May 14th, 2013 at 12:50 PM ^

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.


May 14th, 2013 at 1:11 PM ^

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.


May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 PM ^

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.


May 14th, 2013 at 5:14 PM ^

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.

snarling wolverine

May 14th, 2013 at 6:13 PM ^

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.






1 percent

May 14th, 2013 at 3:00 PM ^

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.

The Baughz

May 14th, 2013 at 4:22 PM ^

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.


May 14th, 2013 at 1:18 PM ^

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.


May 14th, 2013 at 1:24 PM ^

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.


MI Expat NY

May 14th, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

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.


May 14th, 2013 at 5:04 PM ^

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