Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins quickly shut up the rowdy fans in Indiana Tuesday night, as he posted a game-high 18 points in a 103-90 loss to the Pacers.
The top overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft showcased all facets of his game on both ends of the floor.
Per the Star Tribune:
It didn’t take those usually knowledgeable Indiana basketball fans long — mere minutes — before they directed “Overrated!” chants toward Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins during Tuesday’s preseason opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
On a night when the Wolves sat two likely starters as well as two other rotation players, Wiggins stepped up with a 32-minute, 18-point, three-block performance that provided a glimpse of the franchise’s newfound future, particularly when he shared the floor late in a lost game with fellow youngsters Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad, Glenn Robinson III and Gorgui Dieng.
“That’s part of the game,” Wiggins said of chants he claimed not to hear so much. “People are going to talk. You’re going to have people who love you, people who hate it. Playing college ball at KU [Kansas University], going to K-State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, all the fans get on you. I’m used to it.”