A once-in-generation talent, Andrew Wiggins has Kansas fans in frenzy

Tuesday November 12th, 2013
Andrew Wiggins arrived at Kansas with outsized talent and even bigger expectations.
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Wiggins' arrival has created sky-high expectations for an already hungry fan base.
Like Wilt Chamberlain and Danny Manning before him, Wiggins is a once-in-a-generation recruit.
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To serious fans, this was an absurd question. Two partners at Yarnell's firm who are KU boosters had a huge laugh when they heard about it. But for Wiggins, who participated in this whole exchange without even offering his last name, was it any more absurd than being asked, before he has even made a basket at Kansas, if he can live up to the label of Best Since LeBron? Wiggins liked Yarnell's last question because it had nothing to do with hype or draft stock or the legacies of Wilt and Manning. The No. 1-ranked freshman in college basketball broke into what Yarnell describes as a beautiful grin, and then assured her, "I'll get to play."

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