The hype surrounding Kansas freshman is unreal, and he hasn’t even played for Kansas yet. He is arguably the most hyped player coming out of high school since LeBron James. He even drew roughly 1,300 fans to a pick up game.
“It’s weird to me because we’ve recruited other good players before, but we haven’t recruited anyone with this type of attention,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said, via USA TODAY. “I kind of feel for him; he’s going to have to tell people no. He’s gotta be able to be a kid.”
“He hasn’t even made a basket yet, and the attention he’s received is based on potential. I think he should welcome expectations, there’s no reason for him to run from them because he’s going to have them no matter what.”
But Andrew Wiggins seems to be handling it just fine, and despite that rock star status his eye is on the prize.
“I want to win. I want me and my teammates to be the best players that we can be. …and hopefully, win a national championship,” Wiggins said. “That’s my main goal.”
“I know that college is a big step from high school and coming (to Kansas) early (in the summer) would (raise) my chances of being ready. …I just take my life day by day. I just try to stay grounded, keep my circle tight, stay close to my family and friends.”