Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
While the basketball world waits for Andrew Wiggins to make an announcement on his college choice, his brother says no decision has yet been made.
“The days are counting down,” Nick Wiggins, Andrew’s older brother and a junior at Wichita State, told SNY.tv. “When he is ready to make his decision he will make it.”
The NCAA late signing period runs through May 15, meaning Andrew Wiggins could sign a Letter of Intent through that date. If he were to make his decision after that date, he could just sign scholarship papers.
The 6-foot-7 Wiggins is considering Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina. He figures to be one-and-done and is projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
He recently cancelled a series of in-home visits with the head coaches at North Carolina, Kansas and Florida State because he was exhausted following appearances in the McDonald’s, Jordan and Nike Hoop Summit games.
Kentucky coach John Calipariwas the last head coach to meet with Wiggins, having done so before Wiggins left for the McDonald’s Game.
Wherever Wiggins goes, he figures to have a major impact.
“You know what? Any school that he goes to, they’re gonna make that program revolve around him, you know what I mean?” Nets forward Kris Joseph, a fellow Canadian, told SNY.tv.
“My thing is, any school you go to, you want to leave some type of a legacy. You don’t want to go somewhere, even if it’s just for one year, where you don’t have a chance of making the tournament. It’s hard to do that with one player. You want to go to a school where you have some guys you could surround yourself with to make a great run and play great basketball.”
Nick Wiggins said at the Final Four that he believed his parents wanted Andrew to pick Florida State, their alma mater, although he said the family would be happy for him wherever he landed.
Wherever he lands, Wiggins could become the greatest player Canada has ever produced.
“He could be, he definitely could be with his game,” Joseph said. “A talent like that only comes around every so often and he definitely has ‘it.’ I’m just glad that there’s another Canadian kid out there getting that type of recognition. It’s great for him and it’s great for Canadian basketball.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.