Feb 8, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Wayne Selden, Jr. (1) and guard Andrew Wiggins (22) are introduced before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 83 - 69. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Stock Watch: Andrew Wiggins erupts for 41 points in loss to West Virginia


Today was the day that we have all been waiting for. For those that have been following Andrew Wiggins throughout his freshman season at Kansas, his laid back approach and reluctance to take over games despite the indisputable evidence that he has the ability to have drawn concerns.

A lock to become the first overall pick entering his first and only year in the college ranks, many now have mixed opinions on who should go No.1. Wiggins and the Jayhawks traveled to Morgantown to take on West Virginia this afternoon, only to suffer a 92-86 loss. It wasn’t the result that caught people’s eye as much as it was the performance of the uber talented swingman.

Wiggins went off late in the game, finally showing that he had what it takes to take over a game. Kansas made a furious comeback late in the second half to make things interesting, mostly due to 41 points on 18 shots from Wiggins.

His ability to perform in crunch time along with efficiency down the stretch drew reactions across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

It wasn’t just the scoring for Wiggins though. He got it done in every facet of the game, showing his overall versatility. Along with his 41 points, he managed to pull down 8 boards, come away with 5 steals, and block 4 shots.

Wiggins will have to continue to impress if his plans are to re-emerge as the consensus first pick, but if today is any indication of things to come, Wiggins may somehow live up to all of that hype coming out of high school.

Just goes to show why tanking is relevant in the NBA.

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