Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins has announced his intention to enter the 2014 NBA Draft in June.
In one of the worst kept secrets in College basketball, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins has called an end on his expected one-and-done career with Jayhawks and declared for the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Canadian native is projected to be a high lottery pick in the upcoming June draft, and could even be the first overall pick based on his high talent ceiling and upside.
Despite already announcing his intention to declare for the draft in an interview with ESPN’s Jay Bilas, Wiggins said it was still a hard decision to call an end on his time at Kansas in his official decision press conference.
“It wasn’t an easy decision,” Wiggins said.
“I just wish I had more time [at Kansas]. It went by so fast.”
The 19-year-old swingman entered the college scene amidst massive amounts of hype as one of the most dominant high school players since LeBron James. However, Wiggins did not dominate for Kansas as many had hoped. He showed flashes of brilliance, culminating in a 41-point outburst in the third-to-last game of the regular season against West Virginia, but is no longer the lock for the first overall pick that many believed he would be.
Check out the highlights of his career 41-point night below:
His season ended on a particularly poor note as the Jayhawks were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by a lower-seeded Stanford squad in the second round. A game where Wiggins could only manage four points.
“No one’s game is perfect, I know I have a lot I have to improve on,” Wiggins said.
Despite the uncertainties surrounding Wiggins NBA projections, it is unlikely he falls out of the top-5 in June.
Wiggins could be upstaged for the first overall pick by his Kansas teammate Joel Embiid who is reportedly mulling over whether or not to declare for the draft or return for a sophomore season with the Jayhawks.