Andrew Wiggins is expect to make his college decision tomorrow afternoon which has the internet abuzz with rumors about where he may be going. Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State are all in play for Wiggins but no one seems to have a real idea about where he will be attending school.
The rumor that has every Kansas fan getting antsy is one from Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio. Jones tweeted this earlier in the evening.
Kansas coaches telling anyone who will listen, they are getting Wiggins. That is why national media floating in that direction
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 13, 2013
Doug Gottlieb immediately responded to refute Jones’ claim.
@kysportsradio that’s not true- Kansas thinks they have a shot- not telling anyone different
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) May 13, 2013
And Jayhawk Talk seems to agree that this would be out of character for Kansas.
Contrary to new twitter report, I have a very hard time believing that Self is telling national media he is getting Wiggins. #kubball
— Jayhawk-Talk.com (@JayhawkTalk) May 13, 2013
But this doesn’t mean Kansas fans aren’t getting excited. Adding fuel to the fire are the predictions from some of ESPN’s recruiting analysts. Of the seven who made predictions, three of them chose Kansas as Wiggins destination. The other four picked Florida State, the school where Wiggins’ parents attended.
The notable absences from ESPN’s picks are Kentucky and North Carolina. One called Kentucky a “far-fetched” as a potential landing spot. One would think that if it is down to Kansas and Florida State then KU’s odds of landing Wiggins are much better than previously thought.
Additionally, two CBS Sports experts think Kansas has a good shot to land Wiggins. Gary Parish mentions on his radio show that while everyone is point to Florida State, he believes Kansas is coming on strong late. Also, Jeff Goodman changed his prediction to Kansas.
I’m changing my prediction for Andrew Wiggins’ destination from FSU to Kansas. No “inside info”, just a hunch based on talking to people.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) May 13, 2013
With this said, most place Florida State as the leader for Wiggins because of his family connection. And, frankly, as long as Wiggins doesn’t go to Kentucky I’ll be okay.
Still, seeing Wiggins at KU would be awesome not just for the region but also for the college basketball landscape which currently lacks a reasonable contender to Kentucky. Tomorrow should be an interesting day for KU.