Kansas Basketball: Joel Embiid Declares For 2014 NBA Draft; Is Andrew Wiggins Soon To Follow?
The Kansas Jayhawks‘ season ended abruptly in a very disappointing fashion as they fell to the Stanford Cardinal in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. In the following days, the Jayhawks’ explosive scoring guard Wayne Selden, Jr. became a silver lining for Bill Self and the Jayhawk faithful. The optimism of potentially having Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins return to campus was far-fetched but still a slight possibility. That was until early Thursday morning when Embiid announced that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
The decision by the 7-foot Cameroon native shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, considering he is a viable option for the top pick in the draft. But what also shouldn’t come as a surprise is the domino effect it will have on Wiggins and his decision concerning the NBA. Wiggins made it clear before the season he wanted to enjoy his last year in school, but things change and there is always room for hope that he returns. Now that his two teammates have made their decision, all that’s left is Wiggins and he is good as gone as well.
Will the Embiid decision cause Wiggins to make his decision a little earlier? The rest of the country sure hopes so. For now it becomes a waiting game, and we will be on Wiggins’ time. As for the decision the highly sought after freshman should make, the NBA is calling his name, and the possibility of being the No. 1 overall pick is very enticing. Following the path of Embiid, who will take his talents to the next level, the same decision from Wiggins is soon to follow.