Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins isn’t just a rising star. There’s a mystique around the 18-year-old from Toronto with the hops, mix tapes and world-wide following, already on the radar screen of the commercial interests seeking the next big thing–perhaps in the guise of a “Canadian LeBron!”–expected to enter the NBA draft in June and, at least until his college career began, to go No. 1.

Despite rising skepticism, Wiggins and Duke’s Jabari Parker still top most mock drafts. Wiggins remains No. 1 in the most visible ranking, ESPN maven Chad Ford’s Top 100. That leaves Andrew’s unlined face, as much as anyone’s, on the eagerly-awaited Class of 2014 that has prompted half the NBA teams to rebuild or, as it’s more commonly known, tank.

This just in: Wiggins is slipping out of contention for No. 1-2. The NBA guys I talk to say that will be Parker and Kansas seven-footer Joel Embiid. At No. 3, Wiggins has yet to separate himself from Kentucky power forward Julius Randle, Australian point guard Dante Exum and, depending on whom you talk to, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon.

So Wiggins, whose fame in high school far exceeded Kevin Durant’s at Montrose Christian (it’s in Rockville, Md., if you haven’t heard of it) could miss the top two… or three… or more?