Top Recruit Andrew Wiggins Chooses Kansas

Top Recruit Andrew Wiggins Chooses Kansas

Top Recruit Andrew Wiggins Chooses Kansas

words // Brandon Richard

“Freakishly gifted athlete.” “Impossible to guard.” “The best NBA prospect since LeBron James.”

Andrew Wiggins Chooses Kansas (1)Those are just some of the items you’ll find on a scouting report about Canadian prep star Andrew Wiggins, now the newest member of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.

Wiggins announced his decision earlier today, choosing Kansas over Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State. He now becomes the crown jewel of a very strong six-man freshman class assembled by coach Bill Self.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Wiggins is the son of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and track & field runner Marita Payne. After making a name for himself at Vaughn Secondary School, Wiggins transferred to West Virginia’s Huntington Prep in Fall 2011. Recruiting started to rev up last October when he reclassified from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2014.

At Huntington Prep, Wiggins was named the 2013 Naismith Prep Player of the Year and 2013 Gatorade Boy’s Basketball National Player of the Year. He’s gone on to compete at several postseason All-Star games, including the McDonald’s All American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit.

Many figure Wiggins will be a “one-and-done” and enter next year’s NBA Draft after one season at Kansas. However, Jayhawks fans have reason to be excited about landing the most heralded recruit in years and another shot at a National Championship.

How do you think Wiggins’ decision changes the landscape of college basketball? Do the “one-and-done” seasons take some of the luster off of these types of announcements?

Jayhawk Nation can celebrate today’s announcement by gearing up for the new season here at Eastbay.

Andrew Wiggins Chooses Kansas (2)

Andrew Wiggins Chooses Kansas (3)

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NCAA Watch: Player Spotlight – Morris Twins

NCAA Watch: Player Spotlight – Morris Twins

NCAA Watch: Player Spotlight - The Morris Twins Markieff #21 and Marcus #22

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Over the years, the Kansas Jayhawks seem to always have a significant presence in the paint. The last few years, they’ve doubled up on inside presence thanks to the Morris twins. Marcus stands about 6-foot, 9-inches and weighs about 235 pounds, while his brother Markieff stand a smidge taller at 6-foot, 10-inches and weighs in at 245 pounds.

The brothers combine to be one of the most effective duos in college basketball, and this year, which is their junior year, has been the best yet. Marcus is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Markieff is right behind him with 13.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. It has resulted in the Jayhawks’ seventh consecutive regular season conference title and their second consecutive Big 12 Tournament title.

Thus far in the tournament, they’ve led Kansas to easy victories over Boston and Illinois. One of this year’s Cinderella stories is their next task, the Richmond Spiders.

Check out some of the footwear below from their careers at Kansas.

NCAA Watch: Player Spotlight - The Morris Twins

Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris in the adidas TS Beast.Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris in the adidas TS Beast Kansas PE.

Markieff Morris in the adidas TS Beast.Markieff Morris in the adidas TS Beast.

Marcus Morris in the adidas Crazy 8.Marcus Morris in the adidas Crazy 8.

Markieff Morris in the adidas Crazy 8.Markieff Morris in the adidas Crazy 8.

Marcus Morris in the adidas TS Bounce Commander.Marcus Morris in the adidas TS Bounce Commander.

Marcus Morris in the adidas TS Cut Creator.Marcus Morris in the adidas TS Cut Creator.

Marcus Morris in the adidas TS Commander Lite.Marcus Morris in the adidas TS Commander Lite.

Markieff Morris in the adidas TS Creator.Markieff Morris in the adidas TS Creator.

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