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Andrew Wiggins setting himself up to reclassify

Andrew Wiggins is entering his 2012-13 school year at Huntington Prep as a junior, but he’s taking the necessary coursework to reclassify, if that’s the route he chooses to take. According to his AAU coach, Wiggins is putting himself in a position to graduate next spring if he needs to.

“As of right now, he’s 2014, and if he decides to change it, he’s put himself in position if he wants to change it,” Mike George said in a phone interview with Steve Jones, now of the Courier-Journal. “He is going to take the courses regardless. … That leaves him with the option if he decides to do it, even if he doesn’t.”

George said it’s a difficult load but he expects Wiggins to handle it. He also said Wiggins will take college entrance exams soon, although he doesn’t see any urgency from the young star to enroll in college early.

“He’s a kid, man. He’s a kid at heart. He enjoys high school. He’s just having fun. … He enjoys being a kid. The other stuff that comes with college and the NBA life, I don’t think he’s really in a big hurry to rush into that.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

13 Comments for Andrew Wiggins setting himself up to reclassify

  1. Assassin number 2
    3:07 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink


  2. Ethan James McCollum
    3:20 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    1. I think I’m missing something? Lol.

    Anyway, I don’t quite know the effect it would have on Kentucky basketball recruiting if he reclassified or not, regarding if it would still be a great shot to get the Harrison twins, chances with Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, etc. Either way, I’m sure it would be amazing to have Wiggins at Kentucky. I think we will be fantastic in the 13-14 season with or without Wiggins, so if we score enough top recruits, it wouldn’t break my heart to see Wiggins stay in the 2014 class.

  3. John Wall
    3:25 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Stay in school kid, enjoy it while ya can..theres always a spot for you at UK

  4. Jimmy McNulty
    3:39 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    That’s Avon Barksdale not Andrew Wiggins.

  5. Gold Standard
    3:45 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that 33.33% of the players that Calipari has sent to the league were drafted in the top 5! 9 out of 27! Wow!

  6. Gold Standard
    3:49 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    and 11.11% were #1 overall

  7. barn
    4:00 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    he must be rich or have a great after school job by the looks of those rocks in his ears

    4:06 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Go see these guys play in dec. at Marshall County High School Hoop Fest. see this link

  9. bmt22033
    4:17 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    @3 – I agree. While you’re young, you only wanna grow up (and vice versa). College and the NBA will still be here when he’s done being a kid.

  10. JayCee
    4:34 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    You guys gonna cover the Jay Woods selection?

  11. RYNO
    4:46 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    7) Damn. You must have the keenest eye in the jewlery business. To be able to tell if a diamond’s real from a .jpg on a computer is truly a gift. BTW- I have a trunk full of 100% legit diamonds I’m looking to unload. Hit me up if you’re interested.

  12. Jim
    6:01 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Is he carving UK in his do?

  13. Orangello
    10:00 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I really dont care which year he comes to KY….as long as he comes to KY! Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, come to KY. With a cherry on top.