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Report: Andrew Wiggins could decide ‘in the next week or so’

May 7, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

Andrew Wiggins

We may finally be nearing a decision in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes.

Wiggins is the best hoops prospect to come thru the high school ranks since Kevin Durant, and possibly since LeBron was still a prep. He’s a freakishly athletic, 6-foot-7 wing that has enough perimeter skill that he may end up being a shooting guard at the next level.

It’s no wonder that every school in the country wants him, but making a decision on where to spend his one-and-done season has not been easy for Wiggins. Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina are all still in the mix, and no one seems to really have a clue what Andrew is thinking.

But we may, finally, have a time table.

Wiggins is from Toronto, but he goes to school at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. And in an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal on Monday, his host mother dropped some hints:

Lesley Thomas said she still does not know the exact date of Wiggins’ reveal, but there are signs that it could be quite soon. Wiggins told her that his mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, is planning to come to West Virginia from Canada to support his announcement. Thomas said that would be “sometime in the next week or so.”

“He said, ‘When I declare where I’m going, my mom is going to be there with me,” Thomas said.

The deadline to sign a letter of intent is May 15th, but if Wiggins waits until after the deadline, he can still sign scholarship papers.

In the meantime, it seems as if Wiggins is passing the days as a normal high school student would. He took over the dance floor at his prom. He played some wiffle ball and he saw Iron Man 3. Oh, and he spent Monday at Walmart.

Getting boxes.

For his shoe collection.

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  1. bifford - May 7, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I don’t care where he goes, as long as it isn’t Kentucky!

  2. kcroyal - May 7, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Rock Chalk!

  3. jkflickinger - May 9, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    You know…I think this kind of thing is just plain wrong, I don’t care at this point whether he comes to UK or not. When you put this much expectations on a kid and this much hoopla over if, when, where he will go, is it any wonder they turn out to be selfish players? They are spoiled from the get go. I’m a Kentucky fan through and through. I totally bleed blue! BUT get over yourselves, kids. Prove yourself in Rupp…THEN I’ll get excited you came to UK becuase I’ll know you came to play…not to be a spoiled bratty “star”. Decide and move on, kiddo.

  4. allen227 - May 12, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Really? It’s that hard of a decision? He’s only staying half a semester anyway. And you media keep hyping and promoting him. We’ll see where he’s at on 5-7 yrs.

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