Post-Game Awards: TCU

Beware of the Blog’s Player of the Game is Andrew Wiggins. After a couple of ho-hum offensive nights, Wiggins exploded for 27 points (his career high as a Jayhawk). He did so in just 31 minutes as most of the starters go some rest in this one to let the bench get more reps. Wiggins shot 61.5% from the floor going 8-for-13 which was a team best for any player that shot more than 4 shots. In the first half his jumper looked as smooth and confident as I have ever seen it. Wiggins is still a streaky shooter who will go through some slumps. Let’s hope that he is about to go on a long positive streak. He also added five rebounds and five assists to three turnovers. This was a night when all of the starters played well at the same time, aside from Perry offensively where he missed a few too many layups. Thats why KU ran out to it’s lead and a 53-point first half. But it was Wiggins who keyed the whole thing.

Current Standings:

  • 1. Andrew Wiggins (6)
  • 2. Perry Ellis (4)
  • T-3. Joel Embiid (2)
  • T-3. Frank Mason (2)
  • T-3. Wayne Selden (2)
  • T-3. Naadir Tharpe (2)
  • T-4. Tarik Black (1)

You let the whole team down Perry Ellis. It’s always hard to pick on somebody in the midst of a decisive victory, but I will go with Perry Ellis here for the fact that he just missed a bunch of layups. Maybe it is just TCU, because he played the same way last year in Ft. Worth. Whatever it is, he needs to snap out of it. Perry is hugely improved this year, but sometimes we still see flashes of the guy who bails out against contact and sees his close range shots rim out. Those close looks come from good execution, and you can’t blow it for the team by missing them. Perry went 2 for 8 in this game, with a turnover. Clean it up.