Today, Evan Daniels confirmed the rumors we’ve been hearing for a few days: Andrew Wiggins won’t attend Midnight Madness. Wiggins will take advantage of a three-day weekend and return to Canada to visit his family, which may be his last chance to do so before his season is over.
However, the news isn’t all bad. Wiggins says he plans to visit Lexington for a game early this season, so don’t stop practicing those chants just yet.
Also missing out on Friday’s festivities: Julius Randle, whose mother told the Herald-Leader on Tuesday that he will stay in Texas to attend his school’s homecoming dance instead. (Hey, you don’t get those memories back.) Randle visited Lexington back in September for the Alumni Game.
Don’t despair, there are still plenty of recruits to fawn over. Here’s the VIP guest list (so far):
Andrew Harrison (committed)
Aaron Harrison (committed)
Derek Willis (committed)
Let’s give them a good show.