Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
No matter where he goes he is going to get the minutes. He will be the first pick of the NBA draft no matter where he goes also. Its a matter of where he thinks he has the best opportunity to win a national championship. Right now with what UK is bringing in next season and with a possible holdover or two from this years team you would have think it would be UK. It's up to him in the end of what he wants.
His minutes at Kentucky would be more limited than his minutes at FSU. So would his shot attempts. If he wants to be The Man, UK isn't the place to be. Even Calipari has used this as a selling point.
And, while you may be right in his focus on a national championship, Wiggins has family (both parents are FSU grads) and friends (Rathan-Mayes is his BFF, IIRC) to consider. I'd love to see Wiggins in Lexington, if only because I really like Calipari and Wiggins is (by all accounts) a great player, but, were I him, I don't know if that pull of a possible 40-0 national championship team is enough.
I do, however, think Calipari's recent musings on a possible unbeaten team in the NCAA is genius. He's separating himself from the rest of the coaches-- go elsewhere and chase a possible NCAA Championship. Come to Kentucky, and chase history. The insinuation is that Kentucky is again somehow above the rest of CBB. (I'm convinced he would have made millions as an ad exec, had he chosen to go into that type of business.) This has to be attractive to those super, ultra-high level prospects he recruits. Not only are we good enough to win an NCAA crown, if enough of us sign together, we could do something no one has done in 35 years.