Quantcast

Andrew Wiggins Named NBA Rookie of the Year - KOAM TV 7

Andrew Wiggins Named NBA Rookie of the Year

Updated:
Press Release KU:

One year removed from rewriting the Kansas men's basketball freshman records book, former KU guard Andrew Wiggins has been named the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of Year, the league announced Thursday.


Historically, the Toronto native is only the second Jayhawk to ever be named NBA Rookie of the Year as he joins KU legend Wilt Chamberlain who earned the accolade in 1959-60.

Kansas' second-ever No. 1 overall NBA Draft selection in 2014, with the other being Danny Manning in 1988, Wiggins was originally taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers and prior to the season was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wiggins averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 39 minutes while playing all 82 games in 2014-15. He won the first four Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards to set the table for his NBA Rookie of the Year honor.

While at Kansas, Wiggins set the KU freshman single-season scoring record with 597 points in 2013-14, making him the second-straight Jayhawk to surpass Manning's record-setting rookie mark in 1985. Former standout guard Ben McLemore broke Manning's scoring record with 589 points in 2012-13 before being selected seventh overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, one of 18 draftees in the head coach Bill Self era at Kansas.
 
The 2014 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Freshman All-America and all-conference first team selection, Wiggins was his own highlight reel as a Jayhawk, including a half-court shot at Baylor (2/4), the game-winning basket at Texas Tech (2/18) and a KU freshman record 41 points at West Virginia (3/8).


On the defensive end, Wiggins led Kansas in steals with 41 and came in second to Joel Embiid on the team with 34 blocked shots. Gifted and athletic, the combo guard pulled down 5.9 rebounds per game as a Jayhawk.
 
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).


  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Rape Charges, Court Documents Received

    Rape Charges, Court Documents Received

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:30:29 GMT

    KOAM and FOX14 receives the Statement of Probable Cause and Complaint on a rape case out of Marionville, Missouri (Lawrence County). On June 6th, 2018, an officer with the Aurora Marionville Police Department was given a case on child endangerment involving 34-year-old Amanda Morton of Mount Vernon and four juveniles. According to documents, the crime happened on May 13th, 2018. Authorities say they got video footage of Morton going into the Casey's General Store on S. Highw...

    More >>

    KOAM and FOX14 receives the Statement of Probable Cause and Complaint on a rape case out of Marionville, Missouri (Lawrence County). On June 6th, 2018, an officer with the Aurora Marionville Police Department was given a case on child endangerment involving 34-year-old Amanda Morton of Mount Vernon and four juveniles. According to documents, the crime happened on May 13th, 2018. Authorities say they got video footage of Morton going into the Casey's General Store on S. Highw...

    More >>
  • Drive-By Shooting: Court Documents Received

    Drive-By Shooting: Court Documents Received

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:33:18 GMT
    Jacob DavisJacob Davis

    KOAM and FOX14 receives the Statement of Probable Cause and Complaint for 17-year-old Jacob Davis. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office has charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed criminal action. According to court documents, on June 14th, 2018 in the area of 407 N. Pearl Ave., Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people. Three of those people knew Davis and identified...

    More >>

    KOAM and FOX14 receives the Statement of Probable Cause and Complaint for 17-year-old Jacob Davis. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office has charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed criminal action. According to court documents, on June 14th, 2018 in the area of 407 N. Pearl Ave., Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people. Three of those people knew Davis and identified...

    More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-20

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:28:56 GMT
    ACLU LAWSUIT The ACLU files a lawsuit against the Kansas Secretary of State.  The suit against Secretary of State Kris Kobach is over a multi-state voter registration database.  The ACLU claims it exposed sensitive information including partial social security numbers from nearly 1000 Kansas voters.  Kobach's office had no immediate comment on the lawsuit. LT. GOVERNOR CHALLENGE The Missouri Democratic party is challenging Governor Parson's authority to select h...More >>
    ACLU LAWSUIT The ACLU files a lawsuit against the Kansas Secretary of State.  The suit against Secretary of State Kris Kobach is over a multi-state voter registration database.  The ACLU claims it exposed sensitive information including partial social security numbers from nearly 1000 Kansas voters.  Kobach's office had no immediate comment on the lawsuit. LT. GOVERNOR CHALLENGE The Missouri Democratic party is challenging Governor Parson's authority to select h...More >>
  • Current Conditions

Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.