One year ago today, Andrew Wiggins sat inside Allen Fieldhouse and announced his plans to enter the NBA Draft.
After one season at Kansas, there was little debate that Wiggins was making a sound decision by going pro early. But there were those who doubted whether Wiggins could be an immediate factor as a 19-year-old in a league with men.
One year later, those doubts now seem a little misguided — especially after Wiggins did this to the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert on Monday night.
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Wiggins, who had 17 points and five rebounds in a 104-84 loss (yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves are not good), wasn’t done. He also did this.
Wiggins, who turned 20 in February, is averaging 16.2 points per game and is the consensus favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors. Yes, the Timberwolves are just 16-58. But with Wiggins around, their future seems brighter than today.