Andrew Wiggins, widely considered the best NBA prospect in the world right now, responded to a negative article written about him in Sports Illustrated with a career high 57 points!
“After that article dropped, I knew I had to respond,” Wiggins said to Fox Sport Ohio. “That was the best way to respond.”
Wiggins was especially upset with the article’s charge that he plays hard only when necessary.
“You’d have to be an idiot to believe that,” Wiggins said.
The 6’7″ Canadian who plays for Huntington Prep went 24 of 28 from the field and added 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Wiggins was subbed out of the game after breaking Point Pleasant’s school record of 55 points. Hungtington Prep won 111-59.
That morning Coach Rob Fulford knew Wiggins was going to go off, tweeting:
Strange feeling @22wiggins goes for 50 tonight…just a hunch
— Rob Fulford (@rfulford) February 7, 2013