UNC Tar Heels Must Land Andrew Wiggins to Compete with Duke

By Dave Daniels

Now that Jabari Parker is a Duke Blue Devil the urgency for the North Carolina Tar Heels to get Andrew Wiggins is at an all time high.

Wiggins’ coach has admitted that since Kentucky landed the Harrison brothers that there is not so much space for Wiggins at Lexington. Some have listed Florida State as the favorite since Wiggins’ father went there, but Wiggins Spring visit to Chapel Hill will be crucial for the future of the Tar Heels program. Jabari Parker is going to standing in their way for at least one year, and there is even some buzz that Parker could end up staying in school for more than one year.

Watching the Tar Heels this year, it is clear that they need Wiggins or a player like him who can hold down the wing. UNC had Harrison Barnes holding it down and hitting shots in crunch time the last two years, but this year it has been clear that Reggie Bullock is good but he’s no Black Falcon.

The Tar Heels team already has plenty of ball handlers and post players to compete in the ACC for years to come, but they are missing that perimeter player who can challenge defenses on the wing. Wiggins is that man, and the Tar Heels would be able to compete with Duke next year if they can land the talented wing. The ACC is also about to become an ultra competitive conference with many Big East teams coming over, and Roy Williams will have to re-double his recruiting efforts in the few years to come.

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