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Kansas was initially considered a longshot to receive a commitment from Andrew Wiggins, even internally.
Wiggins visited the campus for Senior Night on March 4, where the Jayhawks also honored likely one-and-done redshirt freshman Ben McLemore.
“We always thought that our sell to him was, ‘You could step right in here and fill in and do exactly what Ben was doing last year, at even a different level,’” Kurtis Townsend said. “I think it was a pretty good sell for him.”
Bill Self thought Wiggins' visit improved their odds in landing him.
“After he left here, I felt like we were in the game and had a shot,” Self said.
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Last Tuesday high school hoops phenom Andrew Wiggins shocked the nation when he announced that he was going to attend Kansas over heavy favorites Florida State, and Kentucky.
The normally quiet Wiggins doesn’t conduct himself with much fanfare, so his announcement wasn’t huge or most importantly, nationally televised.
The story of Kansas being able to nab Wiggins is incredible...
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in the last three years Tuesday, securing the right to select the No. 1 pick on June 27. Most analysts say Kentucky center Nerlens Noel and Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore are the top prospects for the NBA draft.
Odds prior to announcement:
And, here is the entire first round:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers...