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Jayhawks’ Wiggins off to NBA after freshman season

Jayhawks’ Wiggins off to NBA after freshman season

Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins (22) during the second half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Kansas defeated Pittsburg State 97-57. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Orlin Wagner

DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins made official Monday what he’s been telling folks all along: He’s headed to the NBA after his only season with the Jayhawks.

The 6-foot-8 forward, who was voted second-team All-America earlier in the day, is expected to go in the top three picks in the June draft. Some believe he could go first overall.

Wiggins was the top-rated recruit when he arrived at Kansas, and his brief career was a bit of a roller coaster. He struggled early in the season, caught fire midway through, and then flamed out when it mattered most in an NCAA tournament loss to Stanford.

Wiggins only scored four points on 1-for-6 shooting in the third-round defeat. Afterward, he said that he let his team down with his poor performance.

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