Andrew Wiggins Still Interested in Kansas

Mar 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Wichita State Shockers guard Nick Wiggins (15) shoots against the La Salle Explorers during the first half of the semifinals of the West regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Associated Press’ Dave Skretta had a chat with Nick Wiggins, the brother of number one overall recruit Andrew Wiggins, today at the Final Four media day. Here is are the tweets Skretta sent out after the conversation.



The good news here if you’re a Kansas fan is the Jayhawks are still in the running for Wiggins and some sort of decision is going to come sooner than later. The bad news is Kentucky exists.

While Nick points out the issues Kentucky has had with some of their super classes, it doesn’t mean that will prevent Andrew from choosing Kentucky if he thinks that is the best place for him to develop in to a number one overall draft pick.

Some people will argue Andrew should not be thinking about the draft as he’s destined to be the top overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft according to most pundits. But if Wiggins feels he will have the opportunity to better prepare for the NBA by practicing with nearly nine other future NBA players everyday then Kentucky is probably the best choice for him.

North Carolina and Florida State are the two other schools making a heavy play for Andrew’s services. Nick and Andrew’s parents each attended Florida State and it was thought in December that it was all but decided Andrew would attend FSU next season. This “lock” does not appear to be the case.

The dark horse in the school Nick is currently attending, Wichita State. As crazy as it would seem that the best high school recruit since LeBron James would be playing for the Shockers, it would make total sense if Andrew is looking for a place where he could go and run the show. It may also mean Wichita State won’t have to wait 32 years to return to the Final Four either.

No matter what Wiggins decides the Jayhawks should be fine. Kansas already has the number two ranked recruiting class in the country, though adding a recruit like Wiggins would give them the boost they need to compete with a loaded Kentucky team next season.

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