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.