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Andrew Wiggins impresses in his first workout at Kansas

Jun 18, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

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Kansas commit and consensus top high school player Andrew Wiggins decided not to play for the Canadian Under-19 team this summer at next week’s FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

That hasn’t stopped the 6-foot-7 Wiggins from impressing this summer. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, sources confirmed that Wiggins participated in his first workout in Lawrence and it couldn’t sound better if you’re a Jayhawk fan.

“Wow,” the source told Parrish. “Like watching a video game. He’d be the No. 1 pick this year.”

Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com and SNY.tv also received rave reviews from a KU source

“Best athlete that we have ever been around,” a source told Zagoria.

Pretty good reviews in his first week at Kansas, especially when you consider that one KU source believes he’d be the top pick in next Thursday’s NBA Draft … the same draft that includes Ben McLemore, the leading scorer of the Jayhawks last year and a potential No. 1 overall pick.

Wiggins landed in Lawrence on Saturday and has enrolled in summer courses. The projected top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft was trying to get to Kansas sooner, but was held up due to paperwork. The eagerness to begin his career in a Jayhawk uniform has earned praise from head coach Bill Self.

“I think it speaks volumes that he’s trying to get here as soon as he possibly can,” Self told Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star.

Kansas will look to replace its entire starting lineup from last season’s 31-win team with Wiggins and the rest of a six-man incoming class — that also features shooting guard Wayne Selden (Tilton School/Boston, Mass.) and center Joel Embiid (The Rock School/Gainesville, Fla.) — along with returners Naadir Tharpe and Perry Ellis and Memphis transfer forward Tarik Black

Terrence is also the lead writer at NEHoopNews.com and can be followed on Twitter: @terrence_payne
  1. imforbigblue - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Better hope that KU gets there money worth because I bet they paid out the ass for him. Won’t matter still won’t be better than UK

    • bmg3074 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      You Kentucky people crack me up. If Wiggins had signed with UK you’d be singing a different song. You think you have some God given right to every recruit out of high school, and by God if you don’t get him, some one cheated. Pot and kettle,dude.

  2. barkleyblows - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Exactly Bigblue.

    • bmg3074 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      And you blow Barkley

  3. spook208 - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Funny comments coming from a fan of a team Coached by Cal. Would’ve been smater just saying good luck and see you in the dance. Rock Chalk!

  4. randy0962 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Funny how PayPal Cal fans want to point fingers at the honest programs.

  5. imforbigblue - Jun 19, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Really KU fans your school has been up for cheating one way or another in the past 10 years and coach self more than any school I can think of. Do we need to go back to your last title you won with a player who didn’t even finish high school or your best player from last year having his coach paid $10,000 to have him come to KU or the ticket thing? Trust me I could go on your coach and school is the dirtest in the NCAA by far

    • kcroyal - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Trust me. You’re a douche bag.

    • bmg3074 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      Trust me , douche bag. I want to hear you go on. I want to hear the BS spewing out of your mouth with nothing to back it up. KU has never vacated a game, let alone a season, and you got the balls to dog our coach? Not only Memphis but Umass too, and those ARE facts that are there for everyone to see, not just some vitrolic crap spewing outa some inbred, backwoods pig poker.

  6. coach1959 - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    C’mon folks……..it’s a little sophomoric to be trading barbs about which school is better/worst. Give it a rest.

  7. prov1x - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Blue! Back to the basement and no Internet for a week. Go slobber over your Richie Farmer pictures.

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