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Andrew Wiggins expected to be in Lawrence this week

Frosh sensation won’t be playing summer ball for Canada

June 8, 2013


Kansas University freshman basketball player Andrew Wiggins will arrive for summer school early this week, coach Bill Self said at Saturday’s Basketball Boogie at Abe & Jakes.

Wiggins, 6-7 from Toronto, has decided to not play for his country in international competition this summer, thus will be joining his new teammates today, Monday or Tuesday.

That decision was first revealed at the Basketball Canada Website on Saturday.

Rowan Barrett, executive vice-president and assistant general manager of Canada Basketball's Senior Men's program, commented that on the Website that, “at 18 years old, Andrew has a long basketball career ahead of him. Andrew’s decision to prepare himself this summer for the upcoming season is a decision we acknowledge. Our team will miss Andrew this summer, but we remain focused on Andrew's long-term development and our organizational goals for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and beyond.”


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