Nov 8, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots a free throw during the first half of the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Embracing the Tanking: Watching Jabari Battle Andrew Wiggins

It’s not a huge secret that the Boston Celtics don’t really expect to be good, so as a fan base we need to keep an eye on the best prospects that are expected to be coming into the NBA draft. Tonight, three prospects will be playing that are truly in can’t-miss territory.

Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins will be facing off tonight at 9:30 p.m on ESPN. These two are considered to be the best prospects potentially entering the NBA draft.

For NBA comparisons, a lot of people liken Parker to a younger version of Paul Pierce. He’s a very skilled player that can play inside and out at the forward position. He’s really developed physically for his age and has no problem drawing fouls.

Andrew Wiggins has been likened to Tracy McGrady because of his long and wiry frame. Like McGrady, Wiggins is a freak athletically with the ability to get up and down the floor well. He’s capable of lighting the scoreboard up, but early returns on Wiggins’ game at Kansas have pundits calling him passive. I don’ think that’s the case, but in even if it is he scored 16 points on nine shots in his first outing. He’s one hell of a prospect to have.

Julius Randle and Kentucky will be taking on second ranked Michigan State tonight at 7:30 on ESPN. Randle broke the record for freshman points in his first two games at Kentucky set by John Wall. That record was 40 points and Randle smashed it.

He, like Parker, is a really well built kid that is capable of playing either forward position. He really has a knack for getting inside of the paint and causing havoc. His perimeter skills still need developing, but I don’t see him playing the small forward position long term.

Check these games out and let us know what you think of the prospects through the comments or via twitter. You can follow the site @HoudiniCeltics.

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