How Kansas Jayhawks' Andrew Wiggins Will Translate To The NBA

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Feb 18, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) looks for an opening against Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Jamal Williams, Jr. (23) in the first half at United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks freshman-phenom Andrew Wiggins has been all the hype this season in college basketball. He was more hyped than any high school basketball player since LeBron James, whom he coincidentally drew comparisons to before the season began.As the college season has worn on, other players such as teammate Joel Embiid, Duke forward Jabari Parker, and Australian superstar Dante Exum have stolen some of the spotlight from Wiggins when talking about the NBA draft and who could potentially be selected first overall. Some people though, including myself, still believe that Wiggins should be the first overall pick this summer.


Andrew Wiggins has led the Jayhawks to a 23-8 record in the regular season and have just lost to the Iowa State Cyclones in the semifinals of the Big XII tournament after beating Oklahoma State the night before in the second round. Wiggins has averaged 17.3 points and 6 rebounds a game in this span.


A lot of NBA scouts and college fans have been disappointed with what they have seen so far when compared to the ridiculous hype that he received before the season. People expect him to average 25 and 10 and dominate every game he plays, but they haven’t thought about the fact that he just turned nineteen years old on February 23rd.


While Wiggins is not currently the dominating player that he was expected to be, he still has time to fulfill these expectations in the NBA. But, the real question is, can all of these skills and talent translate into NBA stardom for Andrew?

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