— Ahhh, the air up there —
This past week, superstar and future #1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins made his way to Lexington to visit Kentucky. In tow were his parents (crucial), Mitchell and Marita Payne. Andrew Wiggins is visiting Kansas today and will be staying through tomorrow’s KU vs. Texas Tech game. Again, he will be taking his parents along.
Wiggins has previously visit Florida State and Kentucky, the two schools many thought to be leaders for his services for some time. Wiggins will finish up his visits by heading to Chapel Hill for the UNC vs. Duke game. After that, the waiting game begins to see how the recruiting process winds down for the No. 1 overall player in the 2013 class.
Check out this Adam Zagoria article containing these quotes from Wiggins about his UK visit this past week:
“The [Kentucky] visit was cool.”
“My parents loved the whole experience, I did as well.
“The game, in particular, was really fun. I appreciate how the fans showed me so much love.”
“We’ve been close for a while [re: Calipari], but it’s getting even better,” he said. “I’m starting to get closer with their current players as well.”
“I haven’t found it yet,” he said, “so I am just waiting for that moment that will convince me it’s the right place.”
We all know that Wiggins is the second coming of LeBron and having him in Lexington would be unreal. However, we also all have been paying close attention to the rumor mill, which has NOT been heavily in UK’s favor recently. One example is this clip of Dave Telep saying Wiggins likely probably wouldn’t sign with the Cats. All signs point to his UK visit going well, but this one seems like a tight-lipped process where no one truly knows what’s next.
Keep your eyes and ears open on this one, as he will be a star for years to come.