Wiggins Headlines 2013 McDonald’s All-Americans

Andrew Wiggins headlines the roster for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game set for April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.

“Oh, it’s just a blessing from God,” the 6-foot-8 Wiggins out of Huntington (W.V.) Prep said on ESPNU when he was named to the East roster. “It’s a blessing.”

Five Kentucky commits — Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and James Young — were also named to the game, the most number of players ever from one school. Those same five will play in the Jordan Brand Classic April 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Wiggins is the latest Canadian named to the game, following a recent group of countrymen that included Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph, Myck Kabongo, Khem Birch, Anthony Bennett and Kyle Wiltjer.

Fellow Canadians Tyler Ennis, the Syracuse-bound point guard from St. Benedict’s Prep, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes, the Florida State-bound shooting guard from Huntington Prep, were left off the team. Ennis responded by going off for 53 points Thursday night.

“Now on to the donut eaters please explain how Tyler and Xavier don’t mk this game…..all of us Canadian are dumbfounded by your selection,” Tweeted Mike George of the CIA Bounce AAU team.

Meantime, Wiggins said he’s looking forward to “playing with the best players in the nation.”

Wiggins reiterated he’s down to four schools — Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina. Having already visited Florida State, he will visit Kentucky Feb. 27, Kansas March 4 and UNC March 9.

“Probably April,” he said when asked when he might decide.

EAST

Anthony “Cat” Barber (N.C. State)

Keith Frazier (uncommitted)

Kasey Hill (Florida)

Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame)

Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina)

Rondae Jefferson (Arizona)

Wayne Selden Jr. (Kansas)

Noah Vonleh (Indiana)

Chris Walker (Florida)

Andrew Wigggins (uncommitted)

Dakari Johnson (Kentucky)

Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina)

Coach: Freddy Johnson, Greensboro (N.C.) Day School

 

WEST

Jabari Bird (Cal)

Isaac Hamilton (UTEP)

Aaron Harrison (Kentucky)

Andrew Harrison (Kentucky)

Matt Jones (Duke)

Nigel Williams-Goss  (Washington)

Aaron Gordon (uncommitted)

Jabari Parker (Duke)

Marcus Lee (Kentucky)

Jarrell Martin (LSU)

Bobby Portis (Arkansas)

James Young (Kentucky)

Coach: Mike Flaherty, Mt. Carmel High School (Chicago, IL)

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195 comments
John Speak
John Speak

Winters has got to go. The turning point of the game was the interception towards the end off the first half. If that block of wood could have handled his assignment it would have been an easy TD. The same thing happened on the TD to Decker, just Geno got the ball off micro seconds earlier. The Jets need to find a replacement for Winters and now. They can't win with him, period!

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Is it burnout or do the Jets not realize a game has two halves?

borisjets
borisjets

What I learned from this game:

1: Geno's a franchise QB, gets better game after game.

2. Mo wilk has a fire in his belly.

3. Jets need one more decent receiver. (should have brought back Holmes.

4. Secondary is vulnerable.


williamg1
williamg1

After last season, we had glaring weaknesses at WR, CB and G (and some question marks at QB). 

After 12 draft picks, and $40-50M in cap space in FA, we have weaknesses at WR, CB and G (and some question marks at QB). 

a57se
a57se

Note to Brian, I think you would be better served by creating a new thread after you have collected your thoughts then just editing the existing thread....


metro
metro

Same old sorry Jets...

marcus81
marcus81

the way da Bears are playing tonight, could be ugly for the Jets next week

lindro88
lindro88

Gotta take the attitude of players like Richardson. They asked him "What if?" He said "I don't do what ifs". Difference between a player and a fan.

a57se
a57se

Thank You TJB for being here so folks can vent!

I'll sleep much better tonight now that I got that crap out of my system!

marcus81
marcus81

if there is a way to lose a game, look up Jets, whether it's the buttfumbler, Rex calling a TO at a bad time (MM called it this time) turnovers or a penalty, or not showing up with a gameplan, Jets have done it. don't know if we'll ever see this team win SB in our lifetime, I guess making the play offs is as good as it can get.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

What a disappointing loss, this loss hurts more I think then if we would've got blown out, Jets looked like they were on their way to wining and then we lose, it's touch. But I bet this loss will help us out during the stretch of the season I think, we were able to establish somethings:


Geno is tough, is growing, has more of a feel for what he needs to do.


The secondary didn't play all that aweful, we need to add some pieces to the mix though.


Deficiencies and areas that need improvement:


Pass rush needs to improve, although I am pretty impressed with Coples so far, but we need contribution from other players.


Penalties are killing us


Coaching and game management needs to improve, we could have easily won this game had it not been for the 12 men on the field that negated the INT, the timeout called when Geno completed a TD to Kerley, the wildcat formations disrupting rythem, Albeit, if it wasn't for Rex's calls to go for it in 4th down, this could have been a different game all together, I give him props for that.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Year after year we continue to lead the league in choking. Is there a trophy for that? 

psi1
psi1

So far I like Idzik. However, this was a poor job this off-season with the WRs. Too many good ones in this draft to miss like this for this season. Some of the rookies may work out down the road but very bad miss. Similar to the CBs in free agency. Frugal to a fault has left the back end with minimal quality options. Hope he learns from this.

