Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins added another piece of hardware to his already successful rookie season when the Sporting News named him to its All-America Second Team. Iowa State senior DeAndre Kane was selected to the All-America Third Team by the outlet.
Wiggins scored a Kansas freshman record 41 points at West Virginia in KU’s regular-season finale on March 8. The Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, guard leads Kansas with a 16.8-point scoring average, the best among Big 12 freshmen and eighth overall in the conference. He was an All-Big 12 First Team choice and was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Kane has been a stat-sheet stuffer for the Cyclones, averaging 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists after transferring from Marshall this season. Kane has scored 20 or more points in 13 games, including a stellar performance against Baylor early in the conference season in which he had 30 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals. At the conclusion of the regular season, Kane was chosen as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
The Big 12 has had 39 student-athletes named to Sporting News All-America Teams since the conference began play in 1996-97, including multiple selections each of the past eight years.