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One-and-done freshmen Andrew Wiggins, left, and Joel Embiid share a laugh during the Kansas University men’s basketball postseason awards banquet Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Lawrence Holiday Inn. Wiggins, who was given the Danny Manning “Mr. Jayhawk” Award, and Embiid declared for this summer’s NBA Draft after one season at KU.

Wiggins honored with ‘Mr. Jayhawk’ award at postseason banquet

Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins was named winner of the 2014 Danny Manning “Mr. Jayhawk” Award, for contributions on and off the court, at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s postseason awards banquet held before 660 fans at the Lawrence Holiday Inn. By Gary Bedore

April 15, 2014

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“All my teammates and coaches said, ‘If it’s your time, it’s your time.’ It was my time. As a kid growing up, that’s what I wanted to do. Now I’ve got the opportunity to do that and provide for my family.”

— Former Jayhawk Ben McLemore on April 9, 2013, shortly after announcing his decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. McLemore, who later was drafted No. 7 overall by the Sacramento Kings, was in Lawrence for two seasons but played just one.

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