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Old 04-03-2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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Wiggins, the 18-year-old Vaughan native who is, by all accounts the best non-NBA player in the world, has not yet picked a college destination.

Only Wiggins and one other player — out of 25 at the McDonald’s All-American game — remain undecided, which is why just about all of the other future stars on hand in Chicago this week are trying to get Wiggins to join forces with them next fall.

Florida State, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina are the four schools still in the running.

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Old 04-03-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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What was the point of making this thread? I'm pretty sure Wiggins being undecided is common knowledge and this provided absolutely no insight on the matter.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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carolina if he is really the next MJ :)
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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carolina if he is really the next MJ :)
MJ made his own path. If he is the next great he should follow in no one's foot steps. I don't know much about college basketball, but out of the 4, is Florida the worst?

On that topic I hope he stays #22. I don't like it when good players pick numbers already made legendary. 34 has been repeated too many times, 23 is taken by too many, 3 is common, 1 is common etc.

Picking a number that isn't as famous gives you a chance to make it famous.

And yeah, this thread is kind of useless. The few people that check this part of the forum are already aware that the best high school player is like the only one left undecided.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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He's going to Carolina
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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MJ made his own path. If he is the next great he should follow in no one's foot steps. I don't know much about college basketball, but out of the 4, is Florida the worst?

On that topic I hope he stays #22. I don't like it when good players pick numbers already made legendary. 34 has been repeated too many times, 23 is taken by too many, 3 is common, 1 is common etc.

Picking a number that isn't as famous gives you a chance to make it famous.

And yeah, this thread is kind of useless. The few people that check this part of the forum are already aware that the best high school player is like the only one left undecided.
Yes, Florida State isn't anywhere close to being the same stratosphere as Kentucky, North Carolina, and Kansas in terms of prestige, tradition, success, exposure, etc. However, they're in the running because both of his parents attended Florida State and I believe one of his best friends from his AAU team is going to Florida State.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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MJ made his own path. If he is the next great he should follow in no one's foot steps. I don't know much about college basketball, but out of the 4, is Florida the worst?

On that topic I hope he stays #22. I don't like it when good players pick numbers already made legendary. 34 has been repeated too many times, 23 is taken by too many, 3 is common, 1 is common etc.

Picking a number that isn't as famous gives you a chance to make it famous.

And yeah, this thread is kind of useless. The few people that check this part of the forum are already aware that the best high school player is like the only one left undecided.

i think you mean Florida State, but essentially, yes, they are the worst of his top 4. By far. BUT there are two things to consider that actually might make them favourites:

1) Both his mom AND dad went to FSU and were both star athletes there (his dad average 23 pts and 9 rbs a game over his career at FSU and his mom is a 2 time Olympic silver medalist, 1 in the 4x100 and another in the 4x400). They both have insinuated that they want him to pick FSU.

2) His close friend and fellow Toronto native and teammate from Huntington Prep, Xavier Rathan Mayes, has committed to FSU. Now if that was it I'd say as well that that would just be grasping at straws and not enough to influence him. HOWEVER, Rathan Mayes' dad ALSO went to FSU and played with Mitchell Wiggins (yes, Andrew Wiggins' father) on the 76ers in 1991 and apparently their families are really close still today.

now, him playing at FSU, with Michael Snaer leaving this year, would ensure that he gets most of the shine and gets to play with a close friend AND gets to play in the ACC against top competition. It could be brilliant but also make him fall flat on his face
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He should go to UNC or Kansas, you should never bet your future on a team that went to NIT last season, however much they look stacked.
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He should go to UNC or Kansas, you should never bet your future on a team that went to NIT last season, however much they look stacked.

How is he betting his future on a program? Wherever he goes is just a one year pit stop to a top 3 (likely #1) draft selection.
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He should go to UNC or Kansas, you should never bet your future on a team that went to NIT last season, however much they look stacked.
You bet your future on any program you go to.
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How is he betting his future on a program? Wherever he goes is just a one year pit stop to a top 3 (likely #1) draft selection.

Of course it is a gamble. If he goes to Kentucky he may not win it all, and yet he can only take around 10 shots a game. If he goes to another program he may get 15-20 shots a game, and the team may as well do as good as Kentucky or even better. What will you choose if you were Wiggins?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #14
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Just come to UConn, Mr. Wiggins. One and done or not. UConn
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He should go to UNC or Kansas, you should never bet your future on a team that went to NIT last season, however much they look stacked.

UNC went to the NIT the season after their latest championship as well.
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