Bootleg Video: Candice Wiggins

Shame on you if you thought the summer was a sleepy time for Stanford Women's Basketball. In addition to several players in the SF Pro-Am league, another pair are playing with Team USA. Candice Wiggins was yesterday named to the final U19 squad that will play in the World Championships. She and the team were in San Diego this past week, and we have exclusive video of the Stanford star in action against Australia.

There is no questioning the importance of rising sophomore Candice Wiggins to the next three years of Stanford Basketball.  Already the team's leading scorer as a freshman and the Pac-10 Player of the Year, the 5'11" guard eyes the remainder of her Cardinal career from a high perch.  But the All-American has areas of her game she is addressing and improving.  Wiggins has the opportunity this summer to experience an elite competitive environment as she works out with the USA U19 World Championship Team - domestically and abroad - and plays against an international field in Tunisia.  The first step in that summer journey took place last week in San Diego, where Wiggins competed as one of 15 players seeking to make the final 12-woman roster for Team USA.  The squad took part in the 2005 International Sports Invitational and went 4-0, winning the gold medal.

Wiggins played extensive minutes as the U.S.A. point guard, which is an evolutionary step for her this summer in preparation for some time as Stanford's floor general the coming season.  We were on site in San Diego at the Cox Arena and filmed Wiggins in action against Australia on Thursday.  This exclusive video shows you her ballhandling, decision making and athleticism.  Get a good look at clips on both offense and defense, showing her strengths as well as her mistakes.  Wiggins scored 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting in the 82-74 win over the Aussies, recording three assists and three steals against seven turnovers in 23 minutes of action.

Candice Wiggins Scout Profile

Candice Wiggins vs. AUS (Part I) -
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