Andrew Wiggins Must Make College Decision with All-Star Circuit Completed

Alex KayCorrespondent IApril 23, 2013

April 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonald's All American  forward Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks in the slam dunk competition at the Gerald Ratner Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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After leading Huntington Prep (W.V.) to a 30-3 season, superstar prospect Andrew Wiggins participated in a slew of all-star games, scouting showcases and exhibition contests across the nation.

Now that he’s finally put those events behind him, it’s time for the Canadian native to sit down and quickly make an informed decision on which college he will attend next season.

According to CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman, the stud recruit recently cancelled his visits to Kansas, UNC and Florida State—three of the four potential schools on his short list.

While many seem to think this indicates (and it’s certainly possible) that Wiggins has made up his mind to play for Kentucky—as he has already officially visited coach John Calipari and the Wildcats in late April—his high school coach is citing exhaustion as the reason for the cancellations.

As per Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports, coach Rob Fulford warned fans not to discern much from these snubs: “It means nothing. He's just tired. He doesn't want to deal with it.”

Apparently, Wiggins had a flight delay in Portland after the Nike Hoops Summit and that was the final straw. “He's just drained,” Fulford said. “He is shutting it down.”

The coveted recruit will just speak to the Jayhawks’ Bill Self, Tar Heels’ Roy Williams and Seminoles’ Leonard Hamilton via telephone (as per Ben Roberts of UK Recruiting), which obviously isn’t as personal and influential as an official visit.

Regardless, with no games left to play, the spring college semester almost over and spring signing period ending on May 15, it’s a perfect time for Wiggins to make his highly anticipated decision.

While he should certainly give UNC, FSU and KU a chance on the phone, Wiggins has had plenty of time and many opportunities to mull over his choices and should have a clear answer in his heart by now.

Instead of torturing four fanbases and the recruiting-crazed public, the superstar prospect would be generous to end the madness and speculation by announcing which university he will attend in the near future.