J.J. scored 15 points to help NFHS upend Grand Island High School, 94-38. Wilkins was also a terror on defense, being credited with seven steals.
Yesterday, NFHS defeated Canisius of Buffalo, 77-58.
Wilkins also achieved double figures in the victory.
Wilkins' defensive skill level was a big reason why Niagara Falls High School knocked off Jamestown on opening night. "He locked down his opponent and helped us win," said Costantino.
Wilkins also made some significant contributions on offense. He scored nine points.
But the stat that stands out so much was Wilkins' seven steals, disrupting the Jamestown offense. "He made a difference," said Costantino.
Only a sophomore, Wilkins will need to be consistent defensively to help NFHS win more basketball games.
DESCRIPTION OF J.J. WILKINS' INDIVIDUAL GAME:
"His point guard skills are improving every day," said Costantino. "He works very hard and we're hoping he has a big season."
Wilkins goes about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds, built low to the ground and perfect for backcourt skills, especially at the point guard position.
"J.J. really changes the outlook of the game from the defensive side," said Costantino. "He is improving every day in practice too. He reminds me of former St. Bonaventure guard Tim Winn, a Niagara Falls native."