Top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins chooses Kansas
College basketball fans know that one recruit alone can win their favorite team a national championship, but that being said, Kansas should feel pretty good about the 2013-2014 season. On Monday, the Jayhawks landed the No. 1-rated high school recruit in the country, Canadian-born Andrew Wiggins, according to RecruitingNation.
Wiggins was one of the most highly sought after high school prospects, with big-name programs such as Kentucky and North Carolina also vying for the 6-foot-7 small forward. He played last season at Huntington Prep in West Virginia where he averaged more than 23 points and 11 rebounds per game, and his ability to shoot the three, play defense and post up down low make him a potential breakout college player. Some recruits say he could be among the best in the NBA as well.
"I think he's going to be a great college player but I think he'll be a better pro because of the way the defenses are," Huntington Prep's basketball coach Rob Fulford told the news source. "You can't guard him in space."
Wiggins' decision was one of the most eagerly anticipated in recent memory. The clamor surrounding his choice is reminiscent of when heralded point guard John Wall chose to enroll at Kentucky in 2009.