wiggins is the only star prospct left not to sign( my personal opinion, im not real high on aaron gordon). i really beleive he will sign with the tar heels, and im not saying this just because im a huge carolina fan either, i just think it makes the most sense. carolina will be returning all their players with the exception of strickland and maybe macaddo. you have a great coach in roy williams and the one thing carolina was missing this year is a star player. plus they have a great class already coming in next year to support wiggins plus everyone who is coming back. heres the part that really gets me thinking most wiggins will choose chapel hill. wiggins has been in competition with jabri parker the last few months for who is the best player in 13, atleast in the minds of us fans. im sure everyone has a different opinion on that. what better way to prove who's better than in the greatest rivalry in college basketball history. he would play parker probably 3 times next year, and the team around him would be much better than if he went to fsu. thoughts everyone?
Idk about that, all the signs point to FSU currently, his father and mother's alma mater, his lifetime bestfriend has committed to play at FSU, his dad has a relationship with Coach Hamilton. I'd be really surprised if he doesn't commit to FSU.
@awardedballer. i don't know if there have been any signs. he has been mute about who is in the lead. my post was just an opinion based on what i think is kinda logical.
There is actually a rumor that he cut FSU from his list:
I really hope they do not sign with UNC, the same thing would happen with Harrison Barnes, or what is happening now with Shabazz. These are schools where players can not be shown as they really are, and be critical of one-dimensional.
Floria State would be great for him and for the fans.
Just a week ago I was hoping it would UNC or UK. Now that I really think about it, Kansas is the only place where he will probably be able to live up to the expectations so he should go there. UK is too crowded now, Wiggins fits UNC's system just as poorly as Barnes did and FSU just isn't that good. At Kansas he'd likely improve the most, as well be the go-to guy for a big-time program that always overachieves when they should be having a 'down-year'.
As a Toronto native I really hope he goes to FSU, that'll show his has loyalty to his roots, which HOPEFULLY means he'd be willing to sign with the Raptors someday (ideally in his prime and not pull a Jamaal Magloire)
People forget that Wiggins' dad grew up in Kinston, NC and he has a ton of family there. And any athletic freak fits into UNC's system, just a matter of how they are used. Barnes didn't fit because of personnel not the system. Had he been a stretch 4 (like PJ) he would have averaged 23 ppg due to more spacing. However no team with Henson and Zeller on it should be justified in sitting either.
There is no stud bigman on UNC's roster. They could put Paige, Bullock, Hairston, Wiggins and McAdoo out on the floor and that gives Wiggins space to operate.
Aaron Gordon is a monster.
Anyway, I hope Wiggins goes to FSU, only because then he may drift into Durant range on the "my team isn't very good, so I'm going to put up close to 30 a night with ease", which personally I think would be most entertaining. Too many guys on Kentucky for him to do his thing,
I would love to see Wiggins in Blue, but I do not see it being the best for him personally. I think Florida State would be a solid choice just to show commitment and for him to show off on a tier of his own compared to the rest of that team. UNC would also work well from a viewer standpoint, him on UNC and Parker on Duke would make for a potentially amazing rivalry series.
If he were to come to Kentucky it'd be pretty much like playing on a McDonald's All-American team every night. I'd imagine the practices would be more pushing than at any other school just due to the matchups. Going up against the twins, Young, and especially Randle every practice can't be matched by any other school. But, while I think he could take over the team and be a star among stars, it certainly isn't as sure fire a thing as if he went to someplace like FSU. He would absolutely lose touches and play time going to Kentucky.
Regardless, I'm interested to see him play regardless of where he goes.
Those practices would be amazing to sit in on throughout the year...Wiggins or no Wiggins!
Could still be in competition with Greer if he went to FSU. I can't take it if he goes to unc because Roy doesn't know how to use his superstar wing players. Harrison Barnes should've been so much better. And like I said in the other threads pj Hairston is better and should have been starting over Reggie bullock for awhile
Do you watch UNC bball? No way he should start over Bullock. He should've been starting over Paige, Strickland or Hubert yes, but Bullock is probably UNC's second best player behind PJ.
The Barnes thing was a personnel issue. You can't justify sitting one of Zeller or Henson. But the price you pay for that is that Barnes doesn't have a lot of space to work with. That being said he was still the leading scorer on the second best team in the country.
UNC does not have studs like zeller or henson down low next season. Kennedy Meeks is probably the best low block scorer. Put Wiggins at the 4 and watch him explode. I looked at highlights of him today and you put him in the PJ role (this season) there is no stopping him due to his length and athleticism. Combine that woth good floor spacing and look out.
If PJ is the best player on their team then why shouldn't he be starting over Bullock...?
Why should he go to UNC? So Ole Roy can hold him back like he did Lawson, Henson, Barnes, MacAdoo, etc.?
Anyways, I am hearing Wiggins will likely end up at Kentucky. If he announces around the all-star games, then it's a lock. These kids are growing up in the era of the Big 3 in Boston and the Big 3 in Miami, etc. It's no longer about being great on a team with role players. To them, it's about being on a great team that lets you showcase your true skills and dominate the field while maintaining your draft stock. Wiggins will get 30 minutes at Kentucky. That isn't a question. But why go to UNC or FSU when the opponent's are going to spend 90% of their scouting efforts on you and try to exploit every weakness you have when you can go to Kentucky where they have to spend time scouting the 2nd player off the bench because he's better than 95% of the players you face?
That, and NBA level practices plus the best chance to win a championship are the main reasons I am hearing Wiggins will likely end up in Lexington. UK staff has told him to wait until after the All-Star games to get a feel for the other players. What kind of staff tells the best player in 4-5 years to wait to make a decision? A staff with some huge cajones and those cajones are likely going to pay off.
Look for Wiggins to be a Wildcat.