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VAUGHAN, Ont. Patrick Roy Jersey . -- Its been a roller-coaster summer for Canadian basketball star Andrew Wiggins, from that momentous night in June that had him bound for Cleveland as the No. 1 draft pick, to last weeks reports that Wiggins was on the move. On Monday, the 19-year-old was just happy to be shooting hoops at his old elementary school, deftly dancing around questions about his future. Hell be playing basketball somewhere this season, and he insists thats all that matters. "I dont worry about anything out of my control, I just know Ill be playing basketball in September," he said. The basketball world has been abuzz about Wiggins and whose jersey hell be wearing come October. Numerous reports last week have Wiggins, fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett and a first-round pick headed to Minnesota for all-star forward Kevin Love. The deal cant be consummated until Aug. 23, when Wiggins is eligible to be traded. The Vaughan, Ont., native was at Glen Shields Public School to shoot a commercial for BioSteel, the Canadian sports drink company hes signed an endorsement deal with. A couple dozen journalists, including some 10 television cameras, turned up to talk to the most-hyped player in Canadian history. But Wiggins, speaking publicly for the first time since the reported trade was agreed to, had little to say about what his rookie NBA season might hold. After Wiggins attended Jayhawks coach Bill Selfs basketball camp Sunday, Self said Wiggins told him hed welcome the trade to Minnesota, where he could be the face of the franchise, rather than playing in the shadow of LeBron. "Even though in a weird way everybody would love the opportunity to play with LeBron because youre guaranteed winning, for the longevity of his career, he needs to develop that mindset to be the guy, for him to be great, and I think being Minnesota will help him do that," Self said. When asked about Selfs comments, Wiggins would only say: "Anywhere, any team. I can play anywhere." He was similarly brief in response to all answers about his NBA future. When asked whether he wants to be his teams star player he said: "Whatever happens is out of my control, Im not worrying about it right now, Im just here having fun." When asked about his thoughts on a future with the Toronto Raptors: "The hometown love will always be there, no matter what, I try to do good for the city, the city tries to do good for me." When someone pressed the issue, asking again if hed like to play for Toronto: "Um. . . I dont know. Only God knows. Thats too far ahead." On where he sees himself in the next five or 10 years: "Whatever God wants. God has a plan for me." The six-foot-eight Wiggins said hes tried to avoid the buzz going on around him, spending time with his family and enjoying the summer. He drowns out the noise by "listening to music, listening to my family." He insisted hes had no trouble concentrating, saying: "Basketball is the love of my life, no matter what happens, Im always concentrating on basketball." The six-foot-eight forward, who starred in his one season at Kansas, did admit life has changed a lot since the June 26 draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. "More eyes on me. More criticizing, stuff like that," he said. "But going to Kansas University, that kind of prepared me for moments like this, because Kansas, they treat the basketball players like rock stars, so it kind of prepared me for this transition." When asked if hell play with a chip on his shoulder, Wiggins said "I think every player, every competitor should play with a chip on their shoulder, no matter what, everyone has something to prove." Including him? "Im a competitor, so, yeah." Wiggins spent the day shooting a commercial with a group of young kids. They fed him alley-oops that he dunked with ease on the hoop that he knows so well. There were plenty of laughs and high-fives. "When I was playing basketball with the kids, I forgot it was a (commercial) shoot, I was just having fun with the kids playing basketball because it just brought back all these memories," Wiggins said. His face lit up when asked about the chance to return to his roots. "It means a lot, coming back to my old stomping grounds, this is where it all started," Wiggins said. "Growing up as a little kid, I was here every day after school, even coming before school, just playing basketball here with my friends. Its just good being back. "It just brings it all back, this is where it started, you can never forget where you came from. If it wasnt for this school right here, I dont know where Id be," Wiggins added. "Growing up as a kid, even the teachers here changed my life, really." While he was loving being back home, Wiggins wouldnt bite when asked about the upcoming mayoral vote in Toronto. 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"Nevertheless, you will always take a split in a day-night doubleheader, but after you win the first one you get a little greedy." Tampa Bay is 2-8 against the Orioles this season, 1-3 in Baltimore. In the first game, the Orioles mustered only three hits -- one after the second inning. Added to the roster for the doubleheader as the 26th man, Colome (1-0) gave up one run, two hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings to earn his second big league victory. The first came against Miami in his debut on May 30, 2013. Its been a strange year for Colome, who served a 50-game suspension until May 25 for violating the leagues drug policy. He was activated by the Rays and pitched four innings of relief against Toronto on May 26 before being optioned to the minors after the game. In his last start for Triple-A Durham, Colome gave up nine runs in 1 1-3 innings against Syracuse on June 21. He had far more success against the Orioles, holding them to one hit after Nick Markakis opened with a single. Jake McGee worked the ninth for his second save Orioles starter Kevin Gausman (3-2) yielded five runs, seven hits and a career-high four walks in five-plus innings. Baltimore got a first-inning run when Nick Markakis singled and scored on a groundout by Chris Davis. In the second, Brandon Guyer hit the first of his three doubles to knock in a run, and Matt Joyce followed with an RBI single. A two-out RBI single by Jose Molina made it 3-1 in the fourth. Doubles by Guyer and Joyce, along with a single by Sean Rodriguez, added two runs in the sixth. In the nightcap, the Orioles were again struggling to score before Nick Hundley homered to put Baltimore ahead in the sixth and Nelson Cruz added a twoo-run shot in the seventh. Rene Bourque Jersey. Hundley connected off Juan Carlos Oviedo (3-3) for a 2-1 lead, and Cruz hit his 25th home run -- tied for the major league lead -- off Joel Peralta after Adam Jones led off with his fourth hit of the game. That gave Baltimore 38 homers in June, most in the majors. "We have a lot of power on this team, a lot of guys who can hit it out anywhere on the field. Thats why this lineup is so dangerous," Hundley said. "When you have a team, a lineup, with this much depth and this much power to all fields, it makes it tough to pitch to." Tillman (7-4) gave up one run and four hits over eight innings to earn his first win in seven home starts this season. He was 0-4 with a 2.78 ERA. Zach Britton got three outs for his 10th save. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi allowed one run and six hits in five innings, striking out six. "I had no pitches tonight. I had no fastball command, no off-speed pitches, slider was terrible, changeup was equally as bad," the rookie said. "My curveball, I think I threw it twice. It was just an all-around bad, bad experience out there." But Tampa Bay pitchers got nine strikeouts in the nightcap, giving them a major league record 261 in June. Cleveland had 253 in June 1964. James Loneys fourth homer gave the last-place Rays a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but Baltimore matched that in the bottom half with an RBI single by Hundley. Odorizzi threw 31 pitches in the inning, the last a third strike to Manny Machado with the bases loaded. Baltimore loaded the bases again in the fifth before J.J. Hardy fouled out and David Lough struck out. The Orioles stranded nine through five innings and were 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position. NOTES: The first game was the makeup for an April 15 rainout. It drew a season-low crowd of 15,614. ... TB SS Yunel Escobar tested his sore right shoulder by playing catch but was not yet ready to return. He last played Tuesday. ... Evan Longoria had three hits in the nightcap, two off Tillman, and is 13 for 30 (.433) lifetime against the right-hander. ... Jones four hits tied a career high. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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