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Andrew Wiggins reclassification decision on the way

Will Andrew Wiggins forego his junior year of high school and jump up to the class of 2013?

Or will he keep his throne as the best player in the 2014 class and dominate high school basketball for another two years?

An announcement could be just weeks away.

Rob Fulford, head coach at Huntington Prep, told Adam “Ziggy” Zagoria that Wiggins’ parents plan to come down from Canada in the next couple weeks to sit down with him and make a decision about his future.

“Andrew’s really at this point, he doesn’t want to make any decisions without his parents,” Fulford told “He just has to get in front of his parents and they need to have a conversation to get that process started on exactly what it’s going to be.”

With his talent and skills, Wiggins is expected to reclassify and attend college for the 2013-14 college basketball season. He really has nothing to gain by sticking around Huntington Prep for another two years, and Fulford acknowledges that.

“Obviously, he doesn’t need another year of high school to be successful,” Fulford said. “He’s already at an elite level.”

And an elite level talent should go to an elite level program with an elite coach, elite facilities, elite competition, and an elite fanbase.

Like, Kentucky.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

30 Comments for Andrew Wiggins reclassification decision on the way

  1. mike
    11:01 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    hes so overrated its not even funny. he’s no better than doron lamb

  2. TrinityPills
    11:08 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Wait. Dude wants to forego his JUNIOR season?

  3. Brent S.
    11:10 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, because no other school has an elite coach, facilities, competition, and fanbase… Classic example of “He’s ours until he’s not, then we didn’t want him anyway.”

    Many people consider BBN delusional, not “elite”. And the SEC isn’t exactly the best basketball conference in America. Without UNC and IU on the schedule, the competition looks mediocre at best.

    Elite coach, elite facilities, mediocre competition, delusional fanbase*

  4. Jj
    11:16 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    No 3, we can’t help the fact that our competition was mediocre ALL THE WAY TO THE NATL TITLE.

  5. Champ
    11:16 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    3 Yeah except, you have no idea what youre talking about. Are you even a UK fan? What part of 4 straight #1/#2 recruiting classes makes UK fans delusional?

  6. mkgistebow
    11:18 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Your Doron Lamb comparison is laughable, I’ve been watching Wiggins the last couple of years & he’s easily the best hs talent in the country right now-it’s not close. I want him no matter what, sure he might choose another school but we here in Kentucky have gotten used to Cal getting the best & I think he wants wiggins as badly as he’s ever wanted a recruit. This recruiting battle is going to be between us & fsu-I like Cal’s chances against Leonard Hamilton;)

  7. nassau65
    11:41 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Brent S, what part of hanging number 8 is delusional in your book?
    go back to the ville, prick.

  8. crazy
    11:42 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Its so crazy that kids are even allowed to reclassify like this. As a bball fan, sure, go ahead. But as a person, it seems kinda f’ed up that the world could allow kids to leave high school early just to get a head start at making millions. The principal of it all just doesnt sit well

  9. Brent S.
    11:47 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    UK fans are delusional. Ask anyone outside the state of Kentucky and they will agree.

    The same genius logic was used for Oriakhi, Shabazz, Bennett, and Amile this past year. “Why wouldn’t he choose UK?” Everyone is a lock to pick UK, until they don’t, then BBN claims they’re overrated or Calipari didn’t really want them.

    *WHEN* the Harrison Twins pick Maryland, Cal’s recruiting class will be hung out to dry.

  10. emlang08
    11:48 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    #8, look at it this way

    12 Years of school are bulding blocks to your future/career/college. All is a plan to prepare you for life, for your future, and your success in the work place.

    Over and over again very intelligent kids skip grades, elite classes and even take college credits in HS to get a head start to College and their career that would be something utilizing their intelligence.

    On the Flip Side, Professional sports is also a Career path, and why should kids that excel in that department not be allowed to get a head start on that?

  11. theSkinny81
    11:49 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    3 – what part of “Kentucky has the most all-time wins (2090) and the highest all-time winning percentage in the history of college basketball (.763), leads all schools in total NCAA tournament appearances with 52, is first in NCAA tournament wins with 111, and ranks second in NCAA championships with 8, have played in a record 52 NCAA Tournaments, in a record 157 NCAA Tournament games, have a NCAA record 39 Sweet-16 appearances, and a NCAA record 34 Elite-8 appearances, played in 15 Final Fours (tied for 3rd place all time), and has 11 NCAA Championship Game appearances (second all time), leads all schools with 56 20-win seasons, 13 30-win seasons, and is the only school with 5 different NCAA Championship coaches (Rupp, Hall, Pitino, Smith, Calipari)” is delusional to you?????

  12. Brent S is a douchey Cards fan
    11:50 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    jealousy is a nasty thing

  13. theSkinny81
    11:53 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    9 – delusional:

    UofL fans saying Siva is better than Wall.

    UofL fans wanting Siva 4 years over John Wall for one.

    UofL fans projecting Dieng to dominate Davis.

    UofL fans projecting Dieng to be better than Noel (a top 5 at worst NBA draft pick).

