01/14/14 12:43 pm EST
In baseball, scouts describe complete prospects as “5 tool” players. In Ames, Iowa Monday night, Kansas freshmen sensation Andrew Wiggins took a step closer to being a complete player. The new skill set he displayed — rebounding.
The 14th ranked Jayhawks escaped Ames with a 77-70 win over 7th ranked Iowa State. The difference in this highly anticipated conference match-up was that the Jayhawks out rebounded Iowa State 53 to 36.
Nineteen of those rebounds came from Wiggins. The mark was one short of the KU freshman record (20, Eric Chenowith vs. Texas A&M, 1/14/98). Wiggins grabbed 12 of those boards in 1st half on his way to posting his second double-double of the season.