North Carolina Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams to Watch Andrew Wiggins Wednesday
North Carolina Tar Heels Head coach Roy Williams will watch Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday when Huntington (W.V.) Prep plays University of Charleston JV.
The 6-foot-8 Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013, plans on taking official visits in the spring to Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas. This followed his official visit to Florida State last week. Wiggins does not know his fifth official visit school, but both Syracuse and Ohio State are in the running.
“Andrew’s been pretty open all along that he’s wide open,” Huntington coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv Tuesday. “He’s going to take all of his visits. Right now he knows that four of them are taken — Kansas, Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina. Those are the other three [upcoming visits] that are set. The dates aren’t set. He’s basically committed to those four. I’m not sure on the fifth.”
Wiggins went to Florida State with his parents, and FSU has apparently pitched Wiggins on continuing his father Mitchell’s legacy at the school. Wiggins didn’t reveal much to his coach about his first visit, but the score (a 72-47 loss to Florida) probably didn’t help FSU’s case.
“He didn’t say much,” Fulford said. “He’s not going to give up a whole lot of info. He had fun. Obviously, the game wasn’t a great game to watch.”
North Carolina hopes to pry the nation’s top recruit (after Wiggins reclassified earlier this year) away from FSU and down to Tobacco Road.
“I know people expect a lot from me and want to see certain things when I play, but it’s not really any pressure for me,” Wiggins told the Washington Post. “I guess I like the attention. . . . well, I mean, I don’t mind it. Sometimes it can be a lot. I deal with it, though.”
Wiggins has dealt with all this pressure quite well and it should be exciting to watch him play college ball next year. No matter where he ends up he will make a difference on the court.