McGeorge
McGeorge

@williamg1 The Jets are still rebuilding, and any expenditure of the excess cap money is a short term gain but a long term mistake.  Better to not sign an expensive WR (in free agency there are few bargains), and save that money for upcoming contracts.  


I wish they had done a better job addressing CBs in free agency, better than Dimitri Paterson.  They did draft a CB in the third round, so they didn't ignore the position.


As for the draft, given their draft position, at what point could they have gotten a "good" WR?

I was hoping they would trade up to get one early in the 2nd round, but other than that, at what point could they have gotten one?  They did pick Amaro in the 2nd round, and if he works out, that helps their receivers.  They had a big need at safety too, and hopefully Pryor will fill it.


As for Winters - ugh.  He may be improving - from doesn't belong in the NFL to not very good.  If he was from the old regime, instead of an Idzik pick, he'd be gone.


Another thing to consider - in the off season the cap went way up, from 123 to 133.  Prior to that, the Jets were in great position to pick up some cut guys as free agents.  The Cowboys were going to get screwed, and instead got bailed out.  Had the cap not gone up as much, everyone would have credited Idzik with being smart.


All in all, I think Idzik has done ok.  Not Great, but not Bad.

His draft picks have been mixed, we need the full season to evaluate Geno and Dee Miliner.

How good will Pryor become? Amaro?

It takes 2-3 years to tell.

maynard
maynard

@williamg1  We have upgraded WR's. Our C's got hurt by 2 injuries and one that turned into a head case, something he hadn't been before. Gee we lost t GB at home coming off a loss to the World Champs, by a TD.  What the heck do you people want. This team will be fine. Frot office is fine



bradysucks
bradysucks

You are 100% correct. This is truly baffling and it is a sign of an incompetent front office

lindro88
lindro88

Just make sure you clear everything through what's his name. We don't want any posts that don't show a clear opinion.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@marcus81

I'm glad I witnessed one SB with the Jets.  Too many factors involved in winning a Lombardi, including luck, minimal injuries, and talent and coaching.   Not sure it will happen so fast with the Jets.  

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@williamg1 @Pablo Bruno They weren't great or good or even decent, but they did enough to keep us in this game, which is all you can ask from the talent we have on this  secondary roster, except for Milliner who was banged up coming in, for the talent they have they did o.k, did enough, coaching errors cost us this game IMO, Now for all those who said yea Allen and Walls will be our solution at corner, now you know why I wanted to atleast tryout Drayton, Asante or who ever is out there, Allen needs to go back to safety, he could've help us out alot in this game covering the slot.

jdb4
jdb4

@marcus81 @J. Smooth 

As opposed to what team in the NFL?  Every team has had a period where nothing can go right.

Yeah, well the Jets haven't won in 40 years. Who the F cares?

williamg1
williamg1

@Pablo Bruno @williamg1


They lost the game for us. 

Jordy Nelson had more yards than any other receiver ever against the Jets defense run by Rex. 

The WRs for the Packers had 300 yards and 3 TDs. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@J. Smooth No wait that was an all out debacle. How about the Bengals game, no, wait, that was an all out debacle too. How about that Patriots game, yes, that's a good example.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@isthisrob @marcus81 @Tequila Joe I'm so bummed that we're the most hated team in the league. I didn't realize there was a stat for that.


Don't you trolls have more productive ways of spending your time?

marcus81
marcus81

@jdb4 @marcus81 @J. Smooth all teams lose even the great ones, but Jets lose in gut wrenching humiliating ways, making dumb decisions to determine a game or just showing up completely unprepared more often than other teams. no wonder the team is not taken seriously.

a57se
a57se

@jdb4 @marcus81 @J. Smooth 

Fans care...
and it has been 45 years.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@williamg1 @Pablo Bruno yea o.k they were terrible, what ever, we need help, hopefully Rex can make some phone calls tommorow and get us some corners, I wonder if those guys are still available.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@Tequila Joe @J. Smooth Not really, no. They were at one point, in like the 3rd quarter, winning 10-7. They lost 13-10. At no point was that game "choked away". They just lost to a better team.


You need to understand what "choking" is first. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@J. Smooth @Tequila Joe That Pats game when they had the chance to win numerous times and shot themselves in the foot with horrible INT's. That is clearly choking...

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@Tequila Joe @J. Smooth @isthisrob @marcus81 I'm saying that it doesn't matter what the public opinion of our team is. Who liked the 2014 Seahawks? Who liked the 1990s Cowboys? The Early 2000s Pats? But they've got rings and that's what I'd take any day of the week.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@Tequila Joe @J. Smooth Choking implies that your defeat was primarily your own fault. Even today was more of a case of a superior team getting their sht together and another team that couldn't respond.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@a57se @J. Smooth @Tequila Joe My definition of choking is when a team is in control of a game and gives it away, for whatever reason.


Notable examples of choking:

Giants-Eagles DeSean Jackson game

Today

etc...



Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@J. Smooth @Tequila Joe I actually agree choking is when you're expected to win no matter what and then end up losing. You are right we've never been in that position.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@Tequila Joe @J. Smooth Yup. I guess the Jets are just the worst organization in football. They should probably fold and let someone else try.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@J. Smooth @Tequila Joe Why are u so pessimistic.  We still have a chance to do some good things this year. It's okay to be upset about a game that you expected to win when you were leading by 18 points and marching into the other teams red zone.