First he chose Kansas over the rest of the country, and now Andrew Wiggins is choosing Kansas over Canada. The No. 1-ranked player in the class of 2013 is bypassing a chance to represent his home country in order to acclimate himself and his game at the University of Kansas. The news was released via Canada Basketball's official website. Wiggins played for Team Canada in 2010 and 2012; the team took bronze in the U18 FIBA Americas tournament last year. The U19 tournament, which Wiggins is opting out of, takes place in the Czech Republic at the end of June. "[A]t 18 years old, Andrew has a long basketball career ahead of him," said Rowan Barrett, executive vice-president and assistant general manager of Canada Basketball's senior men's program. "Andrew's decision to prepare himself this summer for the upcoming season is a decision we acknowledge. Our team will miss Andrew this summer, but we remain focused on Andrew's long-term development and our organizational goals for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and beyond." While a bummer for Canada, it's a boon for Kansas. Jayhawks fans are already expecting massive things from Wiggins, a phenom of a player with a terrific attitude to match.
Andrew Wiggins won't play for Team Canada this summer
CBS Sports | Jun 11