*Not the type uniform Wing will be wearing at Oklahoma St.
In the not-so-distant past, a young man from Rowan County gave a pledge to Marshall University to join the football team. Some say it was due to his loyalty to Matthew McConaughey films. Others say it was because of their tradition and fairly close connection to the state of Kentucky. I say it doesn’t matter, because Adam Wing will now be joining to the Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team, foregoing playing college football. He plans on being a ‘beast’, now that Pilgrim is gone. Adam was one of the state’s top 2012 quarterback prospects.
Last night, Matthew Hays brought up a similar topic with his cross-sport post, which brought up the interesting idea of imagining Kentucky basketball players doing work on the football field. Now, we’ve got a two-sport high school kid choosing one love over the other, having the opportunity to play both an a pretty high level in college.
“I did a lot of pros and cons,” Wing said. “My first love is basketball. I love basketball and the opportunity to play at a big time level night in and night out. Oklahoma State wants me to come in and take Paige’s spot.”
“Basketball has always been my first love,” Wing said. “My heart says basketball is where it’s at.”
“Coach Ford came down to an open gym last month and watched me play a little bit,” he said. “It means a lot when a head coach comes in and watches me. That sold me right there.”
Evan points out that Adam has yet to even visit OSU’s campus, but will do so soon. Also, he is Travis Ford’s first 2012 commitment, as he was looking for a ‘shooter’, which is what this 6-4 is labeled as .
With Calipari at the helm, we know a lot of in-state kids won’t get the opportunity to grab a UK basketball scholarship offer. It is always good to see in-state kids succeeding elsewhere, no matter what spot. It’s even better to see them succeed under a former Cat. Good luck, Adam.