When Andrew Wiggins announced he was going to Kansas over the likes of Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina last month, Jayhawk fans rejoiced. After all, the 6-7 wing out of Canada by way of Huntington (W.Va.) Prep is the No. 1 player in the Class of 2013 and the most highly-touted high school prospect in the country since a certain teenager from Akron, OH entered the 2003 NBA draft. And if what he did Wednesday is any indication, KU supporters have reason to be excited.
While playing in a scrimmage involving current and former Jayhawks, Wiggins threw down a nasty one-handed dunk 13 seconds into the game. Cole Aldrich of the Sacramento Kings simply backed away from the phenom as he defied gravity. The slam drew a raucous reaction from the crowd. "It felt good," said Wiggins. "I let loose of all my nerves. It was good after that dunk." Yes, the 2013-14 Kansas men's basketball season will be fun to watch.
Moving to baseball, another budding superstar had a roller coaster ride of a day in The Bronx. Yasiel Puig struck out looking in the first half of a day-night doubleheader as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 6-4 to the New York Yankees. But Puig launched a solo shot to right in the nightcap as L.A. shut out the Pinstripes 6-0.
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