Feb 23, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; The Kansas Jayhawks mascot performs before a game against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball Recruiting: Andrew Wiggins Visits


The nation’s top recruit, Andrew Wiggins visited Lawrence beginning on Sunday, and hung around till the end of Monday’s night game vs Texas Tech. Wiggins is a a 6-foot-7 senior from Huntington Prep (W.Va.). The possible recruit watched the Jayhawks dominate the Red Raiders, 79-42.

Originally from Thornhill, Ontario, Wiggins previously visited Florida State and Kentucky. Next week, he is set to visit North Carolina. Both of Wiggins parents, Mitchell and Marita, attended Florida State. His father played in the NBA as a shooting guard, and mother won two silver medals for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics as a sprinter.

Wiggins, last October changed his original class from 2014 to 2013, which was the guard’s original group. According to NBA scouts, Wiggins would be the top pick in the 2013 NBA draft, and is being compared to Kevin Durant.

Kansas has five players signed for the 2013 class already, four of which are top-40 recruits in guards Connor Frankamp, Wayne Selden,   Brannen Greene, and center Joel Embiid. Kansas also signed prep school point guard Frank Mason.

The Jayhawks currently have one open scholarship, though this could change if star freshman guard Ben McLemore leaves for the NBA. McLemore is projected as a top-3 draft pick by many draft pundits.

 

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