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KU’s Andrew Wiggins featured in latest issue of GQ

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 8:44 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 4:04 p.m.

— This might be a first.

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is featured in the latest issue of GQ, the popular magazine that specializes in covering fashion, style and pop culture for men. The issue is on newsstands.

For Wiggins, a highly regarded freshman who has already appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated before his first game, it’s a break into the national consciousness … beyond sports.

Not that Wiggins has appeared much interested in the wild amount of attention lavished on him since his arrival at KU.

“Andrew will learn to roll with it,” KU coach Bill Self said on Tuesday during Big 12 media day. “That goes with the territory, all the great ones have to deal with that.”

The GQ story features a photo spread of Wiggins — one features him in his home KU jersey, while another shows him shirtless, hanging from a basketball rim in one of KU’s practice facilities.

The headline: “And the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft is…”

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/rustindodd.

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