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“You want to win a national championship, come to Kentucky.”

Courtesy of McDonald’s

Courtesy of McDonald's

Courtesy of McDonald’s

The only thing we know for certain in Andrew Wiggins’ recruitment is that we don’t know anything. More than any other recruit, Wiggins has kept his cards close to his chest, and during last week’s McDonald’s All-American game, recruits from the schools involved did their best to influence his decision. We shared a bevy of quotes with you last week, but Zags Blog contributors Jeremy Woo and Daniel Poneman have rounded up a few more that are worth sharing.

Nick Wiggins said that he didn’t think Kentucky would be a good fit for his brother because the number of freshmen coming in might prevent Andrew from making his “own legacy.” How did Julius Randle reason that when he chose the Cats?

“I went because I knew there’d be a lot of other guys every day helping me get better. Whatever I have to do to help my team win, that’s what I’m worried about. There were times when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t start and he was the second pick in the draft, so I don’t think that really matters.”

Randle played on the same team as Wiggins during the McDonald’s All-American game, and said that every time he threw him a good pass or lob during practices or the game, he reminded him that he would get that at Kentucky all the time next year if he committed. And while he tried to refrain from putting any pressure on Andrew, this was Julius’ simple sales pitch:

You want to win a national championship, come to Kentucky. Enough said.”

Enough said, indeed.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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41 Comments for “You want to win a national championship, come to Kentucky.”



  1. ajh
    11:20 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    too bad he’s going to KU….



  2. blueblue
    11:24 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I agree. If you listen to Wiggins himself, he was quoted last week at McDonald’s as saying that he wants to win alot of games in his 1 college season. If it’s truly down to FSU or UK, there’s only one choice. Look at UCLA and Shabazz Muhamid. As great as Wiggins is, 1 player can not do it alone!!



  3. Mike
    11:25 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @1 puhlease >> everyone knows self can’t land the top prospects, and when he does, they flounder or underwhelm.



  4. Dy9asty
    11:26 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins will make his decision on Thursday



  5. blueblue
    11:27 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Cal needs to get busy recruiting some help for Karl Towns for 2014-15. After the magical ride to #9 next season, most if not all the team will be draft picks and we don’t want to be where we were this season. KSR, keep us up with Wiggins, but it’s also time to turn the page!!



  6. bosshogg24
    11:27 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #1 you have no idea where Wiggins is going!



  7. Mike
    11:27 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @4 why do you say that?



  8. Dy9asty
    11:29 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    What ive been told @7



  9. Dy9asty
    11:30 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Also a heavy UK lean



  10. You're An Idiot
    11:36 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins isnt set to announce for 3 more weeks. So him announcing Thurs is the dumbest thing Ive heard.



  11. You're An Idiot
    11:37 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Also no one knows where he’s going



  12. beanie weanies for breakfast
    11:43 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    10 & 11 – maybe you are the idiot! Why the need to call someone out on their opinion? Seems pretty idiotic to think that “NO ONE” knows where he is going.



  13. Blue Hair
    11:48 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Wiggin’s brother said UK isn’t a good fit because Wichita St. has thrown their hat into the ring and started recruiting him. Seems like it was Biancardi that said Wichita St. was pursuing him now. He said it during the high school championship game Saturday.



  14. Tyler
    11:56 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Matt is probably right lol



  15. Tyler
    11:57 am April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Oops wrong thread haha



  16. HeSaidWhat?
    12:10 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Didn’t Wiggins say “he’d shock the world!” with his college choice? Was it someone else? Either way…Wiggins to Wichita State “Shockers”…mark it here! They make another run to the Final Four next year and lose to UK in the Championship game…’oh the irony!



  17. go cats
    12:11 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    3 – I wouldn’t exactly call one NC and another FF in the last 5 years floundering or underwhelming. I’m not a KU fan, but be realistic.



