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The Reason Everyone Wants Andrew Wiggins
by B Daht,posted Apr 17 2013 6:20AM
The most heralded recruit, maybe since LBJ, is Andrew Wiggins.
He's 6'8, and can play the 2(SG), 3(SF) or 4(PF).
His Final 4 choices are:
1. Florida State University: His mother ran Track there and his Father is the All Time Leading Scorer in Basketball. Problem? FSU ain't competing for a Championship. If you're going to play ONLY ONE YEAR of Collegiate Hoops, might as well play for a team making a run to Arlington Texas next year for the NCAA Championship in Cowboys Stadium.
2. Kansas: They've just lost Ben McLemore to the 2013 NBA Draft, so, they could use a Superstar. They 3 games for competing in another National Championship, and i'm sure Coach Bill Self will use that in his final pitch, when he see's Andrew Wiggins on April 23rd.
3. Kentucky: The Wildcats have 6 McDonald's All Americans coming in, and boast "The #1 Recruiting Class of 2013". This may be their downfall though. Going to Kentucky, with so many high caliber players, it's not 100% that Andrew Wiggins would be the "Go-To Guy"; too many ego's.
And then, there stands Us.... UNC: We just lost Reggie Bullock, our sharp-shooter, to the 2013 NBA Draft. He would come in and be an immediate impact player, in essence, our "Go-To Guy". It would allow Reggie to play the 2, Paige at the 1, Wiggs at the 3, JMM at the 4, and Joel James at the 5 (as it stands now, or Hubert, or Brice... eh.)
Another advantage UNC has? Jabari Parker. Where Andrew Wiggins is the #1 Overall Recruit in the Class of 2013, Jabari Parker is #2. Jabari and Andrew are good friends and it's well-known that Jabari will be a Duke Blue Devil next Season.
Therefore, I think his 2 choices are: UNC and Kansas, and where he can compete for a NAtional Championship with either team, he can only play against his Best Friend, twice, with one.
Here's a look at why Andrew Wiggins is so highly recruited: