LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The anticipation building for the debut of Andrew Wiggins puts the 6-foot-8 wing in elite company.
Wiggins was ranked as the nation's top prospect by every recruiting service and is the frontrunner to become the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. First, however, he must adapt to the college level after the 6-foot-8 Ontario native starred for Huntington (W. Va.) Prep.
While the hype surrounding Wiggins is incredible, it probably eases pressure off the remainder of a large, and talented, freshman class. Anything that group can accomplish while the glare is thrust squarely on Wiggins could actually help the Jayhawks' headliner.
"I've got a lot of expectations for the team,'' Wiggins said. "We're a young team, but I know we can do a lot of damage.''