping us on defense, helping us with the ball movement and the athleticism as well. I think we might have a chance, but it's his decision."

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