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HAMILTON, Ont. -- Wearing a Chicago Bulls hat, red and black Jordan 13s shoes and a backpack, Andrew Wiggins looked like so many other teenaged boys. Sitting down to face the media, his towering frame and long arms were hidden under a table. He could have been any prep basketball player speaking with reporters after a big game. Until the questions started rolling in. "How does it feel like to hear people say that you could be on Kevin Durants level?" and "How does it feel to be one of the faces of the future of Canada Basketball?" are not questions that many 17-year-olds will be asked. These are questions reserved for the number one ranked high school prospect in the world. When asked what he would like people to know about Andrew Wiggins, the person away from the basketball court, he says, "That Im only 17." The weight that comes along with his ranking was obvious to anyone in attendance for Wiggins and his Huntington Prep teams exhibition game against Hamiltons United Leadership Academy at McMaster University on Sunday afternoon. The university gymnasium was packed with students, adults and children, all trying to catch a glimpse of the Vaughan, Ont., native who dropped 57 points last week in response to a "Sports Illustrated" article that questioned his motor and work ethic. Wiggins put up 25 easy points, going 10-for-13, as Huntington Prep cruised to an easy 81-52 victory. He had a handful of rim-shaking dunks, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots, but what stood out most was the distance between Wiggins and every other player in the gym. The athleticism, length and quickness that makes six-foot-eight Wiggins the most intriguing prospect that Canada has ever seen was on full display from the opening tip to final buzzer, even as the game appeared much too easy for the 17 year-old. Teammate and fellow Canadian Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who recently committed to Florida State, described Wiggins talent as "mind boggling" and that "his athletic ability is something that comes once in a lifetime." Rathan-Mayes isnt a friend that is exaggerating, either. A reporter asked Wiggins the last time he played an opponent who was better than he is. Thinking for a moment, Wiggins said, "Me ... I dont know." While critics point to his calm demeanour and the stretches of games where it looks as though he is in cruise control to question his competitiveness, Wiggins says those opinions dont bother him. "Their word means nothing to me," he said. "Its not going to help me in the long run." Rathan-Mayes explained that the detractors are mistaking Wiggins demeanour and pegging him incorrectly. "His work ethic is tremendous," Rathan-Mayes said. "(Hes) just a humble guy. You dont see too many players that are ranked number one in the country that are as humble as he is. Just a down to earth type of guy. Video games, movies, stuff like that. He doesnt like the limelight too much." Through the speculation about where he will play next season -- Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina are possibilities he is considering -- and the ever-growing media contingent at each of his games, Wiggins has a quiet confidence that belies his age. He is prepared for the questions and expectations and knows that from here on out the spotlight on him is only going to shine brighter. "I know being an elite player, being at the top, people are going to try to bring me down," Wiggins said. "I just keep my cool." Alan Branch Jersey . Former captain Mike Richards and former standout Jeff Carter are still playing for the Los Angeles Kings weeks after the Flyers were eliminated in the post-season. The duo will be on the same line when the Kings play Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night in New Jersey. Manny Lawson Jersey .J. -- Coach Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants knew Victor Cruz wouldnt show up for the organized team activity without a contract, so his absence was expected. http://www.billsofficialteamstore.com/autographed-brad-smith-jersey-uh-77.html . General manager David Poile said Thursday that Rinne had surgery Wednesday to correct a situation team officials were aware of last year. After consulting with doctors, the decision was made for Rinne to go ahead and have the surgery now rather than try to postpone for another year or more. Kyle Williams Jersey . The Boston Bruins teammates have joined forces on the same line again for Canadas Spengler Cup squad, and just like old times they are providing quality offence, relentless energy and hard-nosed defence to boost their team. Cordy Glenn Jersey . Paul, Minnesota for their second and final regular season game against the Minnesota Wild (25-23-8).MELBOURNE, Australia -- McLaren driver Jenson Button set the fastest time on a wet and inconclusive day of practice Friday for Formula Ones season-opening Australian Grand Prix, with all teams prevented from showing their true pace. Button set the best time in opening practice, just ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, and an afternoon downpour meant the second-session times were a couple of seconds off those set earlier. In the second practice session, Mercedes Michael Schumacher was fastest, 0.10 seconds ahead of Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg. Rain also affected the opening session, and dry-tire running was only possible in the final half hour. Buttons best time of 1 minute, 27.560 seconds was 4 seconds off Sebastian Vettels pole time in 2011. "Even though it doesnt mean too much, its always nice to start the season with the quickest time of the day," Button said. The opening session should prove a better guide to how teams will perform in Saturdays qualifying session. "Our car feels there or thereabouts, but, as in testing, we dont know the fuel-loads the others were running: it still looks close between ourselves, Red Bull and Mercedes," Hamilton said. "Its going to be interesting tomorrow -- well get a better understanding of whos going to be quick." Button was a quarter of a second ahead of Hamilton, and there was a gap of 0.4 back to Schumacher, followed by Ferraris Fernando Alonso, local hope Mark Webber of Red Bull and Mercedes Nico Rosberg. Toro Rossos Daniel Ricciardo, Williaams Pastor Maldonado, Lotus Kimi Raikkonen and Saubers Kamui Kobayashi rounded out the top 10.dddddddddddd Reigning world champion Vettel was curiously off the pace in both sessions, finishing 11th in the opening session and 10th in the second. "The little time we had in the car this afternoon was OK, but now we have to find the balance and learn a bit more about the car," Vettel said. "The important thing now is to make a step overnight and go from there." On the slim evidence of one day of practice, it appeared McLaren, Mercedes, and perhaps other teams, have closed the gap on Red Bull, which was so dominant last season when Vettel recorded a record number of pole positions and coasted to the title. HRT, which failed to take part in preseason testing, did not set a time in the opening session, and Narain Karthikeyans times were 13.5 seconds off the pace in the second period. Teammate Pedro de la Rosa did not complete a lap all day, as his car was still under construction. Unless there is a marked improvement overnight, the team is unlikely to get within 7 per cent of the best qualifying time -- the standard to make it into Sundays race. Ferrari had been playing down expectations after a troubled preseason, yet Alonsos pair of fourth placings in both sessions indicated the team should at least be competitive on Saturday and in Sundays race. There was a forecast for morning rain on Saturday, clearing in the afternoon for qualifying, while Sundays race was expected to be dry. ' ' ' 
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