Would the Florida State Seminoles Be the Right Fit For 2013 Star Recruit Andrew Wiggins?

By Paul Seaver
Brian Spurlock-USA Today Sports

On Tuesday afternoon, 2013 star prospect Andrew Wiggins will announce his collegiate decision to the world.

Wiggins, an original native of Ontario, Canada, currently attends Huntington Prep (WV) and on Tuesday afternoon he will share his long-awaited decision with the public. Wiggins however, is not one for attention, as he has decided to sign his National Letter of Intent behind closed doors and among close family and friends — instead of the usual press conference.

Wiggins, a 6-foot-7 small forward, has long been rumored as the top target within the high school ranks. Wiggins was an original member of the class of 2014, but even despite his decision to re-classifying to 2013, he remained the top recruit in the nation. Wiggins has even drawn some comparisons to LeBron James — in which he is the most notable prospects since the King declared for the NBA Draft in 2003.

Surprising or not, the Florida State Seminoles are amongst the finalists of Wiggins’ future services next season. Given all of his hype, it’s clear that Wiggins is not a “program-building” type of recruit — he’s a one and done, but don’t think for a second tha Florida State wouldn’t want him. Mitchell Wiggins — the father of Andrew — was a former Seminole in his own right, a key connection that has kept head coach Leonard Hamilton in the running.

For a player who only wants to play basketball, Florida State might be the perfect fit for Wiggins. The Seminoles are losing senior guard Michael Snaer, but they would have some solid pieces around Wiggins in 2013-14. Florida State could very well jump into the top 20, maybe even the top 15 with Wiggins’ commitment.

The offense would run through Wiggins on almost every possession and he would instantly be the guy on the Seminoles’ campus. It’s an ideal fit, with less pressure and the freedom to simply play basketball and create something special in Tallahassee.


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