We all knew that Andrew Wiggins – arguably the best basketball prospect since LeBron – was going pro after his one year at Kansas. But now we know he’s getting the call up after one year. Per ESPN The Magazine, Wiggins himself said that he’ll be donning an NBA jersey in a year’s time.
“Wiggins was asked what he’s enjoyed most since he arrived at Kansas.
‘I would say just being able to enjoy my last year of school,’ Wiggins said.
“The 6-foot-8 wing is widely considered a lock to be the top pick in the 2014 draft if he declares.”
He was asked his goals for this season.
“Win another championship, a national championship,” he said. “Follow in Anthony Bennett’s footsteps of going No. 1.”
So, fans of Philadelphia, Phoenix, Boston, Utah and whatever other teams are hitting the self-destruct button: you have a solid chance at getting your man, while providing the alpha dogs the equivalent to bye games (Philly over Miami aside).
And if you don’t get Wiggins?
Marcus Smart – who, in the same article, is taking a “show and prove” stance towards the Wiggins circle-jerk – Jabari Parker and any one of Kentucky’s incredible froshes will make a great consolation prize.