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Andrew Wiggins: Fact or Fiction

You want Andrew Wiggins news, don’t you? After his visit to Lexington, all of Big Blue Nation is dying to hear what he thought and get an updated feel for where he stands with the Cats, versus Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina. The truth is, nobody knows. Wiggins is not talking about it. Until we hear something straight from the horses mouth, everything is just rumor.

Here now is Dave Telep playing Fact or Fiction on ESPNU’s Recruiting Nation, debating the future No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Hopefully this can tide you over until Wiggins completes all of his official visits

Spoiler alert: Telep says Wiggins will not sign with Kentucky.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

88 Comments for Andrew Wiggins: Fact or Fiction

  1. CATS
    2:05 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Disagree with Telep.

  2. Andrew Wiggins
    2:05 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Dont believe everything you hear.

  3. Matt
    2:07 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    “Spoiler alert” doesn’t really work when it is standard font and the actual spoiler is in bold. The bold is where the eyes go first. Thanks for saving me the time of having to watch the video though lol

  4. SexnNursinHomes
    2:07 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    So basically no one knows how Wiggins trip went yet, and the only source of indication of where Wiggins may end up is from a Dave Telep opinion? So basically we don’t know squat. Great.

  5. My Goodness
    2:07 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    He’s a horse?

  6. rainman
    2:08 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Another spoiler alert, he doesn’t have to!

  7. Ridge Runner
    2:11 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Well that certainly put some facts into the picture of “Wiggins news”. Not.

  8. Bob
    2:12 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Franklin said FSU was the favorite to get Wiggins. So there IS definitive information out there with regards to where Wiggins will attend school next year.

  9. Corvo Attano
    2:12 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Dave may be right, he may be wrong.

  10. My Goodness
    2:13 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    What if Bill Self actually gets Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins to come to Kansas together? Talk about a sore peter…

  11. Ridge Runner
    2:15 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    News on where Wiggins will go is the same as where we will be seeded in the SEC tourney and will we get selected to the NCAA tourney.

    2 words that we all hate right now…Don’t know.

  12. Mack
    2:16 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Did he say that there was already too much talent coming to UK next year and that is why he will go somewhere else?

  13. It's Not Kentucky
    2:21 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    My guess, Wiggins is not signing with UK because:
    1) Xaiver Rathan Mayes (Wiggins teammate and best friend) is going to FSU.
    2) XRM tweeted that its crazy he and Wiggins are having their last game IN WV. Note, he didn’t say last game as teammates.
    3) Wiggins twitter profile pic is him at the beach (dude is ripped). And he probably wants to show off at the beach in college.
    4) Wiggins follows Erotic Sex Facts on tweeter. My guess is he goes where he can find the hottest girls. I love UK girls as much as anyone, but the warm weather just brings something out of the ladies at FSU.
    5) His parents went to FSU.

    And that is how you completely speculate on a young man’s personal decision that you know nothing about.

  14. G-unit
    2:23 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    UK fans are going to be very surprised (wink,wink)

  15. FrankUKCats
    2:26 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    #1 he went to school at Wake Forest #2 lives in Durham NC… ACC homer

  16. panther13
    2:29 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Cats don’t need Wiggins.

  17. Cats,Cats,Cats
    2:35 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Absolutely zero basketball advantage I can think of for going to Florida St. unless it would be being team mates with his friend. Sure the climate is great, and there’s the legacy of his parents. But does he really want to face being double and triple-teamed every single game? #NoFun
    Here’s hoping his parents have the foresight to send him where he will be best prepared for his future, and where he will benefi by getting the best simulation in practices of what he will face in the league.

  18. what
    2:37 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    14. Surprised in a good way????

  19. Kristen Geil's Abs
    2:42 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Even with Wiggins, FSU doesn’t become a contender. Why go there? If you need me, I’ll be flexing.

  20. SexnNursinHomes
    2:42 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    14- G-unit, come’on man, share the news.

