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The Good: Let's start with some links:
Here. Here. Here...and...Here.
The common link between all four? Each one was published within the last month and each one insinuates that Florida State is the frontrunner for Wiggins' signature. That may come as some surprise given the Seminoles lack of basketball pedigree, but the ties between Wiggins and FSU run deep.
His parents met in Tallahassee. Dad, a former NBA player, was a standout on the school's basketball team. Mom, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, ran track for the 'Noles. In seventh grade, Wiggins accompanied his older brother Nick on a recruiting trip to FSU and threw down his first ever dunk at the Tucker Center.
The basketball culture at Florida State also seems to mesh with Wiggins' reluctant-star persona. Highly touted as he is, the forward phenom would still be second-billing in Tallahassee behind Jimbo Fisher's football team.
There's also the sense that Wiggins' talent would shine brighter on a team with fewer competing interests. An NBA assistant coach told SI's Pete Thamel that Wiggins could have a "Durant-like impact" at Florida State, referring of course to the historic freshman campaign Kevin Durant had at the University of Texas. That means touches, minutes and instant impact.
If the consensus is that Wiggins will be the top pick in the 2014 NBA draft no matter where he plays college ball, why not go to a school where he can maintain some privacy, enjoy the college experience, follow in his dad's footsteps and get plenty of run?
The Bad: Florida State has struggled to stay above water in the ACC this year, and star shooting guard Michael Snaer is set to graduate. Beyond that, coach Leonard Hamilton has some talented pieces, but few guarantees.
So while Tallahassee offers Wiggins some cover off the court, the reverse would be true on it. Wiggins' game will be on full display at FSU, and if he can't drag this team past mediocrity, it could alter his draft stock.
The X-Factor: Florida State has already signed Xavier Rathan-Mayes, the 40th-rated recruit in the class of 2013 and Wiggins' high school teammate. The two also play travel ball together, and their fathers, both former FSU basketball players, raised the boys about 15 minutes apart in Canada. The way we commoditize these kids, it's easy to forget that they're 18 years old—and sometimes they just want to play ball with their friends.
Chance He Goes to Florida State: 60 percent