Okay, the big news here today is that Kansas CF (Canadian Forward) Andrew Wiggins has declared for the NBA Draft. That's GREAT news because he's the prize that we've all been fighting (and tanking) for.
The decision is no surprise to anybody, as Wiggins was always expected to be a one-and-done college player. The athletic wing came to Kansas from Canada as one of the most hyped pro prospects since LeBron James, and while Wiggins may not have been as dominant as some hoped, he still had a very good season.
Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from three for the Jayhawks. Wiggins had several dominant performances with fellow frosh phenom Joel Embiid on the pine late in the year because of a back injury, but he and Kansas were stunned by the Stanford Cardinal in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Wiggins finished the 60-57 loss with just four points on 1-of-6 shooting.
- Jason Patt on Mar 31 2014
The NBA Draft is really my jam, and like many others, I've spent quite a bit of time trying to solve the Wiggins riddle. I think that his athleticism is impressive, and while his advantage will be smaller in the pros, these guys very rarely don't surpass the hype. In this NBA you need a star, and in this NBA you need a dominant wing who is athletic. If you want to win it gets a lot easier with Wiggins on your team than not. (Also plus: the cosmos is on our side.)
So . . . you want him right?