Elite hoopers dish on which NBA player's skill they'd love to unwrap for Christmas

Elite hoopers dish on which NBA player's skill they'd love to unwrap for Christmas

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Elite hoopers dish on which NBA player's skill they'd love to unwrap for Christmas

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Harry Giles III said he'd love to unwrap Stephen Curry's jumo shot. (Graphic: Barbara Rooker/USA Today Sports)

Harry Giles III said he’d love to unwrap Stephen Curry’s jumo shot. (Graphic: Barbara Rooker, USA Today Sports)

We caught up with a handful of elite high school basketball players from all over the country and had them dish on which NBA player’s skill they wish they could open as a gift on Christmas Day.

Fair warning: A lot of the players apparently have some of the same mythical Christmas gift wishes.

Here’s a hint: This guy doesn’t lose very much.

Harry Giles III, Forest Trail Academy (Kernersville, N.C.), 2016

College: Duke

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Stephen Curry’s shooting ability. Maaaaan, if I had that kind of range and accuracy it would be over. He never misses… Ever.”

Seventh Woods, Hammond School (Columbia, S.C.), 2016

College: North Carolina

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Stephen Curry’s attention to detail. I’ve had the chance to workout with him at his camp this past summer and it’s insane the kind of detail he puts into the game. I mean it’s crazy. To me, that’s what makes him the best player in the world.”

Frank Jackson, Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), 2016

College: Duke

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Russell Westbrook’s crazy athleticism and his feel for the game. His bounce also wouldn’t be too bad!”

Wendell Carter Jr., Pace Academy (Atlanta), 2017

College: Undecided

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Hakeem Olajuwon’s footwork. No matter who was guarding him he always found a way to get an open layup. He’d always get his man up in the air because they couldn’t do anything with his footwork.”

De’Aaron Fox, Cypress Lake (Katy, Texas), 2016

College: Kentucky

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “I’d have to say Steph Curry’s shooting ability. That’s what makes him so dominant. Nothing you can do when someone can shoot it as well as him.”

Jayson Tatum, Chaminade College Prep (St. Louis), 2016

College: Duke

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “It would have to be Paul George’s shot or his athleticism. We play similar positions, but he’s way more athletic and can shoot way better. If I could have those it would be a great Christmas!”

Rawle Alkins would love to shoot like Stephen Curry. (Photo: adidas)

Rawle Alkins would love to shoot like Stephen Curry. (Photo: adidas)

Rawle Alkins, Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.), 2016

College: Undecided

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Steph Curry’s shooting ability! Like me, when he’s hot, he’s HOT! But the only difference is his ‘hotness’ is from halfcourt!”

Trevon Duval, Advanced Prep International (Dallas), 2017

College: Undecided

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Stephen Curry’s jump shot. If I were to have that I feel like I would be impossible to guard and it would bring me to another level.”

Miles Bridges, Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.), 2016

College: Michigan State

If I could unwrap any NBA player’s skill for Christmas I’d pick… “Kobe Bryant’s post game. Yeah he’s older now, but he still gets wherever he wants to get in the paint and he’s a master at positioning and he sets up the fadeaway like nobody else. He has so many options because of his post game and that has kept him as an elite player even as an older guy.”

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