(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — There will be plenty of people watching Kansas freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins this season, and he made a great first impression in the team’s 80-63 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Friday night.
The fifth ranked Wildcats easily handled the Warhawks, and Wiggins led the way. He scored a team-high 16 points with three rebounds and three steals.
“He did some good things,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “I think he can be more aggressive, but I think all guys can be more aggressive.”
Wiggins is widely regarded as one of the best collegiate prospects in years. He is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft and be the number one pick when the time comes.
Kentucky power forward Julius Randle, who will likely challenge Wiggins as the top prospect, will get a chance to prove his worth when Kansas and Kentucky play each other on Tuesday.
“It’s going to be a pretty good matchup, two high-profile teams,” Kansas’ Andrew White III said, “but we’re not paying too much attention to the hype that’s out there.”
In his Kentucky debut, Randle scored 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN