The Courier-Journal’s Adam Himmelsbach is back with more from Lesley Thomas, Andrew Wiggins’ host mom in Huntington. This time, she’s talkin’ summer school.
According to Thomas, Andrew Wiggins does not want to attend summer school and that factors into his decision. Kentucky, of course, is big on getting players in as early as possible to speed up the development. It’s a faster pace here, remember? The incoming players are expected to come in this summer to train hard with each other and all the NBA talent that’ll be using the facilities too. The late start is what set Nerlens Noel back early last season.
But if Andrew Wiggins doesn’t want to enroll early for classes during the summer months, I’m sure John Calipari will be okay with that. Ideally, you want him in town right away, but if he’d rather enjoy pool time and lemonade stands, UK will just have to deal with it if that’s what it takes to sign him.
A better piece of news from the Thomas-Himmelbach discussion: Wiggins wants to join the program that “met his credentials as far as getting to the next level.”
That would be Kentucky, no doubt.
And it would help if he started in the summer.