  14. ThatsAShame
    11:53 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    8 – would you have a problem if a kid went to college early to become a doctor? What if a talented musician left high school early to enroll in Julliard? 12 years of schooling is a very arbitrary number.

  15. emlang08
    11:53 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    #9 Fan is short for Fanatic, I am sure there are plenty of delusional qualities that accompany any fanatic. currently, we are #1, our recruiting classes have been #1, many kids that chose other schools (Shabaaz, AB, Tony Parker) etc seem to carry some baggage, is it not acceptable to think that they chose these schools because they were not a fit at UK or that Cal “backed off” his recruitment? Happens all the time, see Rajon Rondo, He was a cat because Pitino made him #2 behind telfair.

    That said, there were certainly no delusional UL, UNC, Duke, KU fans???? Royce White, Chane Behanon and Thomas Robinson CERTAINLY were not delusional


  16. AWAT
    11:58 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    If he plays like Doron did this past year, I will be perfectly fine with that.

  17. emlang08
    11:58 am September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Uhhhhh #14, what part did you miss???? Kids enter College early ALL THE TIME.

    CHICAGO — A 21-year-old Chicago man who began college at age 9 and medical school three years later is about to become the youngest person to earn an M.D. at the University of Chicago.

    Sho Yano will graduate this week from the Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology.

    Yano graduated with honors from Loyola University after just three years before starting medical school at age 12. The Chicago Tribune reports that some schools didn’t admit Yano because of concerns that such rigorous training could interfere with his adolescent development.

    Yano is preparing to begin his residency training in pediatric neurology.

    Read more:

  18. Brent S.
    12:01 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    You’ve had 3 good years. Where were you from 1999-2009? 2 sweet 16 appearances? Epic. Legendary teams dont just fall off the map for 10 years. Once Cal leaves and the NCAA sanctions rain down you will go back to the Gillispie years.

  19. theSkinny81
    12:05 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    18 – Tubby: a perfect 16—0 regular season conference record in 2003 (as well as being named national AP Coach of the Year), four SEC regular season championships (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005) and four SEC Tournament titles (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004), with six Sweet Sixteen finishes and three Elite Eight finishes (1999, 2003, 2005). He totaled 100 wins quicker than any other Wildcat coach except Hall of Fame member Adolph Rupp, reaching the plateau in 130 games.

    Smith led the Wildcats to an overall record of 263—83 record for a winning percentage of .760. In his 10 seasons with Kentucky, he averaged over 26 wins per season.

  20. Brent S.
    12:06 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Camby, Rose, Wall, Bledsoe, Kanter, Noel…. all players with baggage that Calipari not only recuited, but signed. Is your argument still that Calipari backs off players with baggage, sir?

  21. theSkinny81
    12:12 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    pretty sure UK wasn’t the only guys recruiting those players.

    re: Shabbazz – UCLA
    Bennett – UNLV
    Purvis – NC State
    etc etc……….

    your arguments are weak. stop hating.

  22. iamthebobcat
    12:15 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    20-can I buy you a sandwich and a soda – sounds like your blood-sugar is a little low.

  23. theWilkman
    12:16 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    No news yet on whether or not he changes his name to “Jodie Meeks Jr.” yet

  24. pcefrog5
    12:21 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    @8. What you have to realize is that a lot of these kids get held back a grade to provide them more time to develop their games. Wiggins turned 17 this past Feb. So based off his age only, he should be entering his senior year of high school. So this is really a matter of them getting caught up to graduate
    with their orginal class anyway.

    This kid is the real deal. With the way he plays the game, he reminds me of MKG but with a whole lot better perimeter game.

  25. crazy
    12:33 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    10. Touche.. And i wasnt saying i had a problem with it by any means. I am a huge cat fan, so if he comes, then hell yeah!

  26. Bobby Knight
    12:44 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    18. I think Ally Tucker wrote and article about this a week or two ago. Looking at the worst periods of the best programs. Your UNC, IU, UCLA, type programs have all had long stretches of low periods. Someone link this joker the article. Also, who do you consider elite that hasn’t had such a period?

  27. Rae
    1:13 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    20. By baggage, most of us mean guys who want to be the “it” guy. Cal gets high talent that plays together. Recruits realize this and either accept it, make it clear they don’t want it which leads Cal to back off, or they choose a place where they can be the “it” guy and get their 30 shots per game, like Shabazz did. Bennett just chose wherever he could be accepted, and Amile was never a lock for UK, more like someone whose recruitment we followed just in case.

    Camby and Rose hid their baggage very well. Cal used them as learning experiences. Wall’s faded and he bought into the system. I still believe Enes was naive, and Noel’s little investigation involved his reclassification and a trip he took with a friend.

  28. Beavis
    1:30 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Brent S,,,,,yep,,,they took their baggage and went right to the NBA and Noel will be close to the number one pick this coming year. The only thing in their baggage is the pile of money the NBA teams are paying them.

  29. Wow!!!
    3:19 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    @1… Are you retarded or something? Or is your eye for talent just that bad? Either way, I’m glad you don’t recruit for us. We’d be as bad as UL

  30. BigBlueFever
    5:39 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    It must really suck to live in Brent’s world…How does he live with all that jealousy built up inside him?