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Andrew Wiggins will announce his decision Tuesday afternoon

May 12, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

We now know when the nation’s top-ranked recruit will announce his decision.

As reported by Huntington (W.Va.) Prep head coach Rob Fulford via Twitter, Andrew Wiggins will formally announce his decision Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. While it will be a press conference, only one reporter will attend in addition to Wiggins’ parents, coaches and teammates.

The final four schools in the running for Wiggins’ services are Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Where will Wiggins end up? That’s anyone’s guess, as the native of Thornhill, Ontario has kept a low profile throughout the recruiting process.

Both of Wiggins’ parents attended Florida State, and Huntington Prep and CIA Bounce (his AAU team) teammate Xavier Rathan-Mayes has signed to attend the ACC school as well. The Seminoles missed the NCAA tournament just one year after winning the ACC title (the league recognizes its tournament champion as the official champion) and needs to replace leading scorer Michael Snaer.

As for Kansas, the Jayhawks lose four seniors (Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young) as well as wing Ben McLemore, who is expected to be a lottery pick in this June’s NBA Draft after playing one season in Lawrence.

Head coach Bill Self has a five-member recruiting class thus far, one that features intriguing 7-footer Joel Embiid and wings Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene.

Kentucky has already reeled in a recruiting class that some analysts have proclaimed to be the best ever, as it features the Harrison twins and forwards Julius Randle and James Young (center Dakari Johnson as well). John Calipari also welcomes back Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress and Kyle Wiltjer.

As for North Carolina their best additions to date may have been the decisions of P.J. Hairston and James Michael McAdoo to return to Chapel Hill. Point guard Marcus Paige also returns, and Roy Williams’ incoming class includes forward Isaiah Hicks and center Kennedy Meeks.

One of these four schools will receive a major boost to its national title hopes Tuesday afternoon. Who will it be?

Raphielle can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

  1. bifford - May 12, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    It’s going to be Florida St most likely.

  2. collegenumber19 - May 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    It will be Kentucky.

  3. kingghidora - May 13, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    No one knows except Wiggins and maybe his family and possibly his coach. He would benefit the most from going to UK. Other teams won’t be able to assign 3 players to guard him like they would at FSU. Kansas is in a serious down year too so again he will face a massive amountel of attention directed at stopping him. UNC is in the middle of a major scandal (if the NCAA doesn’t decide to play coverup again i.e. Corey Maggette). He can go to UK and be part of history. They may well go undefeated with him on the roster. He won’t face even a double team all year except maybe in short situations. He will be free to work one on one and he will have the best PG in the nation to get him the ball. And as we all know UK has a direct pipeline to the head of the NBA draft. It is certainly in his best interest to go to UK.

  4. dgbk - May 13, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    all the choices suck but UK, because it is a magical wonderland lol… if he is as good as advertised he will be fine wherever he decides. he may well end up picking uk but let’s not act like those other places are falling apart. UK had a very down year so he will be joining other unknowns on a NIT loser.

  5. mungman69 - May 13, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    Maybe a surprise school. Florida? VCU?

  6. ayeyaiyai - May 13, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    My son graduated from UK and I know the program and the people that make it so successful, athletically and academically. It wasn’t long ago I saw Rondo there completing some classes to get his degree. I have been to Tallahassee, Lawrence, Ks., and North Carolina and know Andrew Wiggins will evaluate what he needs and wants without a lot of undue influence. Whatever school he chooses, we know, he will be drafted high on the list and it is only a matter of how much he wants to learn and how much hardware he wants to put in the trophy case before he reaches the NBA. High school and AAU teammates don’t really matter, as those friendships go on long after they reach the NBA. So, Basketball Fans, let’s cheer for Andrew and wish him well in whatever choice he makes. Good Luck, Young Man!

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