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Adam Swagzoria talked to Wiggins’ head coach

Adam Zagoria, who spends a lot of time on the phone with coaches and families of recruits, talked to Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford about the recent recruiting developments with Andrew Wiggins. A number of schools have picked up pursuit of Wiggins, and according to Fulford, that could be because of James Young’s commitment to UK.

“Obviously, with James Young right now as a kid that’s already committed to Kentucky in that ’13 class, maybe some of these schools feel a little bit more confident now,” Fulford told  “I think the other schools kind of feel they have a shot now, I guess.”

But that doesn’t mean Wiggins can’t play with Young and Kentucky’s star-studded 2013 class, Fulford said Wiggins is an unselfish player and he wouldn’t rule out going to Kentucky simply because the Cats already have a commitment from a wing player.

“No, Andrew’s an extremely unselfish palyer so I don’t know that that would have a determining factor on his school choice, as to what guys are there or what guys aren’t there,” Fulford said.

Roy Williams will visit Wiggins this afternoon; a Kansas assistant will be in Huntington on Thursday.

[James Young Commitment May Open the Door For Other Schools to Recruit Wiggins]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

37 Comments for Adam Swagzoria talked to Wiggins’ head coach

  1. come on
    11:54 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Look it’s wiggins possition to start if he wants it. HYoung isn’t going to take that wawy from him…. That’s like say..Well Jordan isn’t going to play there because Kurt Ramus already signed and he may take my spot…..LMAO

  2. Herky Rupp
    11:55 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins does not have to worry about any wing player being at any school. He is already better than any player in college basketball at any position. I am rooting for this kid, wherever he goes. Expect him to mentioned in the same breath as LeBron & Durant in no more than 3 yrs.

  3. drew
    11:56 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    So whats are chance with this kid? 1 month ago i thought it was pretty high now idk. We will have to wait and see how it plays out i guess.

    11:57 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is becoming more egotistical and arrogant. I think his attitude keeps away some good callers that used to call all of the time. He plays to the lowest common denominator. He berates everyone that doesn’t agree with him and seems like he dislikes ryan so much. I’m waiting for Ryan to finally stand up for himself

  5. I'm Batman
    11:59 am October 23, 2012 Permalink

    If Matt was so connected, why does he believe every rumor that comes up? Quit being lazy and do some research. You make assumptions about these kids and your attitude gets pushed on the callers.

  6. PR101
    12:01 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    You get a lot more media attention and hype when you make people think there are multiple options and suspense around the recruitment. I’m not worried – Cal & UK will be in good shape either way, but I still think he adds to a GOAT recruiting class.

  7. Big Whoop
    12:07 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins doesn’t need UK to make it to the NBA, when he can be the star of stars at any other program. Should he come to UK, we would, of course,welcome him. He would have to be part of a team here, but maybe he wants to be the man without having to share the spotlight. UK isn’t for everyone.

  8. TN Cat
    12:08 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    That is an odd picture.

  9. MothersMilk
    12:08 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    The real skill-set is blocking shots and adjusting your junk at the same time!

  10. jenjen1323
    12:12 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Well he followed me on Twitter the other day.. on which I’m clearly a UK fan.. so obviously that means he’s reclassifying and coming here 🙂

  11. catcrawler
    12:21 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins should look at how flexible Cal can make teams play.. no worries. They’ll all fit together nicely.

  12. peoplewhowork
    12:22 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    More concerning than anything else is the people he is hanging with. I mean did you see all that nasty powder blue their all wearing.

  13. rajon4rondo
    12:30 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    what the hell is happening in this picture?

  14. eric
    12:36 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    dont forget his brother said he wants him to go to uk… and cal has seen him play more then any other coach. This just really change my confidence in Uks chance of getting him. Cal obviously wants this player really bad, so i like our chances.

  15. eric
    12:37 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    and this is a very odd picture haha is he grabbing himself?

  16. Dr Mantis Taboggin
    12:43 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t really matter if he comes here to me, class is already really great and more than enough to win it all with contingent upon Wiltjer and Cauley ( sorry refuse to do the cauley-stein, he’s just copying gilchrist, its the black glass frames with no lenses all over again) staying here for another season. The two brothers , Wiltjer, Cauley and whoever you want at the 3 will be all we need. Rather have Randle at 4 and move Kyle to 3 and not worry about this dude at all, seems like another ego like Wall which was kind of cancerous.

  17. Mack
    12:43 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins’ coach goes out of his way to say he can play with the type of talent our Coach has so far collected for 2013 all the while requesting other schools to recruit him; seems a little strang. Not to worry, Coach will have an outstanding team in 13.

  18. SteveM
    12:43 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    No reason to fret. Seems rather simple….. either he buys in to Calipari’s team-first system and the road to the green room, or he doesn’t and wants to be the “big star” somewhere else. If it’s the latter, I won’t lose a minute thinking about it.

  19. NBA league pass
    12:45 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    I see he is attempting the rarely used “grab your crotch in front of the shooter” defense. I’ll bet the guy missed.

  20. Rocky
    12:46 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    I wanted Young to commit. He is a very good player and he has liked UK for a long time. If Wiggins doesn’t like this then that is his problem. I wouldn’t release Young if it meant we get Wiggins.

