Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Andrew Wiggins and Preview of 2013-14 Season

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The wait is finally over for Andrew Wiggins’ announcement for his college of choice. Yesterday, Wiggins picked the Kansas Jayhawks over Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State. However, with Wiggins picking Kansas over Kentucky, how will that effect the chances of the Cats having a national championship season or the possibility of an undefeated season? That depends on how the group gels together as an effective unit.

With or without Wiggins, the 2013-14 Cats are still extremely talented, but very young. However, let’s not forget about the 2011-12 team that was very young, but also very talented that went on to win a national title. This group of Cats could potentially do the same thing as long as they gel together like the 2011-12 team did. Therefore, even though Wiggins did not commit to the Cats, I personally believe that the Cats are fine based solely on the incoming talent, not to mention the returning players.

To win a national title, in the words of Coach Cal, “they have to be their brother’s keeper.” Meaning, they have to be there for one another and share the responsibility. Last year, we did not see that as much as the 2011-12 national title team. However, this year’s team looks to be different because of the talent level and the fact that most of the players have already gotten acquainted with each other. They have also played with each other in AAU games, and the McDonald’s All-American game, the Jordan Brand Classic, and the Nike Hoops Summit.

Needless to say there is still plenty to look forward to next season for the Cats. So far, if everything holds (which it should), Kentucky is the projected preseason number 1 team for the 2013-14 season, has the number 1 recruiting class and many argue it is the best of all-time, plus the return of Poythress, Cauley-Stein and Wiltjer.

Be sure to check out the Wildcat Blue Nation twitter page @WildcatBlueNatn for the latest in Kentucky news, such as recruiting, scores, previews, updates on past players and more.

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