UNC Basketball Recruiting: Tar Heel Signees Trying to Lure Andrew Wiggins to Chapel Hill

Kennedy Meeks and Nate Britt members of the North Carolina 2013 class are both putting their recruiting hats on and going after the nations #1 prospect Andrew Wiggins.  Wiggins is considering UNC along with Kentucky, Florida State and Kansas, if Meeks and Britt have their way, Wiggins will call Chapel Hill home next season.

Wiggins recruitment is anybody’s guess.  Some insist that Kentucky and Florida State are ahead while Wiggins and his high school coach insist that is simply not true.  Wiggins is planning on taking visits after his season is over in March and should sign in April.  It is well documented that he is not a fan of the whole recruiting process and is not the typical attention seeking upper echelon prospect.  Wiggins recently went off for 57 points after a critical column published by SI.  Although he might not like the national attention the respect from his peers has to be flattering.

Nate Britt had this to say on the subject.

“That’s who we’re trying to get,” said Britt on Monday following a loss to Simeon at the Hoophall Classic. “I talked to him as much as possible. I know coach goes and sees him as much as he can.” NBC Sports

Adding Wiggins would be huge for the Tar Heels who have struggled this season without a perimeter player who can create his own shot at will and put the team on his back when things are going wrong.  Wiggins simply embodies everything this team needs and could take them from an NCAA Tournament bubble team to a true national title contender.

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  • Tony Mitchell

    I’m a Heels fan but I don’t think simply adding Wiggins to the Heels roster would necessarily make them an instant contender. All one has to do is look at Kentucky. They add 5 guys who could turn a program around and are they falling on their faces. It would take “TEAM” development to cure any perceived Carolina woes and that takes time. Unfortunately if Wiggins is a one and done player it may not help the team process. There are only a few (recent) team changing one and done players I can really think of. Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Allen Iverson are a few. Kyrie Irving probably would have if not for the injury. I am not sold on John Wall because there was a boatload of talent brought in with him. I really feel that in his own right Kendall Marshall should be included in that list only because of his positive impact on the team as whole. My point is it almost always takes time and continuity for this kind of team transformation and sometimes addition is subtraction (see Austin Rivers). Time will tell.

    • m brown

      well the reason kentucky won last year wasn’t solely because of their freshmen. Doron Lamb , Terrance Jones, and Darius Miller weren’t freshmen . Now UNC would be a national title contender . Next year they would have a vet pg in Paige plus a good back up in Britt. They will Have Meeks and Hicks guys who can come in and make a impact right away Plus they will finally be rid of Strickland who needs to be benched and they will have both P.J and Reggie who should break out next year (P.J. would break out this year if it wasn’t for the coaches stubbornness . JP Tokoto and Brice Johnson will also be vets. if Wiggins came, this team would be a contender.