Andrew Wiggins Should Not Play For Kentucky Wildcats

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Andrew Wiggins has still yet to decide where he will be playing college basketball next season. However, he should not play for the Kentucky Wildcats.

If Wiggins does go to Kentucky, he will likely be an instant starter, but he will also be playing with a very talented group, which includes quite possibly the best recruiting class since…ever.

Already joining the team next season, includes five 5-stars and one 4-star. How John Calipari pulled that off is beyond me. Not to mention, Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer will all be back on the team. Every single one of these players would likely start for any team in college basketball.

Unfortunately, Kentucky is jammed packed with talent and players are going to lose minutes. This much talent could easily result in a national championship. If that is what Wiggins is after, then so be it. However, he will likely be a one-and-done player, so he should make as big of an impact as he can possibly make, playing for a different school, where he would get at least 30 minutes of playing time per game.

Who knows how Calipari is going to use all of this talent, but not everyone can be on the court at the same time.

Wiggins can play for any team that he wants to, so why not play for a team where he will be the clear star? He is good enough to make whatever team he plays for a contender, so it is not like he would be missing out on the NCAA Tournament or anything like that. However, making the dance is not a guarantee for any team until it actually happens. Just look at Kentucky this past season.

Wiggins would be the most talented player on Kentucky, but there is a chance that he would have to put his personal talents aside to help the Wildcats out as a team, which will be the case for this entire Kentucky team with or without Wiggins.

 

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