Kentucky Wildcats Not Landing Andrew Wiggins Won't Hurt the Team

By Trevor Lowry
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats did not win the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes, but so what. The Wildcats will still have a chance to be ranked No. 1 in the nation to enter the season and they will have one of the most talented teams in college basketball.

Kentucky is bringing in arguably the best recruiting class of all time. It would have been crazy if the team landed Wiggins, but the Wildcats already have five 5-stars, one 4-star and two 3-stars joining the team, according to ESPN. That is enough talent right there to win a national championship.

Too bad that is not all that Kentucky will have next season. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kyle Wiltjer and Alex Poythress will all be back as well.

Sure, Kentucky entered last season with a lot of hype, but John Calipari did mention his team not being as good as everyone thought it would be. The 2013-14 college basketball season will not be the same case. This team has too much talent not to compete for a national title. I mean at the very least, Calipari will lead his team to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

So while many people would have liked Wiggins to play for the Wildcats, it really will not hurt Kentucky at all. This is already going to be a really crowded team and in no way is that a bad thing.

Who knows if this Kentucky team will be as good as the Anthony Davis led team, but on paper it would appear so, even without Wiggins.


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