  18. mr. randle
    12:11 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    mr. randle has written about all the checks he can … starting tomorrow it’s time to cash ’em



  19. Awat
    12:13 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @16 That was Gordon. He chose Arizona.



  20. HeSaidWhat?
    12:15 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks #19…I was thinking it was Wiggins.

    Guess I’ll check that one off “my of reasons why Wiggins goes somewhere other than UK” list! LOL!



  21. James
    12:15 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I’d say that Wiggins makes his announcement soon after the Jordan Brand game after his team with the Twins and Randle trash the other team by 15+. His brother said himself that he doesn’t know how well Andrew would mesh at UK. Well, we’ll find that out Saturday night.



  22. N
    12:20 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #19 I believe Nick Wiggins tweeted that his brother would SHOCK the world. I think Nick is just having fun on his brother’s behalf, and they’re getting a kick out of all the craziness that comes from these comments.

    I also agree with #21.



  23. lonnieb
    12:30 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #1
    He is not going to kansas………………maybe UNC but kansas has no shot



  24. cornbreadmafiacook
    12:49 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #2: shabazz muhammad’s ability to carry a team is in no way, shape, or form comparable to wiggins’ ability to carry a team. he’s not 1/2 the player wiggins is.



  25. Ryne
    1:21 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    My thing on Nick Wiggins… If Nick and Andrew’s parents wants Andrew to go to FSU so bad, why didn’t the force Nick to FSU??



  26. Ryne
    1:23 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Well I should have proofed my comment before *wanted and *they. This is for all you English majors that blast others comments



  27. PsychOfMSE
    1:24 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @25: As far as I know FSU didn’t offer Nick Wiggins a scholarship.



  28. Ryne
    1:28 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @27 That would make me a little upset as a parent. They want them, as alumni, to force him to FSU, but didn’t want any part of Nick. If FSU was smart they would have went after Nick in order to get Andrew in the future IMO.



  29. STEVE!
    1:38 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I hope we get him, but I see too many indications he wants to go elsewhere. Months ago it was a foregone conclusion he would pick UK or FSU, then he asked other schools to recruit him. He either wasn’t happy with his options, or wanted more attention, which we have heard over and over he doesn’t want. He also knows who is coming back at UK, so there are no unknowns to stop him from picking us if he wants to. Looks like he’s waiting for the NBA Draft deadline to see who will be back at the other schools.



  30. Eric K
    1:53 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    WIGGINS WILL BE A WILDCAT!! GO CATS!!



  31. huh
    2:12 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    “You want to win a national championship, come to Kentucky. Enough said.”

    UK has won ONE title in the last 15 years



  32. hahahaha
    2:48 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    31. What does that have to do with next year?



  33. David from Bowling Green
    2:52 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone knows that pix is photoshopped.



  34. huh
    3:07 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    32. The quote reads like UK wins the title every year, so if you want to win it you go to UK!



  35. Snl1960
    3:11 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    WE ARE STILL national champions. We do not lose that title until the game is over tonight and someone else gets crowned. Man that makes this Monday morning feel a lot better.



  36. Champs
    3:25 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    You still dont lose the title when the game is over tonight! 2012 will always be UK’s title. They dont defend the title.



  37. M
    3:54 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #31) I understand you’re point and I agree in general. However, why not say 3 in 17 years? You validate your point by deliberately leaving that off.
    The point of Randle’s comments is the team is loaded next year, and the favorite to win the championship next season. If he comes, they’ll win the championship next season. He’s not saying “if you want to win a championship UK is the only place that ever happens”. He’s saying next season they will. A simple comment that you over-analyzed.



  38. Jeffrey
    4:10 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @ 31: They also have 3 in the last 17 years, see I can use any stat that benefits me too.

    UK will always be in the discussion for the title, sure, they’ll have a down year here and there just like any program. But for the most part, UK will be in the discussion. So what Mr. Randle said wasn’t totally out there.



  39. IcemanJ
    4:29 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Just my feeling, but I don’t think we get him. It reminds me too much of Harrison Barnes and Shabazz’s recruitment.



  40. Big Al
    6:00 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Good Call 28



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