USA Basketball U16 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Big Men June 4, 2015 Austin Wiley (#8 Scout, #11 ESPN, #12 Rivals, #9 24/7) was in street clothes in Colorado Springs, as he was only invited by USA Basketball to rehab the torn patella tendon surgery he had back in April. Wiley told us he foolishly played through the injury over the course of the season, but eventually elected to have the surgery, which will sideline him through most of the summer.
Despite not taking part in any of the competitive action, Wiley was still a standout just by virtue of his measurements, which revealed continued physical development that made him one of the most impressive specimens in attendance. Wiley now stands just a hair under 6-10 in shoes, with a 241 pound frame (8 pounds heavier than last October), a 7-4 wingspan and a 9-2 standing reach. Only 16 years old, he is well on his way to being a NBA-sized center, as long as he can stay healthy. He went out of his way to tell us that despite the fact that both his parents played at Auburn, he is still very much wide open as far as his college recruitment is concerned.
We talked to him about as development as a basketball player and much more in the following interview:
[Read Full Article] 2014 USA Basketball Development Camp Interview: Austin Wiley October 27, 2014
[Read Full Article] USA Basketball Development Camp Measurements and Analysis October 9, 2014 The same age as many of the 2018 recruits here, 15 year-old 2017 standout Austin Wiley measured 6'7.5 without shoes to go along with a 233-pound frame and a 7'3 wingspan. His 7.5 inch wingspan-to-height differential was among the top marks registered by the underclassmen at this event. Wiley's frame still has a ton of room for growth, and it will be interesting to see just how tall he winds up being closer to his high school graduation. The son of two basketball players that both went to Auburn, Wiley is extremely mature relative to his age, and shows a very nice competitive streak crashing the offensive glass, blocking shots and finishing plays inside. [Read Full Article]