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Stat: Shooting 57 percent in 20-point games
When Andrew Wiggins enjoys a high-scoring game, it doesn't come at a steep price.
Early in the season, we lamented Kansas' highly-anticipated freshman for being too passive, and perhaps he was (and still is) not as assertive as we hoped. But Jack Winter of Hardwood Paroxysm said we should appreciate the ease with which he gets many of his baskets and how economical he is most of the time:
The knock on Wiggins this season is that he has a tendency to be passive or "get lost." But letting offense come to him and keeping his teammates involved while playing winning basketball are luxuries...
Last week, he set a new career high against TCU and then broke it against Iowa State. He only took 13 shots to score 27 against the Horned Frogs, and just 16 shots to drop 29 on the Cyclones.
He doesn't force too many bad outside shots, only taking in-rhythm, balanced jumpers. His mid-range game has also improved a bit, and he's drawing more contact lately.
On several occasions, Wiggins has shown how productive he can be with a small handful of perimeter attempts and creases to the bucket. While he's far from an NBA-ready scoring powerhouse, he's going to play within the flow of the game and utilize the chances that come his way.
Dan O'Brien covers the NBA Draft for Bleacher Report.
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