Andrew Wiggins has certainly not needed extra hype this offseason, but you knew it was bound to happen. He was named a Blue Ribbon Preseason First Team All American, and this writer will not be surprised if Wiggins is named to ten more preseason all american teams. Wiggins is joining the Kansas Jayhawks this season, and it should be a season full of hype and fun. Jayhawks head coach Bill Self has called this the most athletic team he has ever coached, and it would not be out of the realm of possibility to see Self jump for a pro job after this season. Self mentioned the possibility over the offseason, and if he can add another national title to his accomplishments then it is not out of the realm of possibility. You can check out the Blue Ribbon piece about Wiggins below, and the young forward is being hyped more than any college prospect since Kevin Durant.
Blue Ribbon Preseason 1st-Team All-Americans Doug McDermott Adreian Payne Marcus Smart Russ Smith Andrew Wiggins http://t.co/fElRrxeXjj
— Jose López-Cozar (@Billups68) September 3, 2013
Wiggins was named the Gatorade high school athlete of the year last July, and all these preseason accolade will be followed up with even more player of the year awards barring any injury to Wiggins. Paul George recently called Wiggins “down to earth”, and when that is being said about an athlete ranked at the top of his class you know it is not fake. The former Huntington Prep forward truly does not relish the attention he is given, but loves to shift it onto those around him. That is the quality of a truly great basketball player and also a selfless human being and it will only pay dividends on the court for the Jayhawks. Keep an eye on this young man, because he is poised for greatness.