It’s a great time to be a Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan when seemingly every day, there is a buzz that another top prospect will eventually pick the Kentucky Wildcats as their eventual college home. Let’s add the New York Daily New’s basketball guru Dick Weiss to that list of pundits. Weiss sent out a tweet yesterday. stating that he thought Andrew Wiggins would eventually become a Wildcat:
we’re projecting kentucky for 6-7 rising jr. f andrew wiggins from canada, best talent in his class.
As Weiss stated, Wiggins is a junior, which puts him in the 2014 class. There has been some speculation that he may reclassify into the 2013 class, but as of now that seems unlikely. Adam Zagoria could not resist the possibility of Wiggins in 2013 and tweeted out this tidbit:
I’ll say this after watching
@nikeglobal, if both Andrew Wiggins and James Young wind up at UK in 2013, look out. Those are some bad boys.
Keep in mind that Calipari has been working with the Dominican Republic team much of the summer and has not really been recruiting full blast. Now just imagine what will happen now that Calipari is back on the recruiting trail.
The NBA Summer League was in full swing over the weekend. Let’s take a look at the Wildcat performances from Saturday and Sunday:
- Terrence Jones (vs WAS) 16 points, 5 rebounds
- Daniel Orton (vs MIA) 2 points, 3 rebounds
- Darius Miller (vs Portland) 3 points, 1 rebound
- MKG – DNP Sunday
With the success of UK in the NBA recently and the fact that the NBA Summer League in Orlando was not open for the public, there is an interesting debate. Maybe, just maybe, Lexington should be the home of a NBA Summer League. It’s an interesting concept, and Lexington certainly does have a track record of NBA players working out at Craft during the off season, so in theory, it makes sense. I doubt it would happen, but on some level, this idea makes a lot of sense.