Nov 8, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) celebrates after scoring during the second half of the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 80 - 63. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins underwhelms in season-opener


It’s not always fair to expect too much out of a college freshman in their regular season debut, but when you have as much hype as Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins, you better be prepared to come out and blow everyone away.

In the Kansas opener against Louisiana-Monroe, the Jayhawks were easily to come away with a victory, but Wiggins didn’t make the big impression that fellow freshmen sensations Julius Randle of Kentucky and Duke’s Jabari Parker made.

To be fair, Wiggins did have a 16-point performance and showed the vision and poise that we rarely see from an incoming freshman, but he didn’t seem willing to attack the basket and show the aggressiveness that would have allowed him to dominate a much lesser team.

Perhaps it was just early jitters or the nerves holding him back in his highly anticipated debut, but fans are going to want to see Wiggins showing much more of a killer instinct moving forward, especially against teams like Louisiana-Monroe that will give him the opportunity to take over and dominate a game.

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