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Without Andrew Wiggins/Jabari Parker match-up at Peach Jam, Wiggins/Julius Randle lives up to hype

Jul 21, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

Andrew Wiggins

After it was announced that Jabari Parker would be out at this week’s Peach Jam in South Carolina, it looked like an match-up on par with Parker vs. Canadian star Andrew Wiggins would be lost.

But Wednesday night brought the Texas Titans vs. CIA Bounce, matching Wiggins against another Top 3 prospect in the country, Julius Randle.

Reports and pictures from North Augusta say and show the gym was packed, so much so that even Kentucky coach John Calipari couldn’t find a seat in the standing-room-only gymnasium.

The game went into overtime, with CIA Bounce ultimately winning, 81-80. Randle fouled out with 15 points, while Wiggins went for 28.

The hype and praise surrounding Andrew Wiggins continues to grow. He is increasingly guarded from the media, while he is more and more impressive every time he steps on the court. Currently in the Class of 2014, many expect him to reclassify to 2013, much like Nerlens Noel did this past season and Andrew Drummond before him.

Regardless, all signs point to Wiggins as a future star and he should be a interesting case to watch in the coming years. Check out the highlights of Randle-Wiggins below:

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. knicksukcats - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Wiggins is the truth. Watching him play he is the best prospect that I have seen for the next 5 years to include this year. I have not seen Parker too much but if he is better then Wiggins then he will be something special.

  2. florida727 - Jul 25, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    After watching the video, if I had to pick just one, I’d go with Wiggnins over Randle all day and into the night. Easy to understand Randle fouling out with 15. If the referees were worth a darn, you could count at least 3 offensive fouls in the minute and 45 video. Randle’s got some work to do if he thinks he can play like that at an elite college level. Wiggins on the other hand… crazy athletic… inside presence, outside shot. Would be extremely surprised if he doesn’t live up to ALL the hype. Good luck to both.

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