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Is Andrew Wiggins Leaning Towards Kentucky After Reportedly Canceling Three In-Home Visits?

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The elite prospect in the class of 2013 is none other than Andrew Wiggins.

That’s been known for a little while now after the Canadian superstar made the decision to reclassify to the senior group from 2014. Now, with the month of April nearing a close, college basketball fans are well aware of the fact that Wiggins is nearing a decision. After multiple reports and continued speculation have hinted at the fact that Wiggins remains undecided for next season, one move may quickly be changing that.

According to Jeff Goodman of, Wiggins has made an unexpected decision to cancel three in-home visits. The most peculiar of the schools that were not mentioned is none other than Kentucky.

The Wildcats and head coach John Calipari have the top recruiting class in the country heading into next year and their pledges for the 2013-14 season already equal National Championship hype. Now the rumors can begin to swirl even more with Goodman’s report, as Wiggins would undoubtedly take Kentucky to an unforeseen level.

With Wiggins’ decision to cancel visits with Kansas, North Carolina, and Florida State, the door may be wide open for the Wildcats to scoop him up. The 6-foot-7 wing is an original native of Ontario, but he currently attends Huntington Prep (WV). If Kentucky lands a commitment from Wiggins, they would have five of the top seven projected talents in the class, six of the top 11 and seven of the top 18.

Let’s be serious though, Wiggins just finished leading Team World to a victory in the Nike Hoop Summit, this could simply mean nothing. At this point, Wiggins knows what the school have to offer him and he could simply be relaxing and taking a step back from his recruitment.

Kentucky could potentially win the services of Wiggins, but there’s no doubt that this could simply mean nothing.


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