  21. Bleed Blue
    2:45 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins’ parents coming with him on his visit was huge for UK. They maybe going with him to the others as well, but it doesn’t matter he just wants to experience the recruiting process and it has been and always will be just between UK and FSU. He loves UK, but he wanted his parents blessing that’s why FSU led up until now. Cal took Wiggins’ parents to breakfast yesterday and just recruited them. I will get an update in about an hour on how the visit went. As of now I say Wiggins comes to UK, I had been saying FSU for months, but now it has changed to UK. I still don’t know about Randle, but if he goes KU we get Gordon depending on who leaves. If you want to know how the visit went, I will post back here when I get it.

  22. G-unit
    2:50 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Big news will emerge in a few weeks.

  23. G-Unit
    2:52 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I dont know who 14 is, but it is not the “real” G-Unit…lol, hence the lower cased “u”…

    I did have a buddy of mine copy and send this to me in a text… where he got it from… no clue:

    Someone close to Wiggins inner circle has confirmed this morning that the visit went very well and that Wiggins parents have been won over by Calipari. UK has overtaken FSU as the leader, and that Andrew apparently now has his parents full blessing should he wish go to Kentucky.

    This is not coming from someone with the last name Wiggins, so take it only at the surface for what it’s worth.

    I personally see this as John Wall part 2 – John was litterally sold on Cal from Day-1 and mom wanted him to stay in NC. Although ppl say Andrew doesnt like the attention, trust me he does. I think This ultimately ends with his committment to UK. The only thing that puts a little doubt in my mind is if Randle pulls the trigger early. But in all Honesty, If Randle pulls, that means Poythress is gone, which COULD result in JR at the 4 and you would still have a spot open at the 3 IF Wiggins still wanted it. But that is best case scenario which has a low likelihood… but I wouldnt put anything past Cal.

  24. yep
    2:53 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    22) I know you usually have accurate info, so i’m just busting your balls, but ANYBODY could have said “Big news will emerge in a few weeks” HA!! Just want everybody to know that Wiggins will tell everbody what they’ve been waiting to hear in a couple weeks!

  25. Go Deep
    2:54 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Big news will emerge in the future…. wow that’s a bold prediction…

    I like how UK is now the Tiger of recruiting, UK vs The Field = awesome!!

  26. Wildcat fan in NC
    2:55 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Some are wondering how was his visit to UK? Can anyone imagine a basketball recruits visit to UK not going well? I am sure these visits are orchestrated to the highest level. And with the best recruiter in the college game making his final pitch to the kid and his parents, wow I can’t imagine him turning down Coach Cal and the big blue!!!!

  27. SexnNursinHomes
    2:55 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    23- much better. good deal.. Satisfied.

  28. G-Unit
    2:58 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    24- I actually think there is a tad more likelihood UK can land both JR and AW than many think. If Poythress stays steady… it could be a perfect storm…

  29. drew
    2:58 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    21. 22. Thanks for the info and the teaser!!

  30. drew
    3:02 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks for the info to the real G Unit!!!!!

  31. G-Unit
    3:04 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    It comes down to this: Any of these guys can go to anyone remaining on their list and compete for a title, and thats great.

    But what UK offers is a chance at HISTORY. Not just a title. A Perfect Season. And THAT is something NO ONE ELSE can say…

    3:04 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Mizzou sucks.

    I have a sale going on next week. I’ve posted it on TicketMaster. For the next full moon, I’m allowing each person to pre-order, for free!!!, tickets to watch this event.

    Last full moon was acknowledged by at least 2.3 billion people. I’m hopeful that by allowing each person to claim 8, we can smash that attendance record!!!

    Let’s go guys! We all live on the same Planet Earth. LOYALTY!

  33. Man Hands
    3:04 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll never blame a kid for wanting to make his parents proud and choosing their school.

    He’ll be the No1 Pick in 2014 no matter WHERE he goes.

    I do hope he comes here though… he’s the future and seeing him in Blue&White would be amazing.

  34. NotSoFast
    3:04 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    13) I honestly can’t tell if you are serious or not. If you actually are serious… how’s this?
    Come to UK, make more $$$ and improve your brand for the long haul.

  35. bob wiley
    3:20 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins team to play at Boyd County Middle School at 2pm tomorrow — good opportunity to see him play and give him some Big Blue love.

  36. Bleed Blue
    3:22 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Update on visit. Wiggins enjoyed his visit just like the last 2 times that he visited, many people forget that. His parents on the other hand absolutely fell in love with Calipari. They loved Calipari, and his approach when it came to Andrew and his future. Like Calipari does best, he told his parents that he will not start just because of his ranking, he like all the other players on the team must earn their time. He told them their son shouldn’t come to UK if he doesn’t plan to work hard, and isn’t here to get better. All of these things influenced his parents big time, and they loved the honesty by Calipari. After all visits are made he will sit down with his family and decide what school is the best location for him. Until all of the visits are made you will never really hear anything but positive things about all of the schools, but as of now UK leads.

    Also people that are worried about Randle. If we get Randle before Wiggins comes that means Poythress is gone and we get both so don’t worry.

  37. Bleed Blue
    3:22 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    @35 they are also holding their senior night there.

  38. G-Unit
    3:29 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    36- I said that also about Poythress…

  39. Bleed Blue
    3:30 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    38- But if Randle goes KU, I think we get Gordon so it is a win win either way.

  40. Ukbball4eva
    3:38 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    #21,36 that sounds ABSOLUTLEY great! What sources are u speaking from. Wiggins camp, or ppl inside UK???

  41. Matt Jones
    3:43 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    UK WILL get both Wiggins and Randle.

  42. Bleed Blue
    3:47 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    40- Inside UK, but they talk to the Wiggins’ camp.

  43. HOB
    4:00 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    23 – that came straight from Corey over at Cats Illustrated. He posted that update in HOB.

  44. O2BLUE
    4:04 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Randle has told the staff he will be at UK.

  45. G-Unit
    4:10 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Previous update on Wiggins came from folks inside the Wiggins camp…..

  46. G-Unit
    4:12 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins and Randle announcements coming soon according to sources (wink,wink)

  47. G-Unit
    4:14 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Not sure who’s claiming they are G-Unit, but I am the real G-Unit and deny all posted information

  48. Ukbball4 Eva
    4:15 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    #42 u really sound like u know ur stuff unlike some ppl on here. Do u have ur own site, or a twitter or something were u give updates on some of the info u get? Would love 2 know y randle allowed gottfreid 2 have 1 las face 2 face. But no 1 else???

  49. Andrew
    4:16 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    ESPN rank poll for NCAA Champions… UK 96 and UK 12 are currently out of the top ten… This aggression can not stand…

  50. Eric K
    4:17 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Didn’t that jackass say that Noel was going to sign with hoyas? Wiggins will be a WILDCAT! GO CATS!!

  51. Ukball4eva
    4:21 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Does any1 have anything on Gordon??? He seems 2 be 4gotten. Wonder if cal has put all eggs in randle/wiggins basket????

  52. A Tad Too Much "Real G-Unit"
    4:34 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    42- What is HOB? I just got it in a text from a friend. Is HOB a new free site”

    Since some Jackass keeps posting as my “G-Unit” tag and acting like a complete fool, My football info that I have been providing will stop. Any further posts under this tag are not from “the real G-Unit”, so take them with a grain of salt….

  53. Han
    4:41 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    If we somehow add Wiggins and Randle, the magazine covers alone will be insane, not to mention the basketball we’ll be playing. We’re already going to be really good. With one or both of them, we can be transcendent (assuming no chemistry problems).

    Right now, if Poythress continues to score more than 10 a game with a few beast moments, unless he really, really wants to come back, he’s gone, along with Archie, Willie, and Nerlens. Harrow may choose to go, and we’d end up with just Wiltjer, Hood, and Polson as returners of note. I’d take that 11-man roster (+ walkons) any day.

  54. G-Unit
    4:53 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    You my boy “A Tad Too Much “Real G-Unit”!!!!!

  55. rj
    4:58 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    wiggins and randall are just alike are they would of picked a school by now. 99% of th remaining players including 3 of the top 10 which are comming here have already commited. they have that look at me attitude. they would rather spend a year on a bad team being the center of attention, than being on a team full of stars sharing the spotlight. those kids don’t care about ncaa championships, they care about nba paychecks.

  56. Kevin Burton
    5:03 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Preach it rj!!!

  57. Another G-Unit
    5:06 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, I’m (G-Unit) the real (G-Unit) all you other (G-Unit)’s are just immitating *darn this throws off the rhyme*, so won’t the real (G-Unit) please stand up, please stand up, please stand up…. All the G-Unit impostering made me think of that old Eminem rhyme.

  58. Kevin Burton
    5:06 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    42–HOB stands for Hot-Otter-Balls

  59. Lil c
    5:06 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink




  60. Wildcat fan in NC
    5:08 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    We can be transcendent and pretty darn good too:)#53.

  61. G-unit imposter
    5:20 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    59–I hope you are right on Wiggins but wrong on either randle or gordon

  62. Kevin Burton
    5:21 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Too many G-units! Don’t know who or what to believe.

    5:23 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I cannot confirm, nor deny allegations related to my recruitment!

  64. Say better do
    5:24 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I didn’t know wiggins followed KSR! GREAT Sign Guys! Let’s show him some love! WE would love to have you in a UK uniform next year bud!

  65. Kevin Burton
    5:25 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    64–hope you’re kidding! Dude really

  66. Ukbball4eva
    5:25 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    #59 what inside scoop???

  67. Kevin Burton
    5:27 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Yea what inside scoop 59?

  68. lpool03
    5:58 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    lol all this speculation is pretty funny. This kid has 2 more visits scheduled to 2 of the best basketball programs in the country and everyone is acting like he is a done deal to UK. I think, as of today, UK is the leader, but I wouldn’t count my chickens before they hatch. Let’s wait until he visits KU and UNC then see where all the buzz is afterwards. We will also know a lot more if his parents don’t join him on the recruiting trips to Lawrence and Chapel Hill.

  69. Lil c
    6:03 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins recently sent his best friend a text that read, ” I gotta do what’s best for ME”

  70. Bradley
    6:51 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    68. KU and UNC aren’t even factors. No shot for either.

  71. Joe
    6:52 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I would love to have wiggins but don’t think we will get him. We will be unbelievably good regardless. The days of one player affecting our future are gone. I trust cal. I did here from a source I trust that knows wiggins’ host parents at Huntington that told me wiggins doesn’t get along with the Harrison’s. could be bs though. With that said the twins are a much bigger prize than wiggins. Those two together trump any single recruit in the last twenty years. Go cats!

  72. Joe
    6:52 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Hear I mean

  73. drew
    7:48 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    69. So your telling me you’ve seen his text msgs??? Are you his best friend??? Wait are you a ninja spy from FSU??????

  74. Uk fan
    8:22 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    You people are crazy spoiled lol still wanting randle and wiggins and gordon all together along with wat we got lol! Wiggins is definately plenty if we even get him. I dont see randle or gordon coming to uk. Is the info about wiggins visit true or not?

  75. C"m on Cal
    8:26 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    FSU site is saying Wiggins is a lock for FSU! Said he commited to FSU last week and is just waiting to Announce on tv like Noel did last year. People i know in the program said Wiggins only took this visit so he could tell Cal in person. Two years in a row Cal has missed on the #1 recruit. Maybe cal should start looking at more home grown kids who wont string him along. Polson is the best PG on our team and Cal only took him because he was forced on him.

  76. Bleed Blue
    8:41 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Whoever the guy is that said we only get Wiggins you obviously have no inside scoop. I don’t have a website just a guy about to graduate college who has already met people at AAU tournaments and made friends with the right people. Also the guy that said Randle and Wiggins are alike and just want a paycheck just leave. Randle loves Cal more than any coach, but he is worried about Poythress coming back. I have been told that Randle is leaning UK, and that is from the same person that said Stoops was going to be hired when people were saying McCarthy and other names. Wiggins has always loved UK, but his parents didn’t approve of UK until yesterday when they fell in love with UK and Cal. He is only taking his UNC and KU visits just so he can experience the recruiting process. It is down to FSU and UK no matter what with UK leading now. Now with that said, I have been told for months that Aaron Gordon was a lock for UK, he was just waiting to see who left and stayed to commit. I will go out right now and say that we will get 2 of the last 3 players and that Noel or WCS returns, and as of today I am leaning more of Noel returning.

  77. Bleed Blue
    8:42 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    I meant to add about Gordon, that if Randle commits he stay out west, if Randle goes KU he commits to UK, regardless we are going to be suiting up the greatest college basketball team of all time next year.

  78. Bleed Blue
    8:43 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    Also if you want similar news as to what I have said here go to BBN Wildcats group on Facebook. It is a great group, for UK recruiting in basketball and football.

  79. Bleed Blue
    8:51 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    @71 That is not true. Wiggins and the Twins have no beef with each other. A report said that Randle and the Twins didn’t get along which was just a made up article to try and get views they have actually became good friends and talk all the time.

    @75 Don’t listen to message boards. If you remember back when the Twins were committing Maryland reports were saying they called Cal and told him they were going to Maryland. Think about it why would Wiggins have his parents come all the way from Canada to tell these last 3 schools that he was committing to FSU? It doesn’t make since, they have to take off from work to do that. You a just a troll, you can clearly tell by the way you said everything. Quit trying to get trick people.

  80. Huggs n Kisses
    10:32 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    76. 77. 78. 79. I think I love you!!!! That’s if all this is true of course!! And if it is will you marry me???

  81. rj
    10:43 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    f randle had any confidence he woudn’t worry about alex, that is ifblue had a clue what he was talking about, the same with wiggins.

  82. Bleed Blue
    11:14 pm March 1, 2013 Permalink

    @81 you don’t have to believe what I have to say, but if anybody on here has followed me since before the Twins committed I have been spot on.

    Of course Randle cares about Poythress coming back. Wiggins doesn’t have any competition because we don’t have any SF on this team. Poythress was having to play the 3 spot for awhile, now he is at the 4, which he is much more suited for, that is why he is thriving. The only player that would play the 3 besides Wiggins next year would be Young, Poythress would be 4 with Lee and Kyle coming off the bench. Wiggins would start regardless, but a second year Poythress would be harder to start over for Randle, and also Randle would want to play as much as possible, you would to if you were a top recruit.

  83. Ukbball4eva
    12:49 am March 2, 2013 Permalink

    #76 I don’t have Facebook. Would u consider making a twitter 4 ppl 2 follow u. Like I said earlier sounds like u know ur stuff, and would updates as much as possible… u have any idea y if Gordon like UK so much he doesn’t jus commit and get it over with???

  84. Joe
    1:58 am March 2, 2013 Permalink

    @79, gosh I hope so! I remember the randle stuff too. Just what my buddy said who does really know those folks. I certainly don’t know, you clearly are a lot more on the pulse than I am and I like what I hear! Either way we are gonna be a force next year & hopefully make a little noise this year!

  85. Bleed Blue
    2:30 am March 2, 2013 Permalink

    @83 He is just waiting to see who leaves and who is staying pretty much. He won’t be deciding till the end of this month or early April, but Randle will be committing before him. I will know a lot more of how next years team will be looking in the next 2 weeks because Wiggins will be done with his visits and will sit down with his parents and decide, Randle will most likely be committed to either us or KU and Noel will have his surgery. I will post on a new post when I finally make a twitter account.

  86. obvious
    10:15 am March 2, 2013 Permalink

    I cant believe you guys believe this stuff. Bleed Blue is probably sitting in a recliner laughing right now. Everyone has a source. Maybe he should start his own website.

  87. Bleed Blue
    12:44 pm March 2, 2013 Permalink

    I just created a Twitter account where you can follow me for info like this on Football and Basketball. Twitter handle is @BBN_Wildcats hope to see you following.

  88. coldspringmike
    8:37 pm March 3, 2013 Permalink

    #86 agree with you except Bleed Blue is probably on his smart phone in a bar in Knoxville laughing his azz off.