With all the hype and news surrounding Andrew Wiggins, you would think he would be a 2013 recruit. I’m sure you know by know that he’s only a high school junior, and he has seemingly every school in North America wanting his signature on a letter of commitment. With his superior academics, Wiggins could reclassify to the 2013 class and become the #1 player for 2013. Already being the top player in the 2014 class, Wiggins has been called the best non-NBA player in the northern hemisphere. Recent reports have come out indicating that Wiggins wants to open up his recruitment a little more and visit more schools. While Kentucky has been heavily involved and has even reported to be the favorite for Wiggins’ services, Florida State could make a good argument for the young guy. The ‘Noles recently signed Wiggins’ teammate at Huntington Prep (W.VA) Xavier Rayan-Mathies.
With James Young committing to play for the ‘Cats in 2013, more schools began to contact Wiggins because they feel they have more of a chance of landing his services with UK already having Young. North Carolina, Ohio State, Kansas, and Syracuse have been in recent contact since Young’s verbal. Because of his unselfish nature, I don’t believe Wiggins will eliminate the ‘Cats from contention just because they have already landed some Strait-beast talent on the wing. In fact, Kentucky head coach John Calipari was visiting Wiggins at Huntington Prep the day the Harrison twins committed to Kentucky. Obviously, Calipari sees no reason why they can’t all coexist and play together and neither do I. With Wiggins, Young and the Harrison’s, the collection of talent there alone could be the greatest recruiting coup of all time. What would happen if you throw in Julius Randle? What about Aaron Gordon?
I see nothing concerning about a young man wanting to explore and enjoy his recruitment process. The kids love to have fun with these recruiting visits. Going to colleges, games, interacting with players, and seeing the college life is an exciting time for each and every kid that is blessed with the opportunity to do so. If Andrew Wiggins wants to visit every school in the past 5 years that has won a national title, I’d let him. I still believe that he’ll wind up wearing blue and white when things are all said and done. For now, the real questions are if he reclassifies, and who’s going to be wearing the blue and white with him.
If you happen to live in Kentucky, you may have the chance to catch Andrew Wiggins in person! Wiggins and his Huntington Prep (Va.) teammates will be playing against Christian Faith Academy of North Carolina in Georgetown, Kentucky on November 18th. The game will be at 4pm and tickets are $10. You can purchase a ticket by sending a check to:
Scott County High School
P.O. Box 68
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
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