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I'm not LeBron James, says Wiggins

Wiggins likes Thunder's Durant (©GettyImages)
Wiggins likes Thunder's Durant (©GettyImages).

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins has rejected comparisons with Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, according to NBC Sports.

Widely regarded as the best college basketball prospect in the country, Wiggins has drawn comparisons with James for his dominant play at youth level.

But Wiggins prefers the game of Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.

In an interview with GQ, Wiggins said: "Aw, it’s not fair to even say my name in the same sentence as his [LeBron James].

“I haven’t even played one game of college ball.

And when he was asked if there was an NBA player he liked to compare himself to, Wiggins said: “I like Kevin Durant’s game! Ain’t nothing he can’t do. Shoot. Has a handle. Plays D. Scores at will. Durant, man! Has that killer instinct.”

Durant is one of, if not the, best scorer in the NBA. He spent one season in the Big 12 with Texas University, the same division Wiggins will play in with Kansas, and averaged 25.8 points, 11 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.

Wiggins was heavily recruited out of Canada - North Carolina and Kentucky were interested - but he signed with Bill Self's decorated Kansas program.

The Jayhawks are one of the giants of the college basketball world, and many believe Wiggins will make the jump to the NBA after just one season in the NCAA.

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