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SLAM Magazine tells the story of Andrew Wiggins

He’s the best high school player in the country and arguably the best since LeBron James. He’s considering reclassifying to the class of 2013 so he can start his college career early, likely at either Kentucky or Florida State. He’s Andrew Wiggins from Huntington Prep, and he’s the subject of SLAM Magazine’s latest piece, simply titled, “Let’s Go.”

Have an excerpt:

Some speculate that he may go to Kentucky and play for John Calipari, who has coached three of the last five first overall NBA Draft picks. Others say that he might choose Florida State, his father’s alma mater. Those close to Wiggins say that where he goes to school isn’t important.

“It doesn’t really matter where he goes, to be honest with you,” says Mike George, an assistant coach with Canada’s Global Challenge team and co-director of CIA Bounce, a Canadian AAU outfit. “He’s at a level where he can play whether you push the ball or play more in the half court. His athletic ability helps him create for his teammates; it’s a characteristic like LeBron has.”

One thing that makes Wiggins’ situation dissimilar to LeBron’s is that Wiggins has to go to college, while LBJ had the luxury of being able to skip school. He’s already Canada’s most celebrated schoolboy baller ever and doesn’t even go to school there anymore. He ranked at the top of most major rankings for the Class of 2014, and many goes as far as to call him the best player in high school, period.

Read all about the kid who sits atop Kentucky’s wish list here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

10 Comments for SLAM Magazine tells the story of Andrew Wiggins



  1. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    1:41 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    It doesn’t matter where he goes if he is okay with being a top 8 pick. However, if he wants the best shot at a number one pick, there is only one college choice.



  2. theSkinny81
    1:51 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    so basically he should come to Kentucky to get used to the stardom before he gets to the NBA.

    and why go to a school thats second behind football in FSU?



  3. chris
    2:09 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope we get wiggins but he will choose whatever school he wants to play at because it doesn’t matter if he goes to UK or to mcneese st he will be the first pick.



  4. gossie21
    2:28 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    “It doesn’t really matter where he goes, to be honest with you,”

    Signed,

    Josh Selby, CJ Leslie, and Harrison Barnes



  5. 84Cat
    2:33 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    ^ …and Xavier somebody



  6. The Oval Office
    2:34 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    I trust Calipari.



  7. David
    3:15 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    Did he ever decide if he was going to reclassify for 2013 or not?



  8. Drew Franklin
    4:53 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    “This guy is an absolute and total lock to reclassify and attend UK.”



  9. Malarchy
    4:55 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    “It doesn’t really matter where he goes, to be honest with you,”
    Tell that to Demar Derozen.



  10. Duke Sucks
    10:01 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    I thought MKG was the best since LeBron, no it was Parker,no Shabaz ah hell I forgot which one it was? Here is a idea just let these kids be their self. I don’t know if MKG was the second coming of LeBron but I do know he was a hell of a player just them be. I do think all the hype Definatly hurt Barnes people just expected too much out of the kid. He was a good player just had attainable expectations.