UNC Desperately Needs Andrew Wiggins in 2013

Andrew Wiggins has kept his recruitment close to his vest, he will not make any more official visits until March when he will finally have a free weekend so more than likely we will not get anything in terms of actual news when it comes to where Wiggins will play his college basketball.  Wiggins has visited Florida State and will visit Kentucky, North Carolina and potentially Kansas before making his decision.  No program needs the #1 players services quite like UNC does.

No matter how bad you think it is for UNC this season this program has a ton of promise heading into the future.  The four freshman the team brought in with the 2012 class Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto, Brice Johnson and Joel James should be much improved by the time they are sophomores and the rest of the roster will be more comfortable within their increased roles.  The 2013 class features two high quality big men in Kennedy Meeks and Isiah Hicks as well as a point guard who will provide much needed depth at the position in Nate Britt.

What the team will still need is that superstar that can take over games and put the team on his back when they are struggling.  Considering Wiggins’ other choices the Kentucky Wildcats have already signed six players in the class and are considered a favorite for #4 overall prospect Julius Randle, in other words, they don’t need Wiggins.  Florida State obviously could use him but that’s not a program he can put over the top, with or without Wiggins they will not be a national title contender.  That leaves Carolina as the program where Wiggins can leave his biggest mark.

Just imagining Wiggins in a lineup with good PG depth and at least four capable post players along with shooters like P.J. Hairston and Reggie Bullock it’s easy to see Carolina as a favorite with Wiggins in the lineup.  Without Wiggins we should still see a lot of improvement with added depth and development from the current roster but it’s hard to imagine them being a championship contender.

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