Originally posted on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 1/22/13
Anyone who has gone through the recruitment process at any level knows the most stress is felt by the player involved. You have everyone telling you their opinion on what to do about your future. Your life’s goals are going to be altered by where you decided to go to college. Andrew Wiggins may be the most highly touted recruit since LeBron James, and now the recruiting process may be effecting him negatively.   While it is a blessing to have your choice of basically any college program you wish to go begging you to play basketball for them, the stress of decision making weighs heavily on the mind of young Andrew Wiggins. The lack of inner peace has taken a toll on him, and his game. His high school coach recently said in an interview that Andrew is frustrated, sick, and his shots are not falling like last year. Wiggins is regarded as the #1 player in the 2013 class, with Florida State and Kentucky being the leaders for his services. His coach also explains in the interview that Andrew knows these schools need answers, and he has a hard time making decisions. He feels that Andrew knows where he wants to go, but struggles with finalizing his thoughts.   Kentucky commit and the #3 player in the 2014 class, Karl Towns has felt the same pain as Andrew Wiggins. While Towns was originally in the 2015 class, like Wiggins, he has the grades to graduate early and will enter college when he’s supposed to be a high school senior. As a sophomore, Towns has already committed to Kentucky because of how stressful the recruiting process is. Now that Towns has chosen Kentucky, he can focus on the rest of his high school career and get his peace of mind back.   While Wiggins will probably wait until the spring signing period to make his decision, he may not even hold a press conference. It could be just a simple text, and that’s it. The kid does not like the attention. With that being said, does that hurt Kentucky’s chances of making him a Wildcat? Currently, Wiggins is somewhat sheltered by living and playing basketball in Huntington, W. Virginia, and that allows him to be a normal kid. Once that is over, he will not be able to hide. Florida State is better known as a football school, his parents are both alums, and he would not have the pressure of a fan base like the Big Blue Nation watching his every blink. Wiggins hates talking about it, and nobody knows except him what he will do.   I really hope Wiggins will be able to find some inner peace, and be able to be as much of a kid as he allows himself to be. In a society where you are ranked and graded before you leave middle school, the recruiting process has become a brutal and taxing process on these young kids. As big as they are, we all have to be reminded they are still 16-17-18 year old kids. Good luck to Andrew Wiggins and all of the talented young men and women who are going through this brutal process.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dallas Cowboys' team employee bus involved in fatal crash

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

WATCH: Cam Newton get blocked by a girl playing volleyball

Russia avoids complete ban from Rio Olympics by the IOC

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Baseball's top prospect called up to majors by Astros

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

Cristiano Ronaldo spars with Conor McGregor in gym

Adam Silver is the new standard-bearer for league commisioners

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

Eight most significant injuries going into NFL training camp

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker