Well, the Big 12 hoops title race just got a bit more convoluted and a lot more interesting, even if we are months away from tipping off.
Andrew Wiggins, the nation’s top prospect, who had been stalling on his commitment for months, finally announced his decision on Tuesday afternoon. He could have gone to any school in the country. He went with Kansas.
Check the highlights above. Then watch them again.
I’m not big on crowning incoming prospects as immediate stars, but this seems like a rare enough case where you can make an exception, especially when you consider what Marcus Smart did to the league as an 18-year-old last season.
Bill Self and the Jayhawks are losing all five starters from their team a season ago.
But the incoming six-man class, which now includes this 6-foot-7 one-and-done highflyer, is compiled of three four-stars and three five-stars. Click here for a quick look at the list.
Oklahoma State, which brings back the conference’s top three returning scorers and the reigning conference player of the year, is still the likely preseason favorite.
But man, is this Big 12 hoops race going to be interesting. And man, I can hardly wait for the battles between these two top teams and their stars (Andrew Wiggins v Marcus Smart).
The league’s been down the past couple years. Not in 2013-14.