Would the Kansas Jayhawks Be the Right Fit For 2013 Star Recruit Andrew Wiggins?

By Paul Seaver
Mike DiNovo-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.

The Kansas Jayhawks are losing a solid group of seniors, but if we have learned anything from Bill Self over the years it’s to never discount their expectations. Naadir Tharpe returns to anchor the back court, while power forward Perry Ellis could be a star in the waiting during the 2013-14 season. Now, what about the potential addition of Wiggins?

There’s no clear cut favorite — outside of the usual fan base speculation — so who knows where Wiggins will end up. But consider this, he would the guy with expectations of a 10th consecutive Big 12 championship. Wiggins would be a star in Lawrence and instantly put the Jayhawks back within the National Championship spotlight — this of course on the heels of a season in which they earned yet another  No. 1 seed.

Kansas would be a nice fit for Wiggins.


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