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Bill Self on Andrew Wiggins committing to Kansas (VIDEO)

May 14, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

Kansas capped off an already impressive recruiting class with the nation’s top-ranked player on Tuesday afternoon when Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, Ont.) committed to the Jayhawks over Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina.

Self wasn’t sure where Wiggins would land until he announced it at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

“He brings athleticism, length, scoring ability and he’s also an assassin, an alpha dog and we definitely need that when you have a whole bunch of young kids,” Self said in an interview. “I think he’s going to be not just a good player, but have the chance to be a great one. I know the people that support our program are going to be pleasantly surprised when they see him run and play the very first time he gets the opportunity.”

The 6-foot-7 Wiggins headlines a six-person class entering Lawrence this fall, as Self looks to replace his entire starting five with some of his top recruits and returners such as Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe.

Wiggins averaged 23.4 points and 11.2 rebound this past season for Huntington Prep leading his team to a 30-3 record.

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  1. jrebar88 - May 14, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Biggest TOOL in college basketball. Says he wont schedule Mizzery because they left, yet schedules Colorado. Wont even schedule Wichita St. because he knows KU would lose. KU is a joke.

    • kcroyal - May 14, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Lets go ahead and look up the head to head stats between the two schools…not to mention final fours and national championships. Mizzu is a fucking joke.

      • jrebar88 - May 14, 2013 at 7:26 PM

        Im not even a fan of Mizzery. Dumb ku fans cant read. Go back to Leawood.

  2. kcbaby58 - May 14, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    KU has never been a joke hater. Your dueshyness is why we are glad mizzery is gone.

  3. barkleyblows - May 14, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Once a cheating program always a cheating program.

    KU and Self are a joke… Cheaters

    • jrebar88 - May 14, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      *claps hands*

  4. kcbaby58 - May 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Ahhh here come the cheater comments!!! Fucking jealous trolls. Once again you will see us take the big 12 and move right on threw the big dance. Cheaters lol.

    • jrebar88 - May 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Who is in the Big 12 that will ever challenge them? Oh wait, nobody because its a FOOTBALL conference. Nowhere near the greatness of the A.C.C. TarHeelNation

    • bigmeechy74 - May 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      I was gonna give you a thumbs up until you misspelled “through”

  5. imforbigblue - May 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    If you don’t think self and KU are bunch of cheaters then your on crack. I bet they paid out the ass for Wiggins. Funny how it was UK and FSU the whole time and KU was the super long shot but yet picks them? It’s OK Wiggins was to much of a pussy to come to UK and play with super stars and earn his mins he would rather be the so called man at KU. He has shabazz from UCLA written all over him all hype. If this kid don’t score 20 Plus every game and win player of the year he is super over hype

    • bigmeechy74 - May 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      If you are a Kentucky fan…. You have a lot of nerve accusing another school of cheating

  6. imforbigblue - May 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Yeah UK did that 20 Plus years ago KU is getting calked out for cheating ever couple years douch. Hell your going through it now

  7. imforbigblue - May 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Wheres your come back what about the ticket scam or the gifts getting bought for players or the player who didnt even graduate high school yet was playing for KU in basketball? What about your star PG going to the NBA this year whos AAU coach was paid $5000? Do i need to go on you dirty dirty program

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