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Kansas freshman Wiggins taking on mythic status

Friday - 6/28/2013, 4:31pm  ET

FILE - In this April 3, 2013, file photo, Andrew Wiggins looks up during the first half of the McDonald's All-American boys basketball game in Chicago. The most decorated recruit to arrive at Kansas in decades has already set the Internet ablaze with video of his dunk over NBA center Cole Aldrich in a camp workout. Andrew Wiggins seems certain to be the No. 1 pick in next year's draft. He also knows he hasn't accomplished anything yet. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Andrew Wiggins is already on campus at Kansas. He's already turning heads, too.

The most highly decorated recruit to arrive at the school in decades set message boards ablaze last week when video surfaced of his dunk over NBA center Cole Aldrich. It happened in a game involving current and former players during coach Bill Self's basketball camp.

Self has said that professional autograph seekers have already descended upon Lawrence to snag photos and autographs from Wiggins, and acknowledged the attention that accompanies him is unprecedented.

But Self also admits that the 6-foot-7 forward has the kind of rare athletic ability to make almost impossible expectations appear to be achievable.

Wiggins will have a chance to prove it starting in four short months.


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