Until somebody can establish themselves as the clear-cut frontrunner to win a National Championship this season, we find it hard to get excited about any NCAA squad more so than the Kansas Jayhawks. Consider it the Mega Prospect Effect thanks to the arrival of Andrew Wiggins. Will the addition of the super freshman improve their college basketball odds?
Currently the Jayhawks sit second on the college basketball futures with 11/2 odds of winning March Madness this season. That trails Kentucky, but no one else. Considering how the Wildcats handled last year’s top dog status, we’re not too worried that the Jayhawks won’t still eventually reveal themselves to be the most entertaining club to keep tabs on over the course of the 2013-14 season.
With a matchup against Duke in just their second game of the season, it shouldn’t take long for Wiggins to become a household name (if he isn’t already). Being tabbed the future first overall NBA draft pick, however, doesn’t necessarily equate to success in the college game, making this year’s NCAA basketball moneyline a particularly tricky one to peg.
Does Wiggins make Kansas a favorite in 2013-14?