Wiggins Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for Third Time
IRVING, Texas – Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is the final Big 12 Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week for the 2013-14 season. The honor is voted on by a media panel which covers the conference and Wiggins is recognized as top newcomer for the third time this season.
Wiggins averaged 25.0 points and six rebounds on 60 percent shooting as the Jayhawks recorded a 1-1 week, defeating Texas Tech before falling at West Virginia. The Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, guard had his top performance in Morgantown as he recorded a career-high 41 points on 12-of-18 (.667) shooting. It was the second-best scoring total in the Big 12 this year and also the second-highest point total in a game by a freshman in Big 12 history. Wiggins’ 41 points was also a Kansas freshman record. He added five steals and four blocked shots against the Mountaineers becoming the only Division I player in the past 15 seasons with at least five steals and four rejections in a 40-point game.
Wiggins’ three Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors in 2013-14 tie for the second most for a Jayhawk in league history. Last season Jayhawk Ben McLemore also had three. Tyshawn Taylor’s four newcomer of the week honors in 2008-09 are the most by a Jayhawk.
Kansas 2013-14 Big 12 Weekly Honorees
Nov. 18 – Perry Ellis (co-player); Andrew Wiggins (newcomer)
Dec. 2 – Joel Embiid (newcomer)
Dec. 23 – Tarik Black (newcomer)
Jan. 13 – Wayne Selden, Jr. (newcomer)
Jan. 20 – Naadir Tharpe (player); Joel Embiid (newcomer)
Jan. 27 – Andrew Wiggins (newcomer)
Feb. 17 – Perry Ellis (co-player)
March 8 – Andrew Wiggins (newcomer)
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