Andrew Wiggins, the top-recruit for the class of 2013 has signed a letter of intent to play for head coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks. The decision was made public after a private ceremony in West Virginia on Tuesday.
Wiggins, was ranked as the top prospect of 2014 before changing his reclassification to 2013. He had until Wednesday to sign with a Division 1 school. Last season for Huntington Prep in West Virginia, Wiggins averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. He was named the Naismith High School player of the year. Wiggins chose Kansas over Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina.
Both of Wiggins parents competed for Florida State, as his father had a standout career on the court for the Seminoles, before playing in the NBA for six years. Wiggins mother competed for Canada in track and field, after competing in the sport at Florida State.
Kansas’s recruiting class was already second behind Kentucky for the year. Adding Wiggins, makes the class even more stronger. The team has Wayne Selden, Joel Embiid, Brannen Greene and Connor Frankamp already signed. Wiggins, is expected to make a huge impact on the team, especially with Ben McLemore already declaring for the NBA Draft this year. McLemore, is projected by many draft forecasters to be the top pick of the draft.
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