Nation's top prospect finally makes his decision
posted May 14 2013, 12:54PM
posted in NCAAB, News

The most hyped prospect since LeBron James has decided where he will play college basketball next year, according to sources.

Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2013, will officially be taking his talents to Kansas. Wiggins chose the Jayhawks over North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida State.

The announcement came at a small signing ceremony at Wiggins' high school Huntington Prep (West Virginia). An event that included family, friends and only one newspaper reporter, Grant Traylor of the Herald-Dispatch.

The Wiggins sweepstakes have been ongoing for some time now. The Seminoles had been involved the longest with Wiggins, as both of his parents went there. His dad was a basketball star and his mother a track star. His dad went on to make it to the NBA and his mom was an Olympian in track. Florida State was the early favorite to land  Wiggins. Kentucky was also in contention for Wiggins talents, which comes as a surprise to no one, seeing as though every top prospect is linked to the Wildcats and coach John Calipari at some point or another. Had Wiggins choose Kentucky I would have envisioned a perfect season for the Wildcats and yet another National Championship. Kentucky is still my favorite to win it all next year. North Carolina would have also been a solid option for Wiggins. The Tar Heels return the majority of their top players and could definitely have used a talent like Wiggins to put them over the top.

This is a huge score for Kansas head coach Bill Self and a team that was losing all five of last year’s starters. Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey decided to take their talents to the NBA and the Jayhawks will also be without seniors Elijah Johnson, Kevin Young and Travis Releford, so the arrival of Wiggins will be much needed.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins will be teaming up with Naadir Tharpe and Perry Ellis in Lawrence to form a Jayhawk group that will likely be the favorite to come out of the Big 12 next season.

Wiggins is the early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, and will make the Jayhawks a much more dangerous team. Wiggins is the best player the college game has seen since a lanky Kevin Durant played one season at the University of Texas in 2007.

Wiggins has NBA scouts drooling over his athleticism, versatility, shooting ability and most importantly his potential. The Canadian has the game and upside to be one of the best players in the country on both sides of the ball, a quality that few in the collegiate ranks can say.  

Look out basketball fans; the next superstar has arrived.

Kayvon Padidar
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