The Andrew Wiggins recruiting saga is almost over, folks. On Sunday night, Wiggins’ high school coach Rob Fulford announced that the decision will finally be made on Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. EST as to where the most heralded recruit since Lebron James will take the next step in his basketball career.
Now, in what some might call an interesting twist to this announcement, it’s been made known that Wiggins will simply just sign the commitment papers for the program which he chooses — no public televised press conference will be held. In today’s highly-publicized recruiting world, this was seen as a bit of a surprise to some.
As it stands right now, and has been speculated by many, Wiggins’ college choices have been narrowed down to Florida State, the Kentucky, the North Carolina, and the Kansas. Depending on whom you pay attention to on social media networks, any one of these schools can be the front-runner at the moment for the Huntington Prep senior’s hoop services.
It has been a long, drawn-out, and highly scrutinized process from day one. Wiggins himself has unintentionally made it that way by keeping the brunt of this process to himself. However, that’s no fault of his own as the impatient actions of the supporters of the potential landing spots have made this decision more stressful than it actually needed to be.
From a personal standpoint, I was highly relieved to see that there will be no presser. The public spectacle that others have made this process will not culminate in Wiggins being plastered on the TV with flashbulbs in his face as he picks up a $20 hat to announce where he will partake in his next session of academic and athletic growth.
Instead, Wiggins is going to finish this on his own terms — just as he has taken this process from the beginning.