Andrew Wiggins: Superstar Recruit Will Live Up to Immense Hype

Alex KayCorrespondent IAugust 6, 2016

Andrew Wiggins is widely regarded as the top prospect in the class of 2013, but his lack of commitment to where he will play college basketball has been driving fans absolutely mad over the past few months.

However, when all is said and done, the 6’8” swingman is going to be a bona fide star—living up to all the hype and certainly being worth the wait for whichever lucky school gets his letter of intent.

247Sports grades the Canadian native out as the No. 1 prospect in both their internal rankings and composite system.

Wiggins is the definition of a “5-star” prospect, with his ability to play (and defend) numerous positions on the floor and fire away from NBA three-point range. He possesses the agility, speed, power, finesse and handle required to get to the cup—or any other spot on the court—consistently and with ease.

While the Huntington Prep star isn’t perfect—he needs some work in the passing department, especially when drawing constant doubles—he is the most complete player in this class and should be able to jump right into the NBA after his freshman season.

He’s recently been honored as the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the 2012-13 campaign, another distinguished trophy to add to his growing hardware collection.

Considering Wiggins led Huntington Prep to a 30-3 record and the No. 7 ranking in USA Today’s Super 25 with an eye-popping 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game, it’s not surprising to see the young man garner so much attention.

There’s still plenty of time left to decide which program Wiggins will likely play his token freshman year at before becoming a top pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

When Wiggins finally arrives on a campus and suits up for Florida State, Kentucky, Kansas or North Carolina, he instantly becomes the best player in the lineup for any of those perennial powerhouses.

He has the skills required to shine at any level and won't let anyone down, like some of the highly-touted recruits have over the past few years.

Don't be surprised to see this kid become a bona fide star in college, win a national championship and go No. 1 overall in next June's draft. He's the real deal and is undoubtedly worth the wait.