Andrew Wiggins Picks Kansas (with video)

05/14/2013 11:29 AM

The nation’s top recruit, Andrew Wiggins, announced today that he’ll attend the University of Kansas next season. In a small ceremony in front of only classmates and his family, Wiggins chose the Jayhawks over Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina, saying that he had trimmed to two finalists, Kansas and Florida State.

Some have called Wiggins the best high school prospect since LeBron James, but the Canadian small forward has done his best to retreat from the spotlight as he’s established himself as more of a star. Heading into today’s announcement, no coaches had been told of his decision and he told his parents only minutes before.

Here’s the announcement:

Be sure to watch KSTV tonight as we talk with Fox Sports’ Evan Daniels about the decision and how it can affect the power structure of college basketball next season.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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