Chart: 10 things about Andrew Wiggins
- August 9, 2014 - 7:30 PM
10 things about Andrew Wiggins
1Born Andrew Christian Wiggins in Thornhill, Ontario. He turned 19 on Feb. 23.
2He is 6-8 and 200 pounds, with a 7-foot wingspan and a 44-inch vertical jump.
3At Huntington Prep in West Virginia, he was the Naismith High School Player of the Year and the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in 2013.
4TSN, Canada’s ESPN, picked up the rights to televise every Kansas game last season.
5He set numerous Kansas freshman records in 2013-14, including points in a game (41), points in a season (597) and scoring average (17.1). With his 41-point game against West Virginia, he was the first Jayhawks player to break the 40-point barrier since 1991.
6On the defensive end, he led Kansas in steals and was second in blocked shots.
7He scored only four points in his last college game, a loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament’s round of 32.
8He was the second Kansas player to be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft, joining Danny Manning in 1988.
9What he said on draft night: “[I plan on] just going in and creating impact off the bat, play my game and have confidence in myself. I have to believe in myself before anyone else can.”
10Yes, he can ice skate.
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