CBB Recruiting: Andrew Wiggins Reclassifies to 2013; Will He Choose Kentucky?

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2012


Andrew Wiggins, the top player of the Class of 2014 is reclassifying to the Class of 2013, ESPN.com's David Telep reports.

Wiggins instantly moved to the top of Scout.com's and ESPN.com's Top 100.

“He’s the clear best player in high school basketball,” said Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels. “… I think he’s probably the best high school player I’ve evaluated” in seven years on the job."

Wiggins' decision throws his recruitment into overdrive.

Steve Jones of the Journal-courier.com commented about which schools are "in" already:

UK has been thought to be well-positioned in the recruitment of Wiggins whether he was a part of the 2013 or ’14 class. So is Florida State, where Mitchell Wiggins played and Wiggins’ mother ran track. Coaches from North Carolina, Ohio State and Kansas have all visited Huntington this week and are working to get involved, too.

All kinds of questions emerge.

What would actually happen if Wiggins chooses Kentucky, who already has commitments from Andrew and Aaron Harrison, the top PG and SG in the nation, as well as James Young, the No. 6 player in the Class of 2013?

Has there ever been a college team that has locked up four of the top six recruits?

What if Calipari reels in Wiggins AND Julius Randle?...(which would make it five of the top six, plus don't forget Marcus Lee - No. 29)

If that happened, would the 2013-14 Wildcats be able to pull off the first undefeated season since Bob Knight's 1976 Indiana Hoosiers (32–0)?

You might be thinking, "Okay, tap the brakes, Brodess!!! Let's not get ahead of ourselves."

I'm with Scott Anderson of Nationofblue.com, who says "I would still bet the farm that Andrew Wiggins ends up in Lexington."