Kentucky or Florida State the Leader for Andrew Wiggins?


Many recently have thought that the #1 player in the class of 2013, Andrew Wiggins, has his parents’ alma mater as his leader.

Florida State, the same school Wiggins Huntington Prep teammate Xavier Rathan-Mayes has signed with, would definitely keep him out of the spotlight, which was mentioned by his host parent that was something they didn’t think he enjoyed.

Well, Jerry Meyer of 24/7 Sports still thinks Kentucky is the leader.

Andrew Wiggins

(No. 1 247Sports/ No. 1 247Composite ranking)
6-8, 200-pounds, Huntington (W.V.) Prep
Schools involved: Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina

Wiggins, the consensus number one ranked prospect, officially visited Florida State in December, and there has been plenty of talk that FSU is the leader in his recruitment. The opinion here, however, is that Kentucky has been and still is the clubhouse leader. Wiggins has unofficially visited Kentucky more than once and will likely officially visit Kentucky after the season. North Carolina has made a late push for Wiggins and he is expected to officially visit. Kansas might also get a visit.

We won’t know until the Spring signing period, but that time is fastly approaching, and will be exciting to see who wins out in the end.

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Scott Anderson
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    There are legit reasons that FSU could be the leader and eventual winner of the Wiggins sweepstakes. I think KY has a great chance to get him but I think the spotlight at UK may be too bright for this quiet and unassuming young man. I mentioned this on another sight and was chewed up by the radical pdifferent from the normal ortion of the UK fan base. This kid is different from the normal HS star recruit and doesnt seek or particulary like the attention unlike a lot of the highly recruited talent coming out of HS. There are plenty of reasons why he would fit in perfectly at UK but the spotlight is overwhelming at UK and wouldnt be nearly as bright at FSU. I hope he chooses KY of course and I think he may but FSU is also a player with this kid.

    • David L

      You are right. But if he wants to be an NBA star, which I’m sure is his dream, it would be good for him to learn through the UK scene. He can’t be the best and hide from the spotlight anywhere.

  • Jeff Gales

    hes in the spotlight everytime he plays in HS !!! why would he think it will change at any college he goes too???? your still the #1 player and you will always be watched by the media where ever you are !!! so you choose to come to KY where i think you could win a championship and be part of something special !!!!