Top prospect in all the continent picks Kansas. Speculation surrounded FSU and UK. This is a bit of a shocker.
OT - Top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins to .... Kansas
better Kansas than Kentucky, imo.
If he had picked Kentucky my head would have exploded.
don't punch Mitch Mcgary in the nads
But who gets Bean?
I think Graff is secretly a Kansas booster
Does this make Mitch our Peter when he dominates Wiggins?
Why not? We already have Rackham. In maize(r), no less.
I didn't expect him to go to UK, becuase UK has already bought a nice roster. Wiggins was needed a lot more at KU than at UK. He has a chance to be the main option at KU; this could bring in even more money than UK boosters would pay him if it results in him being drafted a few spots higher next year.
It's a lot easier to be a top three pick when you are averaging over 20 points a game as the first option than it is if you are "one of the guys" on a team loaded with McDonald's All Americans.
Have u seen this kid? He's going to be "the option," regardless of where he plays.
The 2012 NBA Draft and it's four Kentucky first round draft picks disagree.
Nerlens Noel is the projected top pick for this years draft and he only averaged 11 ppg/9 rpg. And that was on a pretty mediocre UK team.
OMG if a program gets good talent, they are obviously paying players. I wouldn't trust anyone who has an overwhelming majority of their recruits from a list such as the ESPN 150.
In fairness, with Coach Cal I think there is something more to the suspicion than just "gets good players."
Yes it was the money, not the fact that his family is in Canada, and his brother plays at Wichita State. Who would ever want to be close to his big brother
Good for him and Bill Self. He'll be well coached and fun to watch this year/beat in the Sweet 16.
Self beats Roy Williams once again. Not good if your are a UNC fan like myself.
So you're a Tar Heel fan?
Yes. Michigan football. UNC hoops.
Do you root for the Yankees, Lakers, Canadians and Cowboys as well?
Some people have multiple degrees.
Totally different , its one thing if you have 2 degrees and root for both schools, its another thing to say I'm a Michigan football fan UNC basketball fan. I call bullshit
Tell us how you root for North Carolina Football and Michigan Basketball (which isn't all that bad a deal right now, actually).
Disagree. I think your allegiences always like with your UG institution if you went to a school with as strong of a tradition in sports like a UNC, Michigan, Texas, USC, etc. It's one thing if you went to State Directional and then ended up at Michigan or a LAC/CUNY or something of that nature where sports aren't emphasized/non-existent and then root for your grad school.
I understand your point that people are more attached to their UG school, but are you saying that someone like myself who graduated from Michigan and attends UNC Law cannot root for UNC under the "Code of Fandom"? Someone can only root for one of the schools they attended? That seems silly unless you attended UM/OSU or AU/Alabama, etc.
I can see rooting for both schools in that case. But to pick and choose which teams from the two schools you root for ("Michigan in football, UNC in basketball") is kind of lame - it makes you sound like a front-runner. Indiana fans are notorious for this - many of them root for ND football over their own alma mater. I don't get it.
No. But nice try. Dont like hockey. Hate the nba. I like baseball but dont have a favorite team. I also like the Chargers. What else you got for me?
of that deal. I was something of a fan of Roy's, but he certainly doesn't have Dean Smith's gravitas. Of course, guys like Dean don't come along often. . .
Kansas fans would be wrong, no? Roy does have 2 national titles while at UNC and coulda, woulda, shoulda had 1 last year if it werent for injuries to every guard on the team. they were clearly at least the #2 team in the nation. (marshall, strickland, mcdonald all went down.) Kansas has 1 and a lot of choking ie. I mean they both have pretty good coaches but I'd be hard pressed to say that Kansas got the better of the deal.
Plus Dean only had 1. Different era, different time, but still only 1.
cherish the memory of Dean Smith, his barrier-breaking tenure, and the veneration working people held for him in NC. Another time, indeed.
One with the Jordan shot, and one....I don't want to talk about it.
He took his team to (I think) 13 straight Sweet Sixteens.Even Coach K hasn't done above 9 I don't think. (Though going ot like 6 of 7 Finals Fours was a run we'll never see again).
Dean is a once in a program type coach. I was in elementary school when he retired, so I he was before my time. I like Roy. I mean he has 2 nat titles, it just seems like the game is passing him by.
Also, not sure why its a big deal bc I like Michigan in one sport and not another. Most of us on here did not graduate from a D1 school. I graduated from
Slippery Rock so no I did not go to UM or UNC. Dont really see the big deal.
So you're a Michigan fan, and a college basketball fan, but not a Michigan basketball fan? That's just really weird to me.
Not a shocker, He choose KU because his brother plays at Wichita State
But his brother is a Shocker.
Clever, I see what you did there!
in Tallahassee, where I live. Keep looking for a reason to buy season tickets. . .
He's a family orientated guy, that's why FSU was in the mix, I believe his beat friend plays at FSU
Interesting to see if this sets a few dominoes in motion with other recruits/schools. Hopefully dominoes which brings some combo of Blueitt, Looney, Booker to Michigan.
Those guys are not in the same class. Wiggins was basically the last 2013 recruit.
I think this now makes for six commitments for Kansas for 2013 - 3 five-stars and 3 four-stars per Rivals, if I remember the rankings correctly. Not a bad haul for Kansas at all - they've jumped from having the 29th-ranked class (I believe that's what it was in 2011) to the #2 class in two years by Rivals rankings. Wiggins also had an offer from Ohio State apparently, although in reading through articles, there likely was not much danger he would have been a Buckeye.
sure if Wiggins showed a tiny bit of interest he would have an offer from here as well. In this case, like you mentioned offer does not mean a threat.
Why this guy doesn't go by Ender, I have no idea
Same class, 2013. Parker was considered the #1 kid in the class for a while, but wasn't as impressive as advertised this year and Wiggins reclassified into 2013. Wiggins is now the consensus #1 recruit and sure-thing #1 draft pick next year, while Parker is a consensus top 5 guy.
but we'll see how many are left after the NBA draft in 2014 Wiggins is a one and done for sure.
in a good way. They're obviously overshadowed by Kentucky but still, they pulled in the numbers 1, 12, 25, 34, 29, and 76 guys in this class per rivals. They're going to be awfully good