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Report: A tired Andrew Wiggins cancels his in-home visits this week

Apr 22, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

Jeff Goodman set the college basketball twittersphere ablaze on Monday morning when he tweeted out the following:

Wiggins is being recruited by four schools: Kansas, UNC, Florida State and Kentucky. Kentucky is the only one you don’t see mentioned above. Thus, this means he has to be going to Kentucky because totally the only reason that anyone would ever cancel visits is, like, they know where they want to go, right?

Typically, yes. That would probably be the case.

But there is nothing typical about Andrew Wiggins. And there is nothing typical about his recruitment.

Wiggins doesn’t enjoy the spotlight. He’s exhausted by the recruiting process and the incessant media attention that it gets. He’s spent the past three weeks criss-crossing the country for all-star events. He still hasn’t gotten home from the Nike Hoop Summit this past weekend thanks to flight cancellations. And he’ll still be talking to those coaches by phone.

The kid just wants a break.

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  1. ashutto20 - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Would love for Mr Higgins to be at Unc next year

    • kingghidora - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      Yeah just think how easy the classes are in the African Studies department. No bothering with showing up for class or taking tests or any of that stuff. Heck there isn’t even a syllabus so he could do pretty much anything he wants and still get credit. Go out on dates, play video games, eat hot dogs, – you name it. That A will still be there on his transcript just like all those hundreds of other UNC athletes over the past decade. Hey I wonder if the NCAA is actually going to pretend to rule on that stuff? It would look better if they at least mentioned some fake results. But what do they care what it looks like? It’s UNC. Of course they’ll get a pass. Everyone knows that. Scandals only happen in Kentucky or Alabama. The media is all in a snit about one changed grade at Auburn. They want their title vacated. UNC has 2 on the block but we all know that won’t happen. It’s UNC. They’re on the good guy list.

      I can’t imagine why anyone takes this stuff seriously as corrupt and crooked as it is. I remember Adolph Rupp talking about these same issues 45 years ago. Some things never change. The NCAA tries to destroy UK (and fails) and they protect UNC and Duke from all scandals. Not to mention Ohio St., Kansas, UCLA, Syracuse, etc. etc. If that fake class scandal had happened at UK they would have already torn down Rupp knowing they could never get another UK basketball team to play a game there because there wouldn’t be a UK basketball team. But let UNC do the same thing and nobody even notices. Much anyway.

      Or Google “North Carolina cheated and prospered, now it’s time for reckoning”. Be prepared to laugh yourself silly at how corrupt the NCAA is not to mention UNC.

  2. ashutto20 - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    haha *Wiggins

  3. bifford - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    The kid is acting like he’s trying balance the national budget. Just pick a school, you’ll only be there for roughly a year, and then off to make millions on whichever horrible team tanked their season for you (hello, Bobcats)

  4. mungman69 - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I still think that it’ll be Florida St.

  5. seanb20124 - Apr 22, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Are the in home visits done in his dwelling in Huntington West Virginia

  6. pike573 - Apr 22, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    If he’s so exhausted by the recruiting process why doesn’t just end it by choosing a school.

  7. gmsalpha - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    He’s a Nike man….er, kid. So Kansas is out. But if he doesn’t want the spotlight, he should choose FSU. Kentucky will be the highest profile team, bar none. UNC will always be up there too. Except for Duke/FSU games, he will get less stress in Tallahassee.

  8. cranespy - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    In the final hours in walks Hugs and snatches Wiggins off the table!!! If he doesn’t like all the attention and wants to make a team his…’s easy: The West Virginia Mountaineers….I mean have you ever been to a more special place!?

    • kingghidora - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:53 PM


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