The build up has been intense and fans around the college basketball world have been on edge for months regarding the decision of Andrew Wiggins. The wait is over as the #1 player in the class of 2013 has committed to the Kansas Jayhawks.
Kansas became a dark horse pick for Wiggins over the last 48 hours or so. Most pundits placed Florida State and Kentucky tied at the top with Kansas third and North Carolina as a distant fourth. The Kansas coaching staff had been telling people that Wiggins was theirs to lose and it turns out that Bill Self w and his staff were correct.
What does this mean for the Kentucky Wildcats? Nothing in the long run. The ‘Cats will still have the #1 recruiting class in the country and will most likely have the #1 team in the preseason. They have the #1 point guard, the #1 shooting guard, the #1 power forward and the #1 center in the class. Don’t cry for me, Argentina.
Wiggins will join fellow five-star freshmen Joel Embiid and Wayne Seldon in what will probably the #2 ranked recruiting class of 2013. Kansas’ national championship aspirations just took a huge boost from a recruit like Wiggins.
Make no mistake about it, Wiggins is the real.
But Alex Poythress and James Young don’t have to worry about playing time at the three spot. Again, Kentucky will be just fine without Wiggins, he was icing on the cake.
Good luck to Andrew Wiggins in the future.