How do you celebrate your 18th birthday if you’re the nation’s top basketball recruit? If you’re Huntington (W.Va.) Prep superstar Andrew Wiggins you throw down the most incredible dunk of your young career, then stare down the defender you just eviscerated to maximize the Michael Jordan-like intimidation effect.
As filmed by Home Team Hoops, Wiggins threw down the preposterous poster slam you see above against Gainesville (Fla.) The Rock School. According to MaxPreps, the unfortunate Rock defender was Freddy Bitondo, a senior who just happened to be the guy standing in the lane when Wiggins decided he was going to score on a particular drive to the rim.
As it turns out, Bitondo and The Rock got the last laugh, landing one of the upsets of the season by edging past Huntington Prep, 54-44.
Still, Wiggins landed the dunk of the game, and possibly even the season, by exploding to the rim for one of the biggest crushers one will ever see at the prep level.
Everyone wants to know where Wiggins will take those explosive moves at the next level. Perhaps for the time being they should just sit back and enjoy the fireworks.