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MVP Josh Giddey leads NBA Global Academy to Tourney win

Josh Giddey's star continues to rise, while Tamuri Wigness and Mojave King also stood out for NBA Global Academy as they went 5-0 en route to a tournament in in Spain.

Tournament MVP Josh Giddey leads NBA Global Academy to victory in Spain

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LC, Do you think that Josh Giddey is a 1st round pick in the NBA Draft?
(When he is eligible)

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Absolutely killing Wigness s game, should be using his speed to get by players every possession instead of trying to distribute.

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^Wigness does frequently use his speed and handle to get by guys, but he's also learning the nuances of running a team at the PG position. That's an area where Giddey's poise and distribution stands out in comparison.

Wigness had a great tournament also, no need to knock him

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Giddey reminds me of a mixture of Joe Ingles crossed with Brad Newley. Early days though and plenty of development to come.

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Three to Make Two  
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Is Josh related to former Illawarra junior (then Melbourne) Warrick Giddey? From memory, Warrick represented Australia in rugby and league as a junior

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Yes, his son.

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Wigness, used to attack, attack, attack.
He now spends more time shooting from the perimeter.
He'll be way better with a coach that wants him to use his speed. Illawara maybe a good choice in the first couple of years.
Got to learn how to se his right hand also, rarely uses it.

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Three to Make Two  
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"Yes, his son."

Thanks. Maybe Illawarra's next Next Star!

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1. He's likely going to college.
2. If he was to play NBL as a Next Star, it'd almost certainly be in Melbourne.

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I get that Wigness' speed and ability to get to the cup is his strength, but maybe he's looking to improve his shooting which has been a bit of a weakness for him in the past. Especially important if he wants to succeed at the next level at more athletic and longer players. All the best to him though.

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Every layup for wigness is left handed, it's a problem. I’ve watched all the nba academy games over the last 2 years.
He was great in nbl preseason, plays very differently with the acdemy.

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Giddey is going to college. At this stage Colorado is the front runner, with alumni Nate Tomlinson this season having returned as Director of Player Development.

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