Kentucky Wildcats Miss Out on 2013 Star Recruit Andrew Wiggins, But There Are No Worries

By Paul Seaver
Kim Klement-USA Today Sports

In what could certainly be described as shocking — the Kentucky Wildcats have not landed the top recruit in the country.

Nope, 2013 star prospect Andrew Wiggins is heading to Kansas next year where he will play for head coachBill Self. While Kentucky fans and Big Blue Nation as a whole can certainly be disappointed that their efforts to add Wiggins were not completed, it shouldn’t last too long.

While Wiggins will not don a Wildcats’ uniform, the talent that will is still pretty immense. From Julius Randle to both Andrew and Aaron Harrison, head coach John Calipari still has a recruiting class that could be the best of all-time. Randle and the Harrison twins are all individually ranked within the top ten nationally. Oh and if you’re not impressed by that, toss Dakari Johnson and James Young into that equation because they are also top ten prospects. Yes, that’s five of the top ten from within the class of 2013 and there are others that are also heading to Lexington behind them.

While Wiggins — the number one overall prospect — would’ve certainly taken the Wildcats’ class and expectations to another level, Kentucky’s path to a National Championship is still at the forefront. The Wildcats will very likely feature the nation’s No. 1 overall team when the season begins in November of 2013, so don’t fret for a second Kentucky fans, everything is just fine even with Wiggins going to Kansas.

And while Kansas may have edged Kentucky in the race for Wiggins, remember that the Wildcats edged the Jayhawks in 2012 for a National Championship.


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