Andrew Wiggins: HS Basketball Phenom Picks Kansas Jayhawks

  • Hoophead
  • Jeremy Repanich
  • May 14, 2013, 11:49 AM

College hoops fans--all hoops fans, really--held their breath this morning as they awaited Andrew Wiggins' decision on where he'd play college basketball in the fall. Well, Wiggins will be a Jayhawk, selecting Lawrence, Kansas as his new home and Bill Self as his new coach. He had narrowed his picks down to Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State, where his parents went to school (his dad played pro basketball ball and his mom was a sprinter who competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games).

Why were people so excited about the 6'8" forward from Toronto, Canada? Well, first of all, watch the mixtape above and you'll see his amazing athleticism and deadly spin move. He destroyed ankles for his high school, Huntington Prep (West Virginia), averaging 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds. He was National Player Of the Year and will likely be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft in 2014 if he fulfills his potential at Kansas.

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Kansas is the perfect fit for Andrew Wiggins, he goes to a big time program with a coach who knows how to win, and at the same time has the opportunity to be a superstar without the players like Kentucky has to lower his minutes (not that he wouldn't get playing time!). If he would have gone to the Wildcats, though, they would have had the No. 1 SF added to the No. 1 PG (Andrew Harrison), No. 1 SG (Aaron Harrison), No. 1 PF (Julius Randle, a beast scorer and rebounder!), No. 2 SF (James Young), and No. 2 C (Dakari Johnson) not to mention returnees Kyle Wiltjer, Alex Poythress, and Willie Cauley-Stein. Talk about expectations!


High school is a nice place to learn about so much.

Yeah he's okay.LOL.He should've gone to Purdue.Am I right or am I right!?!?


slaming it down hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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