Andrew Wiggins makes bold NBA Draft statement

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NBA prospect Andrew Wiggins expects to be the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft next month.

As reported by Zags Blog, the former-Kansas Jayhawks forward told ESPN First Take: "I always put myself No.1 above anybody else. That's just me. I got a lot of confidence in myself."

The consensus second team All-American was one of the most talked about freshman in the country last season as he helped a talented Jayhawks roster to the NCAA Championship tournament.

Although it will be one of the deepest draft classes in recent years this summer, Wiggins is one of the favourites to be taken first overall.

His fellow Jayhawks teammate Joel Embiid and Duke's Jabari Parker are also in contention.

But Wiggins believes he should be the top selection, and there's not many pundits out there who would bet against him. The 6ft 8in 19-year-old wing is a potential lockdown defender with a sweet shooting stroke and incredible athleticism.

The only possible criticism of his game following a year in college is an occasional tendency to go passive through stretches of games.

But he has impressive upside and depending on the fall of the lottery balls tomorrow night, he could become the second Canadian in as many years to go first overall.

He would be looking to make more of an impact than last year's number one pick though, as Anthony Bennett has struggled on the Cleveland Cavaliers roster.

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