On Tuesday afternoon, 2013 star prospect Andrew Wiggins announced his collegiate decision to the college basketball world — committing to play for Kansas.
Wiggins, an original native of Ontario, Canada, currently attends Huntington Prep (WV) and that’s exactly where the decision came in during a private announcement among family and friends. Wiggins is not one for attention, as he has decided to sign his National Letter of Intent behind closed doors — 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 — although that may be farfetched.
Wiggins’ decision to attend to Kansas certainly doesn’t come as much of a shock, considering they were among the top favorites and late bloomers in his recruitment. It’s a big boost however for head coach Bill Self.
Wiggins will instantly put the Jayhawks in contention for a 10th consecutive Big 12 Conference championship. Despite the losses of a number of quality seniors, point guard Naadir Tharpe and budding power forward Perry Ellis will have the Jayhwaks in the hunt once again. As for Wiggins and his immediate impact — well now the Jayhawks are a legitimate Final Four contender heading into the 2013-14 season.
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