UNC Basketball Recruiting: Andrew Wiggins Once Again Insists UK/FSU not the Favorites, Talks UNC Visit

Andrew Wiggins the top prospect in the 2013 class has once again came out and insisted that despite the chatter, Kentucky and Florida State are not in the lead for his services.

Wiggins reclassified from the 2014 class and immediately claimed the top spot in the class rankings from Jabari Parker and is the last uncommitted prospect with an offer from North Carolina.

“Uh, peoples’ opinion,” he said. “People just want to get their two cents in, but I don’t really pay a lot of attention to it. I havent discussed anything with my parents about who I am really, really interested in.” Zags Blog

Wiggins also stated that he will visit Chapel Hill sometime in the spring, the prospect has a visit next week with FSU.

“UNC is so much like Kentucky,” Wiggins said. “They are saying they want me, they are interested in me. That’s such a big-time school. Legends played there like [Michael] Jordan.” Zags Blog

Wiggins pointed to the weather as to why he will wait on the UNC visit.

“In the spring when it gets a little bit warmer,” he said. Zags Blog

Wiggins will be a perfect fit anywhere he chooses to go and will likely be a national player of the year candidate his freshman season.  I view him as the top prep player since LeBron James and the type of player who could have a Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Durant type of impact in what likely will be his only year in college.

Roy Williams has been to Huntington to watch Wiggins workout and according to his coach has had an offer from UNC for over a year.  Although many point to the recruiting success of Kentucky coach Jon Calipari as a reason he will go to UK along with the potential of him making their 2013 class the best of all time, I don’t see it happening.  With the commitments of the Harrison twins and James Young, Kentucky is already stacked on the perimeter and I see Wiggins going somewhere he feels he is more needed.

Anyone watching UNC this year knows that the Tar Heels need someone who can create their own offense and do it all on the perimeter.  FSU will be a strong contender to the end due to his parents connection with the University and the fact that he would have a chance to be the best player in that programs history.

Wiggins head coach stated that Andrew will take at least four visits to different programs including Kentucky, Kansas, Florida State and North Carolina.

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  • Souvanh

    I have a feeling that wiggins is UNC to lose! Imagine our lineup with wiggins in it! Johnson , mcadoo ( cause he will stay ) wiggins, Hairston and Paige! That is a final four team, especially with the deep bench we would have! I see the same scenario the way we got Barnes! Roy will recruit wiggins harder than any other coach! He knows how to make up ground in the recruiting world and close the deal! C’mon Roy get it done and let wiggins help you get that 3rd ring! GOHEELS!

  • Dereck

    no disrepect but the person saying Mcadoo will stay is speaking as a wishful fan lol..if he stays i will buy a Duke uniform and wear it during UNC games lol…If Wiggins would have stayed in the class of 2014 I would feel better about getting him but he sees how Roy is just like other elite guys. It takes a miracle for him to actually start the 5 best players at each position no matter their classification. Unless Bullock and PJ leave why would Wiggins come here? This guy will start from day 1 period. but not a guarentee with ol Roy right? By 2014 the wing spot would be way more wide open to get Wiggins but for now I can’t see it from a bball stand point him choosing UNC.

  • trutarheelfan

    I don’t know I think that because of his size the dude is 6-8 and and skill set he could be a stretch four but we are missing the big picture remember brandon wright? he didn’t start… Remember marvin williams… yeah he didn’t start either… and both of them were very high lottery picks. so I think that UNC is in this thing and I think that they have a better chance than alot of people think. I mean he mentioned UNC by name and said he wanted them to recruit him. Also the Harrison twins whether he admits it or not will have an impact on him. I think it comes down to FSU and UNC. I think he is UNC’s to lose as well. By the way your starting five is off. Hairston is not going to start over Bullock if he is still there. The starting five will be… Paige, Bullock, Hairston/Mcdonald, Johnson(McaDoo if he is still there doubtful), James. I know James looks unpolished but he is a beast with a feathery touch. Only been playing basketball for something like 3 full yrs. Scary to think what he will become with a summer working with sheed.