Kansas Jayhawks Forward Andrew Wiggins Focusing on His Play and Not the Hype

By Dave Daniels
Andrew Wiggins High School Basketball: McDonald's All American Games
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins deserves quite a bit of credit for the way he has handled media attention in the last few years, and hope here that he continues that in the future. He is a grounded young man, and he has his parents to thank for that as well as his freaky great athleticism.

Don’t get me wrong. As someone who has interviewed him twice, he is a really, really tough interview but it does not change the fact that I respect the way he deflects attention and designed questions as easily as a basketball above the rim. It is clear from his comments too that he is a very self aware young man as you can see from his wise words below.

“When you first start off being a high-profile athlete for your age, you think about all that stuff, you watch all that stuff,” Wiggins said to USA TODAY Sports. “As you get older and start playing more, you realize that’s just part of the game. That’s just going to happen. Nothing you can do to stop it. I just ignore it. I don’t look at it.”

You can read more of his comments in the article below, which was quite excellent and recommend checking it out.

Wiggins is honing in on what he can control, and we can all a little something from his approach.

Well, folks. For today I’m outie, but catch y’all mother truckers on the flippity-flop.

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