Would the Kentucky Wildcats 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.

Either way, one of the schools on Wiggins’ radar is none other than the Kentucky Wildcats and that should come as no surprise as head coach John Calipari continues to be in the mix for nearly every top prospect. The Wildcats are one of four finalists, but would they be a good fit for Wiggins?

Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class is absolutely stacked and it very well could be the best of all-time. Wiggins would certainly give another boost to next year’s incoming group, but is it worth it? Kentucky will be the No. 1 overall team in the nation next season and that’s regardless of whether or not Wiggins commits.

If Wiggins want to be apart of something special — Kentucky should be destination and he obviously wouldn’t have to worry about losing playing time — this is the top guy since LeBron, remember? However, if Wiggins wants to carve his own path, maybe he should look elsewhere.

With the clutter of budding talent that Kentucky will feature next season, the push for a National Championship in 2014 would be intriguing, but the fit just isn’t there. Wiggins just wants to play basketball, he doesn’t need an abundance of attention to prove his worth and overall ability.


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