Andrew Wiggins will meet with the media on Monday at 2 PM CT to announce he’s turning pro. Wiggins will address the media with Bill Self.
“I wish I had more time to stay here and do my thing and just be with the team and the coaches and all these wonderful fans,” Wiggins said following Kansas’ loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament last week. “I’m sad it’s my last time. But I’ve enjoyed my time here. I couldn’t ask for more.”
The decision doesn’t come as a surprise as Wiggins made his intentions known very early on and he’s a projected as a top three pick in every single mock draft and he could go as high as the No. 1 overall pick.
Wiggins finished the season with a 17.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game average in his lone season in the NCAA. He’s the all-time leading freshman scorer with 597 points. Wiggins was an unanimous All-Big 12 first-team member and picked up numerous All-American honors, including second-team All-American by the NABC.
Wiggins is the third one and done in Kansas history. Wiggins joins Josh Selby (2011, Round 2, Pick 49) and Xavier Henry (2010, Round 1, Pick 12) as the other one and done’s. Joel Embiid could join Wiggins in this year’s draft but has yet to make a decision.
Wiggins looks to become the highest drafted Jayhawk since Danny Manning was drafted No. 1 overall in 1988 and the first top five pick since Thomas Robinson in 2012.