Wiggins Goes Out With A Bang!

With the loss this past Saturday at West Virginia, NBA prospect Andrew Wiggins drops 41 points in his final regular season game as a Jayhawk. Wiggins stuffed the stat sheet. His scoring included 12-for-18 from the field, along with eight rebounds, two assists, four blocks and five steals. Yes, it came as a loss at West Virginia, a loss that likely will knock Kansas out of the mix for a No. 1 seed. Yes, the Jayhawks were down 25 at one point. But that doesn’t lessen Wiggins’ performance all that much.

He was fantastic throughout the game, showing aggressiveness on the offensive end, something he’s shown flashes of throughout the season, and a determination to get into the lane and either draw contact or finish at the rim. Defensively, he demonstrated once again why he has the potential to a dominant defender at the next level. He made plays away from the ball and came up big in help defense.

This was a Wiggins that could potentially carry Kansas in March. The Jayhawks were without Joel Embiid against West Virginia, but Wiggins was a go-to-guy offensively for Kansas. He has been mostly a complementary part for the Jayhawks this season, content to play his role and be one of three or four main weapons for Bill Self. On Saturday, he showed he can be the guy for Kansas.