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Monday, January 27, 2014

Andrew Wiggins earns second Big 12 rookie award

Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins fights for a rebound with Iona forward David Laury during the second half on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins fights for a rebound with Iona forward David Laury during the second half on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins has been chosen as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

Th 6-foot-8 freshman is recognized for the second time as top rookie, and his award marks the eighth weekly honor for KU in 2013-14.

Wiggins had two double-figure scoring efforts as the Jayhawks extended their win streak to six games with victories over Baylor, 78-68, and at TCU, 91-69. 

The freshman guard averaged 22.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 55.0 percent. He opened the week with 17 points against the Bears, including 11 points in the second half. Wiggins was then the main catalyst versus the Frogs, with a career-best 27 points, including 19 in the first half. He also made 19-of-22 (.864) from the free throw line on the week and leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring with 15.8 points per game.  

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Brianna Zaleski 5 months, 4 weeks ago

My favorite stat about Wiggs, is his consistently hot FT shooting. In my mind, that is a sign of greatness down the road. Look at some of the greats at his position or similar position (SG, SF), Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, Durant... all great ft shooters. If Wiggins is going to make his living driving to the hoop, then he has to make teams pay for that. And his FT shooting, currently, is a great indicator of his future success, IMO.

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Jonathan Allison 5 months, 4 weeks ago

from the Florida game on his ft% has been 85.5%.

We tend to discredit him for all of the missed lay-ins and fingerrolls but we need to factor in all of his free throws into the equation when we try to do that analysis, since even though he may not convert at the rim is is getting to the free throw line a lot.

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Doug Roberts 5 months, 4 weeks ago

Why are we calling them "rookies"? Rookies get paid. Freshmen or newcomer is more appropriate. I hope.

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Walter Bridges 5 months, 4 weeks ago

Nice but how about Player Of the Week for Andrew and Newcomer of the Week for Embiid?

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Michael Pannacciulli 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I hope we can keep it rolling against ISU - no reason we shouldn't. Who will be the stud this week???

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Erich Hartmann 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Wiggins = awesome piece of this awesomely developing young team! Good job, Andrew, keep it up!

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