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Could Andrew Wiggins Miss McD’s Game?

This kid is ridiculously good at basketball.

We all know that Andrew Wiggins is the most desired recruit in the country right now, even though he is two years removed from joining any college team.

For now.

The biggest rumor circulating the scouting circuit is that Andrew Wiggins will reclassify to the class of 2013. Our ol’ pal Adam Zagoria posted this blog raising a valid issue: If Andrew Wiggins doesn’t reclassify soon, he could be next in the list of No. 1 players to miss the McDonald’s All-American Game. The McD’s game is by far the most prestigious and sought-after all-star game for high school kids in the country. Right behind it is the Jordan Brand Classic, but there is a reason that being a ‘burger boy’ is one of the highest accomplishments for graduating seniors.

But that’s the issue — you have to be, officially, a graduating high school player (within 4 years) to be eligible for the game. In recent memory, a couple of high profile No. 1 players have missed the McDonalds game. And both of those players chose to go to Kentucky. Both John Wall and Nerlens Noel were not eligible to participate in the McDonald’s game. Wall’s situation had to do with him being fifth-year kid in prep school, while Noel’s situation mirrors exactly with Wiggins’. Noel reclassified a bit late after months of debate, and he did meet the all-star game’s requirements.

Could Wiggins be the next UK guy to miss the game while also being the No. 1 overall player in his class? There is no doubt at this point that this phenom will be the top player, whichever class he ends up in. Hopefully he makes a decision soon, so that he can shine in the nation’s best all-star game, as his talent deserves.

Article written by Chris Thomas

9 Comments for Could Andrew Wiggins Miss McD’s Game?

  1. Rambo
    4:09 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    The only thing he needs from McDonalds is a happy meal! Go BBN!

  2. Suffo-Cats
    4:13 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    I just got my Andrew Wiggins tattoo so I hope he chooses the Cats. If not I’ll have to figure out a clever way to change Wiggins to Harrison.

  3. Gold Standard
    4:17 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    Better tuck that in…sorry couldn’t resist…#tripwire

  4. Brian in burlington
    4:21 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    is it just me or does he look alot like Jodie Meeks (Witness!)

  5. CATS
    4:36 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    I read that the reason Nerlens missed is because he reclassified too late. He reclassified in February, but they had already voted for the Mcdonald’s all-americans in January. Therefore, he couldn’t play.

  6. Maxx Weinberg
    4:39 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t Wiggins Canadian? I thought it was the McDonald’s all AMERICAN game.
    Kids got talent and would love to see him play in it though

  7. Kyle Wiltjer
    5:56 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    They got McDonalds in Canada too eh!

  8. ScottfromhisTractor
    8:24 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    looks like jodie meeks to me every time I see his picture

  9. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    9:53 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    6 – He plays high school ball in West Virginia. My question is, this was worth a post?