    If we can add Randle to this team we can still go undefeated. Our season doesn’t depend on whether Wiggins comes or not. It is also possible Gordon would share with Young.

  21. Commish
    1:34 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins said this about opening his recruitment well before
    Young signed with the cats….don’t blame him for opening it up..working on that brand!!

  22. bosshogg24
    1:42 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    James Young has nothing to do with Wiggins! Wiggins is the best in the world and can start anywhere, this is coming from people who don’t understand Calipari or UK!

  23. Juan4UK
    1:52 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    It would not surprise me if the kids parents made him a deal about reclassifying. It probably is a case of “Yes you can reclassify, but things are going awful quick for a young person. So if you want to reclassify, then we want you to open up your mind to more options. For the experience of dealing with other schools and also to broaden your horizons. If you do that, then we can support you to reclassify, but at least look at more options.” And I would think that Cal, is totally comfortable with that.

  24. wowza
    1:56 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    look at the size of his…shoes!

  25. Bobbum man
    2:09 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    16- how is he copying MKG when that’s his real name, MKG actually changed his lol, not like it was Willie Cauley n he added the stein when he came to kentucky

  26. Bobbum man
    2:12 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Also 16 u must be a UL troll or just not follow UK very closely I don’t know where you get that Walls ego was “cancerous”… Fire up that trimmer ur line beards gettin a little shaggy. Don’t get me wrong I love wiljter but if you’d rather have him than wiggins than your smoking crack

  27. Jones Returns
    2:27 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Look i’m happy we signed James Young, but he should not have been given an offer until we knew how things were going to shake out with Wiggins and Randle. I thought it was too early from the start. I know it’s odd to say picking up the #8 player in the country might be a bad thing, but given the circumstances and outlook on the recruiting landscape it was just too early to offer a kid ranked lower than 2 guys at the same position who we’re hard after and who happen to be ranked the #1 & #2 players in the nation. Should have given Randle and Wiggins a chance to make up their minds. It’s one thing to ask a kid to have shared sacrifice and not be selfish, it’s another thing to have 4 wings who are all top 10 national players (Harrison, Wiggins, Randle and Young)…not to mention that 1 or 2 wings may stick around from this years team. Wiggins and Young are two completely different caliber players than Young.

  28. Jones Returns
    2:29 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    *Wiggins and Randle are two completely different caliber players than Young.

  29. Syrin
    2:29 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    This kid is starting to smell like Shabazz all over again. Why would he ASK people to recruit him, unless he’s changed his mind? Clearly he wants his 15-20 shots per game, and that’s not going to happen here no matter WHO has signed on to play at UK. It’s not Cal’s style. Everyone has a role, everyone gets shots, no one dominates more than anyone else, team first. That’s not the vibe this Wiggins kid is sending out. Maybe he can go to UT or Vandy where they’ll promise anything to get a player of his talent and let him take 35 shots a game, put up incredible numbers and be lucky to make it to the NIT.

  30. MacGruber
    2:29 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    He gotta pee pee!

  31. Syrin
    2:33 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    #27 – I couldn’t disagree with you more. First of all, if there is ANYONE in college basketball who knows recruiting, it’s Calipari. He knows how to recruit and who to offer to better than the rest of UK nation combined. His track record speaks for itself Second of all, if Cal offered a player a spot it’s because HE sees that player fitting into HIS system. See, it’s TEAM first, player second, and Cal has been just about right on every player he has recruited. Do you HONESTLY think that Cal didn’t consider that Young’s signing might affect Wiggins’ decision? Surely you don’t think he’s that dumb? If we all agree he KNEW that this might happen, then shouldn’t you consider the fact that Cal either knows Wiggins would come anyway, OR that perhaps Young is a better fit for UK and Cal’s system. Trust me. Cal knows this better than you.

    2:53 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    #27 must be slow post doesnt make since.. since when is the #8 player not good enough standing 6’6 lefty with a smooth jumper wiggins is a 3/4 young is 2/3 not really same position different skill sets and randle a wing are you serious hes a 4/5

  33. Cope
    2:57 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    31… Spot on and i couldnt agree with you more. As bad as i want Wiggins we need to understand that Cal knows more than we do

  34. J in Orlando
    3:08 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins won’t go to UK b/c of Young. Period.


    Wall won’t go to UK because of Bledsoe

  35. Chane Behanan
    3:33 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t matter, U of L is the best team in the country and will go undefeated this year. Point blank, period.

  36. peoplewhowork
    4:10 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    #35 Does your suspension allow for posting on blogs?

    Wiggins is a great player, would love for him to come to UK. I am honestly more interested in Randle he looks like a beast. Either way we have a great class and if Wiggins doesn’t come then that is ok, we all have to do what is best for ourselves.

  37. Bobbum man
    6:41 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    27- randles a 4 harrison a 2 it’d be between young n wiggins for the 3 with wiggins starting, I’m guessing young is aware that wiggins committing is a possibility and as others have said I couldn’t agree more that if cal offered this kid he’s not a selfish guy who needs 20 shots a game, I don’t really understand why everyone’s getting so bent out of shape about this…