According to Nick Wiggins, their parents want Andrew to attend Florida State University.
Nick Wiggins no longer thinks Kentucky is the best fit for his younger brother and believes his parents want Andrew Wiggins to pick Florida State.
“I think both my parents would like him to go to Florida State University because that’s where my mom and my dad attended school so it would be pretty amazing to see him do that and I believe they would be happy with that decision,” Nick, a junior guard at Wichita State, told SNY.tv during an exclusive interview in the Shockers’ locker room at the Georgia Dome.
He was referring to his parents, former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins, and former Canadian Olympic track star,Marita Payne-Wiggins.
It is very telling if this story is in fact true that the parents would prefer Andrew to follow in their footsteps and attend Florida State. That is clearly the only reason FSU is in the same conversation as programs like Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Reading articles from those three schools, they seem to dismiss the quality of basketball that Florida State can play. Don’t get me wrong–we all know those three schools are better in basketball. But FSU has a team that’s ready to compete at a high level. What people outside of the program fail to realize is that Leonard Hamilton is a master recruiter. Such a masterful recruiter that Hamilton recruited Wiggins’ highly regarded teammate Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Rathan-Mayes and Wiggins would instantly transform FSU from good to great. And we all hope “great” means we can hang a “Wiggins” jersey in the rafters, so that Andrew can finish the job that his parents started.