Kansas basketball: Top ten Jayhawks of the decade

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9. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas basketball 2013-2014

It wouldn’t have been possible for Andrew Wiggins to have more hype surrounding his college recruitment. He was rated as a five-star prospect and called “one of the best long term high school players in recent memory” by 247 Sports. Wiggins was unanimously the highest-rated recruit in the United States and even nicknamed “Maple Jordan” in reference to his Canadian nationality.

The Jayhawks were able to land Wiggins, despite not being given much of a chance by the major recruiting outlets.

In Wiggins’ lone season, he started in every game scoring 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He would be named All-Big 12 first team and Big 12 Rookie of the Year, in addition to a consensus second-team All-American and Wooden Award finalist.

Wiggins joined Danny Manning as the only other Jayhawk to be taken with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. After being selected by the Cavaliers, he was immediately traded to the Timberwolves where he’s been ever since.