Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Wiggins to Announce for NBA Draft at 3 p.m. Monday
Kansas announced a 3 p.m. ET press conference on Monday at which freshman Andrew Wiggins will announce he will enter the NBA Draft.
“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, according to RockChalkblog.com. “I’m sad it’s my last time. But I’ve enjoyed my time here. I couldn’t ask for more.”
The 6-foot-8 guard from Vaughn, Ontario is projected as the No. 1 overall pick by DraftExpress.com after averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds.
He announced before the season began that he planned to spend only one year on campus.
Wiggins said then he hopes to follow fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett in becoming the No. 1 pick, and also that he wanted to win an NCAA championship at Kansas.
“Yeah, if that’s possible if I can, yeah,” he said.
Fellow Kansas freshman Joel Embiid will also reportedly enter the draft, although he has yet to make an official announcement.
Wiggins is seeking to become the first Kansas player taken No. 1 overall since Danny Manning in 1988.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.