Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins: Could two Canadians be the #1 picks in the 2013 and 2014 NBA Drafts?
Anthony Bennett (2013), Andrew Wiggins (2014). Have you heard of them? Yeah, they are Canadian!
Brampton, Toronto. Ontario.
Andrew Wiggins (Toronto) is pretty much guaranteed to be the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. In fact, he would likely have been the #1 draft pick in the upcoming 2013 Draft if he had been eligible.
Bennett is making a case for the best player in college basketball right now, thanks to his amazing start to his NCAA career.
The freshman from Brampton, Ontario, is averaging 19.3 points and 8.9 rebounds for the 10-1 UNLV Rebels. Bennett has posted six games with 20 or more points and has recorded six double-doubles in the process.
The two played AAU Basketball with Canadian/Toronto based CIA Bounce and have proved themselves at every stage of the game.
Wiggins transferred from Vaughan Secondary to Huntington Prep in Virginia after dominating the Canadian basketball high school scene and leading his team to the 2010 OFSAA AAAA/State title.
Similarly, Bennett decided to leave Canada as well and headed to Las Vegas to play with Finlay Prep. He was following in the footsteps of current NBA players Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph, who are also Canadian.
Thompson has already made history by becoming the highest Canadian drafted in the modern era, going fourth overall.
Now, the remaining question to be answered is: where will Anthony Bennett go? One thing is for certain, as long as he keeps playing the way he has, he might just beat Wiggins to the punch and make Canadian sporting history.