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As you’ve probably heard by now, Andrew Wiggins is a Kansas Jayhawk. On Tuesday, the No. 1 basketball player in the country, who some say is the best high school hoopster since LeBron James, elected to become a Jayhawk, choosing the school over offers from Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina, Nike and Reebok.
Ok, so I’m obviously kidding about the last two, but Tuesday did wrap up one of the wildest recruitments in recent college basketball history, one which seemingly started in the Mesozoic era and ended with everyone in the college basketball world left clueless as to which school Wiggins would choose. In the process it turned John Calipari in a rumbling, stumbling tweeting mess on Tuesday morning, and even led Bill Self to say afterward, “we never had any idea which way he was leading.”
And really, doesn’t that last sentence tell you how crazy these last few months have been? When the best recruiter in the history of college basketball is forced to sell the virtues of his program through social media, and the coach who ultimately signed the same kid had no idea he was coming, well, that’s when you know things got weird.
They certainly did get weird with Andrew Wiggins.