Get ready to drool Wildcat fans because apparently Andrew Wiggins is a Kentucky lean according to almost everyone. At least ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan. Of course, with the news coming from ESPN, it comes with the standard John Calipari “one and done” digs but to be honest, I am starting to consider the “one and done” tag a badge of honor rather than an insult. Here is what Brennan had to say when discussing Jabari Parker and Wiggins:
And in case you’re wondering, yes, both players could very well end up playing their one-year college stopovers for John Calipari. Wiggins is assumed by most recruiting analysts to be leaning toward Kentucky; Parker’s list of 10 schools included the Wildcats, but he’s given little indication of his interest to date. Either way, Kentucky fans, you may commence your feverish drooling. Like you haven’t started already.
Snark. Snark. Snark. Let the haters hate, but fact is Wiggins absolutely destroyed Julius Randle in a recent matchup. CBS’s Jeff Goodman had this to say:
Wiggins made Randle look ordinary, as if he was just another Top 100 player. I will confess that I’m a huge Randle fan, but he was outclassed — in every manner.
Now that is worth drooling about.
So when you are John Calipari and you land a top 10 recruit, you get back on the recruiting trail and start working on the next one. When you are Billy Donovan, your wife bakes you a cake and you apparently celebrate the fact you are putting together a solid recruiting class without Bret Bearup funneling you players. Yea, I said it.
The above cake was presented after Chris Walker committed to the Gators over the weekend and I just have a word for all the reptile fans who are saying this is a huge win over John Calipari.
Kentucky never offered Walker. So technically it’s not a huge recruiting win if the guy was not offered a scholarship. But congrats on Walker and Kasey Hill. It will be nice to have someone to press us in the SEC in 2013-14.
So it’s been a day or two without a story on the Harrison Twins? I hear ya. Well, Imagine if you will, Chris Paul and LeBron James on the same team. Or Dwayne Wade and Deron Williams? Well, according to Andrew and Aaron Harrison, the two brothers playing together could be like that as they describe their games:
Aaron, the elder, on Andrew: “He plays like a Deron Williams or Chris Paul—sets up the team, runs the team, tells everybody where to go.”
Andrew, the younger, on Aaron: “It’s hard to compare, but he reminds me a little bit of Dwyane Wade, or maybe even Kobe.”
Commence drooling in case you stopped drooling over Andrew Wiggins.