Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins picked up two more accolades Monday as he was named to the 10-member Wooden All-American Team by the Los Angeles Athletic Club and 2014 Associated Press (AP) All-America Second Team, the AP announced Monday. Joining Wiggins on the AP squad was fellow freshman Joel Embiid, who was named AP All-America Honor Mention.
Wiggins, who declared that he would bypass his final three seasons at KU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft on March 31, set the Kansas freshman single-season scoring record with 597 points, surpassing the 589 points by Ben McLemore set in 2012-13. The 6-8 Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, guard, Wiggins had 11 games of 20 or more points during the 2013-14 season, including a KU freshman record 41 at West Virginia (3/8). Wiggins led Kansas in steals with 41 and tied for the team high in three-pointers made with 43. His 5.9 rebound average was third-best on the team and his 34 blocked shots were second-most for the Jayhawks.
Besides his 597 points, other Kansas freshman season records Wiggins set include: scoring average (17.1), field goals attempted (422), free throws made (176) and free throws attempted (227).
The 2014 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Embiid broke the KU freshman record for blocked shots with 72 and his 2.6 blocked shots per game finished out the conference slate ranked second in the league. Named to the 2014 All-Big 12 Second Team, the 7-0 Yaoundé, Cameroon, center led KU with 8.1 rebounds per game, sixth in the league. Embiid shot 62.6 percent from the field and averaged 11.2 points per game.
Embiid was a two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week - Dec. 2, 2013 and Jan. 20, 2014 - and was named Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week and CBSSports.com National Player of the Week on Jan. 21, 2014 after averaging a double-double with 14.5 points and 10.0 rebounds to go along with 13 blocked shots in KU victories against then-top-10 opponents Iowa State (1/13) and Oklahoma State (1/18). Included was a KU freshman-record eight blocked shots against OSU.
Kansas went 25-10 in 2013-14 and won its 10th-straight, 14th Big 12 and NCAA-leading 57th conference regular-season title with a 14-4 league record.
Wiggins Awards (2013-14) Associated Press All-America Second Team Wooden All-American Team NABC All-America Second Team USBWA All-America Freshman Team Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team NABC All-District 8 First Team USBWA All-America Second Team SI.com All-America Second Team USBWA All-District VI Sporting News All-America Second Team Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (3.9.14) Big 12 Freshman of the Year (Big 12, AP) All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous selection, Big 12, AP) Big 12 All-Newcomer Team Wooden Award Final Ballot (1 of 15) Wayman Tisdale Award Finalist by USBWA (1 of 6) Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist List by USBWA (1 of 15) Naismith Men's College Player of the Year Candidate (1 of 30) Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (1.28.14) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (1.27.14) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (11.18.13)
Embiid Awards (2013-14) Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention USBWA Freshman All-America NABC All-District 8 First Team USBWA All-District VI Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year All-Big 12 Second Team (Big 12, AP) Big 12 All-Defensive Team Big 12 All-Newcomer Team Wayman Tisdale Award Finalist by USBWA Naismith Men's College Player of the Year Award Candidate (1 of 30) Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List by USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (1.21.14) CBSSports.com National Player of the Week (1.20.14) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (1.20.14) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12.2.13)
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