The preseason awards will be rolling out soon with the 2013-14 college basketball season rolling around, and Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins will be claiming a number of them, as the 6-foot-8 Canadian is being proclaimed the greatest prospect to come out of high school since LeBron James.
That includes current OKC forward Kevin Durant, who Wiggins spoke specifically about in an interview with CBS Sports’ Gay Parrish, saying that he didn’t want to be a star like Durant and average 26+ points per game, but instead wants to do whatever it takes to lead KU to a national championship:
“What did Kevin Durant do in college?” Wiggins asks before reminding me that he never actually watched Durant play a minute of college basketball.
“Kevin averaged 26 points a game,” I tell Wiggins.
“But did he have a good team?” Wiggins asks, and it is at this moment when I realize that though I’m talking to an immensely gifted young man who currently projects as the consensus No. 1 pick in next June’s NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins is not all that interested in trying to set scoring records because, honestly, he doesn’t even know what they are, and it’s never occurred to him to ask.
He’d rather win a lot and hang a sixth championship banner in Allen Fieldhouse.