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Andrew Wiggins to enter 2014 NBA draft, will he be the top-pick?

As expected, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins declared for the 2014 NBA draft on March 31.

Kansas sensational forward Andrew Wiggins will enter the 2014 NBA draft following a historic freshman campaign.
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The 6-8 forward came to Kansas as the No. 1 recruit in the nation last and had been telling everyone that his stay in Lawrence would be a short one. Wiggins, who was named a second team All-American earlier Monday, is expected to go in the top three picks in the June draft. Many mock drafts have Wiggins going No. 1 overall.

While Wiggins had a historic season (statistically speaking), though it was a bit of a roller coaster for the Toronto native.

Wiggins was a little inconsistent in the beginning. He started the season with six straight double-digit performances, including scoring 22 points against Duke, but followed a 10-point effort against Villanova on Nov. 29, with a six-point blunder against UTEP where he was just 2-of-9 from the field.

Following his six-point effort against UTEP, Wiggins had two fantastic games against Colorado and Florida –Wiggins scored 22 and 26 points in those games, respectively. In the next five games, Wiggins scored 11,12, 20, 14 and nine points and was a combined 19-of-58 from the field.

Wiggins best stretch was during the Jayhawks’ last 14 regular season games and first Big 12 tournament game. He tallied double figures in 13 of those games, topped the 20-point plateau five times and scorched the nets for at least 30 points twice -- including a career-high 41 points against West Virginia on March 8.

However, Wiggins struggled in the NCAA. He opened up the tournament with 19 points, on 7-of-13 shooting, but hauled in just four caroms against Eastern Kentucky. Wiggins, in what turned to be his last game of his collegiate career, really struggled against Stanford in third round game. He was held to only four points, on 1-of-6 shooting from the floor, and four rebounds while also committing four turnovers.

Wiggins is an explosive leaper and possesses elite athleticism. He also is an exceptional scorer with the ability to knock down three-pointers and get to the basket. Wiggins, who has a 7-0 wingspan, is a strong defender due to his height and length.

For the season, Wiggins averaged a freshman record 17.1 points and almost six rebounds a game. He totaled 30 double-digit scoring performances and scored at least 20 points on 11 occasions. Wiggins produced two double-doubles and shot 44.6 percent from the field, 34.1 percent beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the charity stripe.

Jabari Parker of Duke, Dante Exum (Australia), and Jayhawk teammate Joel Embiid along with Wiggins appear to the consensus first four picks of the draft. Kentucky’s Julius Randle, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Arizona’s Aaron Gordon and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse are also in the mix for being selected in the top-half of the lottery. Ennis and Wiggins are the only one of the group to declare for the draft, so far.

Wiggins is still in the market for an agent and will reportedly decide between Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports and an unknown agency.

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