Andrew Wiggins Just Beginning to Realize How Good He Can Be

November 25th, 2014 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

The career-high 29 points were impressive. You had to love the pair of three-pointers, the four steals and only one turnover. 

But the most encouraging stat from Andrew Wiggins' breakout performance against the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 25 was the 22 shots he put up.

Throw in 10 free-throw attempts on top, and it was by far his most aggressive outing of the young season. 

Hopefully the experience led to a realization for Wiggins, who was criticized throughout his college career for passive play (cue the tape from Kansas' 2014 NCAA tournament loss to Stanford, when he finished with six shots and four points in 34 minutes). 

You just get the feeling he's not looking to step on anyone's toes or that he's trying to avoid derision for poor shot selection.

That wasn't the case against the Kings. With Kevin Martin out after breaking his wrist, Wiggins entered attack mode by actively hunting for offense and seeking out scoring opportunities. 

"I don't want to say it was a coming-out party, but I think we saw some things that we expect out of him," coach Flip Saund ...

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