It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the Internet blew up when Andrew Wiggins set foot on campus as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks. Everybody knew he wasn’t going to be a Jayhawk for long, but that didn’t make the final home game of the season any easier for him.
Wiggins will almost certainly leave Kansas after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft and chipped in nine points and four rebounds to help the Jayhawks earn a 82-57 victory over Texas Tech. The Jayhawks wrap up regular season play Saturday at West Virginia.
All in all, it’s been an incredible season for Wiggins and the Jayhawks. Kansas sits atop the Big 12 at 14-3 in league play and Wiggins has been a big part of that. He’s averaging 16 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game – numbers that will make him a lottery pick in the NBA.
“It has gone too fast,” Wiggins told reporters after Wednesday’s game. “I wish I had more time to stay here, do my thing and be with the team, the coaches and all these wonderful fans. The fans are incredibly loyal.”
Still, nobody can blame the 19-year-old for making the jump to the NBA with millions of dollars waiting for him.
“I think it is all bundled up right now,” Wiggins added. “I am happy, yet sad it is my last game. I have enjoyed my time here. I am thankful for everything. I’ve been blessed with a good team, great coaches and the best fans anyone could ever ask for.”
The only thing left for Wiggins to accomplish in his short college career is an NCAA Championship title. The Jayhawks, currently listed as the No. 8 team in the country in the AP polls, will likely get a No. 2 seed in the tournament. We’ll find out on Selection Sunday on March 17.
Sports Interaction has the Jayhawks are set around +450 to win the NCAA Championship.