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UNC Basketball Recruiting: Do the Heels Really Have a Chance at Andrew Wiggins?


Andrew Wiggins is perhaps the best prep player since LeBron James.  Yet he is not being recruited at all by any programs other than the Kentucky Wildcats, Florida State Seminoles and North Carolina Tar Heels.  UK and FSU are seen as the favorites for Wiggins’ services, Andrews parents are both FSU alums and UK has been going hard after Wiggins for quite some time now.

His high school coach has insisted that other programs should get involved and that he only hears from the three head coaches of the programs listed above. It was not known whether or not Wiggins had an offer from UNC until recently when his coach confirmed that he did in fact have one, and has for the past year or so.

Although UK and FSU are clearly the favorites, Roy Williams and company were on hand to watch Wiggins on the 13th and remain an option. But do they have a chance? I believe the answer is yes. Just like Kentucky, Duke, NC State and others have a chance at Julius Randle who is favored to come to Carolina. UNC has a good chance at Wiggins if you ask me.

Wiggins is currently apart of the 2014 class but rumors of his reclassification have been around for a long time now. If he stays in the 2014 class, I think UNCs chances increase of landing the superstar. The Heels are deep on the perimeter and will remain so in 2013. Another reason is obvious, if he stays in the 2014 class, that gives Carolina another year to recruit him and convince him that Chapel Hill is the best program for him.

If he stays in 2013 that would mean he would have to join a crowded perimeter group and obviously it would mean that it’s already crunch time in the pursuit of Wiggins and they are obviously behind both UK and FSU as it stands now.

I firmly believe that Roy Williams is the best recruiter in college basketball history. Don’t put anything past him when it comes to putting a great team together. If Wiggins has had an offer for the past year and is considering Carolina, anything can happen.

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  • Drew

    He’ll go to FSU. He doesn’t need any program to turn him into the No. 1 Draft pick so he’ll just do what makes his parents happy, which he has said is a huge factor in his decision. UK and UNC fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

    • Captain Arctic

      Agree that he’s the top pick regardless. I have a hard time seeing him anywhere else but UK.

      • http://twitter.com/UNC_SF49ers Matt Hamm

        same here, I think he goes to UK over FSU but it’s still nice to know UNC is one of the 3 schools still going after him

  • http://twitter.com/KiddPixel I think its Solomon?

    I doubt he goes to UNC. FSU maybe. But in my opinion, since he’s not going to stay more than 1 year (at best) unless he goes to a school with a monster recruiting class, he’s not gonna make a super impact. His coach even said “College would be a waste of time for him.”

    • http://twitter.com/UNC_SF49ers Matt Hamm

      he’s going to make a huge impact my friend.

      • goheels245782930509

        totally agree anyone would love to have him even if it’s just for one yr. Phenominal talent, unlike any iv’e seen in a long time.

      • http://twitter.com/KiddPixel I think its Solomon?

        Well yeah, but that’d be like Jabari Parker going to BYU, It’s a one man team. Not by a long shot am i saying he won’t be great, but i wouldn’t expect anything huge of the team without some backup.