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An interesting twist… Florida State is going abroad this summer

If Andrew Wiggins plans to wait until the fall to enroll in college classes, like his host mom said earlier today, what does that mean for Florida State’s chances?

As Tomahawk Nation pointed out, Leonard Hamilton’s team will take its once-every-four-years foreign trip this summer. If Wiggins holds off on attending school until the fall to travel with Team Canada, he will miss the entire trip and summer practices with his new teammates. That would mean, if Florida State is his pick, he will be joining the team late after a month or two of team bonding, practicing and basketballing.

Maybe that’s what Lesley Thomas meant when she said the summer will be a factor in his decision.

Interesting.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

23 Comments for An interesting twist… Florida State is going abroad this summer



  1. Heyy_Fred
    7:27 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Thats what i read into it… kids got a helluva lot coming up quick, takin this last summer to relax and be a kid is what id do in his position



  2. BBN4LIFE
    7:34 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    I really want wiggins!!! But, with that being said, ill have to agree with an earlier post and state that if he is to pick another school, ill be rooting for the Noles! I don’t think any coach would hold the whole “summer” thing against the kid who to some is the best since LBJ. In honest opinion…best “fit” is UNC (legit title contenders where he would be THE center of attention with decent help across the board. But if he goes by his “standards”, its gotta be UK. He said it himself, he wants to win a title…best chance=BBN!



  3. BBN
    7:39 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Cal was just quoted earlier this evening saying that Kentucky is not for everyone.



  4. Demo1975
    7:46 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    We couldn’t find a US airplane for the pic… Go china I guess



  5. jj9
    7:55 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    3. did he really? i need some proof.



  6. NineWillBeFine
    7:55 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    My bet is he’s going to FSU, which is fine. I would love to have him here in Lexington, but if the Noles get him then he probably won’t cause us any problems in March anyway, and would be a thorn in the side of Duke and UNC (which is always appreciated). Either way, our Cats have the pieces to win it all again next season. I’m just glad the Wiggins saga is finally going to come to a close.



  7. gog8ors
    7:57 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    HE IS GOING TO FLORIDA STATE! Now move on, there is nothing more to see people.



  8. FloridaFan...hahaha
    8:03 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Dude, Florida fan, I see you on here all the time. You’re on here more than most Kentucky fans and that’s really, really sad. Perhaps you should reevaluate some things in your life.



  9. UKSupporter76
    8:10 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    I guess the final word has been spoken. gog8tor said it in all caps, SO IT MUST BE TRUE!



  10. Jpo
    8:14 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    7. You also said randle to Texas, twins to Maryland, etc.



  11. Heyy_Fred
    8:15 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    @gog8ors… whats it matter to a gator fan if we get wiggins or not… cats are gonna destroy FL either way… whats the diff in a losing by 20 or 30???



  12. gog8ors
    8:16 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry to burst your bubble boys but I’m not feeling sorry for you. UK almost got every number one ranked player at all five positions this year so no pity here. I’m glad he chose FSU over UK, NC and KU. You are overloaded as it is, Wiggins would have just been ridiculous added to your roster.



  13. Grant Traylor
    8:19 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Breaking….Andrew Wiggins to Austin Peay, shocks the world



  14. gog8ors
    8:20 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Gators are gonna have a lot of talent themselves this coming season so let the games begin. UK isn’t leaving Gainesville without a loss, you can count on that! Go Gators!



  15. Bald Guy
    8:22 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    His decision will be something I see on twitter and say… “oh really” no matter where he chooses to go.

    I am starting to wonder if the rest of our team will want to play with him. One kid never hung a banner in Rupp… ever



  16. NineWillBeFine
    8:23 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, bc Florida has really dominated UK the past 4 years under Calipari in Gainesville…



  17. believemeiknow
    8:24 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins to Kansas. Loves the spotlight and fan attention of UK but not the idea of playin with so many good players. Gets a good crowd in an easy conference to Star in. Just relaying what a friend of his told me.



  18. Doc
    8:26 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky has always been the leader for wiggins. Do not listen to all the pundits/ quasi expects picking FSU. This reminds me of coach calipari’s comments about what they wish rather than what it is.
    Wiggins has been cal’s priority for two years, again he will start and we are the best chance to win(type in wiggins wants to win a championship). If we look at comments/blogs/tweets , they all make UK a no brainer. I lot of us are looking at the negative side of the tea leaves but here are some of the positives
    1. Wiggins priority for choice is wining,coaching style and facilities
    2. Already part of BBN geographically
    3. Coach fulford wants him at Uk, the so called list favors Uk
    4. Fulford/care mother/ girlfriend/ classmates can see him and visit also was a reason for fulford wanting selfishly to be close to AW
    5. One and done transition at Uk and easy transition from huntington to lexington and future degree plan
    6. Best tv exposure
    7. Can hook up with Wiltjer for Canadian national team for 2016 summer team-we are ok with him playing and signing up June 10th for Canada team
    8. If not to uk would just tweet and not be in front of school, who want him at Uk, or pass uk fans on the outside etc.
    7. Playing with best players
    8. Winning covers all issues and insures no fall in draft status
    9. Less chance of being injured by double teams or trying to take him out when the best scorer and main scorer on other teams inclluding kanas, unc
    10. Wiggins brother comment on uk not best fit read the whole commentary that is still Andrews decision- from family can infer it was down to two
    11. The clincher is above, can’t go abroad with summer plans and now down to uk
    12. See cn2 video posted again today we will win for sure naming all his teammates with a smile
    13. Finally BBN biggest college fan base in western hemisphere



  19. RahRah
    8:30 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    gogators, what’s the deal? You and I both know no self-respecting Florida fan EVER wants anything good for FSU and vice versa.



  20. gog8ors
    9:03 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    They do when they hate Kentucky more than FSU.



  21. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    10:24 pm May 13, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, what #18 said ^^^^^



  22. kentuckyrules
    8:14 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    #18: to your list of number 13 — who is the biggest in the eastern hemisphere?



  23. doc
    9:02 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    #22, not sure about universities in europe or China etc