POINT PLEASANT, W. Va. - They met as adversaries, different people from different places playing for very different teams in a strange game, a high school team in an exhibition vs. a college junior-varsity squad in a tiny but overflowing gym miles from either's home base.
Andrew Wiggins knocked Eddy Grenert's second shot into next week, but in the big picture it wasn't so bad.
Grenert will tell his kids about that shot some day. His first shot got blocked, too.
That gym was packed for Wiggins, a Canadian who's the consensus best high school basketball player in America and maybe the most exciting high school player anyone has seen since LeBron James. The 6'8 Wiggins plays for Huntington (WV) Prep -- a high school basketball team, but not really a high school -- and the 6'4 Grenert is a freshman basketball player at Marietta College, which plays at the NCAA Div. III level and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
Geography and circumstance brought Grenert, Wiggins and their teams togethe...