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Andrew Wiggins dunks during the McDonald's All-American game.
Kansas coach Bill Self has a history of big men with scoring ability waiting around for their turn.
Cole Aldrich went from averaging 2.8 points as a freshman to 14.9 as a sophomore. Marcus Morris averaged 12.8 as a role player as a sophomore and then 17.2 as the star his junior year. Thomas Robinson backed up the Morris twins, averaging 7.6 as a sophomore, and then led the team at 17.7 points per game as a junior.
Perry Ellis showed the potential as the star-in-waiting big man late last season. Ellis, who averaged only 5.8 points per game as a freshman, scored 23 and 12 in the final two rounds of the Big 12 tournament.
Most would expect Andrew Wiggins to be the leading scorer this season for the Jayhawks, and for good reason. Wiggins is tabbed as the one of the best talents of the past 10 years. But don't sleep on Ellis, who could very well make the KU big-man leap like those before him.