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Andrew Wiggins didn't go out with a bang after taking just six shots in 34 minutes in a loss to Stanford in the round of 32.
Scouts probably would have rather seen him shoot 3-of-18 than 1-of-6, but credit Stanford's zone defense, which took away Wiggins' offensive looks and strengths.
He had been awesome prior to the Stanford loss, averaging more than 28 points over his previous four games.
He's made significant strides as a scorer from Day 1. We've seen the mid-range game, his three-point range and his unstoppable attack game. Defensively, he's flashed All-NBA defensive potential, while his biggest draft-day challenger, Jabari Parker, might actually pose as a defensive liability.
Wiggins has as good of a shot at going No. 1 as anyone else in the field, with each team that is projected to pick at the top needing a scoring forward or wing.
Don't let that one game against Stanford cloud your long-term projection of Wiggins. He averaged 17 points per game this year without many refined skills. Just imagine what he'll look like when he polishes them up.