North Carolina announced Tuesday night that James Michael McAdoo will return to Chapel Hill for his junior season. If super recruit Andrew Wiggins was waiting to get a clear picture of his finalists, McAdoo’s decision would have been the last major move for him to consider.
The chart below shows how Wiggins would fit in next season at Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State. In the past few days, several national media outlets have released early Top 25 rankings for the 2013-14 season. UK has been No. 1 in all of them. North Carolina has typically been in the back half of the Top 10, and Kansas is usually in the 15-20 range. Florida State has only been mentioned in a few.
Check out the chart (starting lineups are best guesses), and keep reading for the relevant stats on each team:
|Pos||Kentucky||Kansas||North Carolina||Florida State|
|PG||Andrew Harrison||Naadir Tharpe||Marcus Paige||Devon Bookert|
|SG||Aaron Harrison||Wayne Selden||P.J. Hairston||Ian Miller|
|SF||Andrew Wiggins||Andrew Wiggins||Andrew Wiggins||Andrew Wiggins|
|PF||Julius Randle||Perry Ellis||Isaiah Hicks||Okaro White|
|C||Willie Cauley-Stein||Joel Embiid||James Michael McAdoo||Kiel Turpin|
|Alex Poythress (F)||Brannen Greene (G)||Leslie McDonald (G)||Terrance Shannon (F)|
|James Young (G/F)||Jamari Traylor (F)||Brice Johnson (F)||Xavier Rathan-Mayes (G)|
|Dakari Johnson (C)||Conner Frankamp (G)||Kennedy Meeks (C)||Aaron Thomas (G)|
|Marcus Lee (F)||Frank Mason (G)||Nate Britt (G)||Jarquez Smith (F)|
|Kyle Wiltjer (F)||Landen Lucas (F)||JP Tokoto (F)||Terry Whisnant II (G)|
|Derek Willis (F)||Andrew White III (G)||Joel James (F)||Montay Brandon (G)|
|Dominique Hawkins (G)||Desmond Hubert (F)||Boris Bojanovsky (C)|
Returning players: Cauley-Stein (8.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 23.6 mpg), Poythress (11.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 25.8 mpg), Wiltjer (10.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 23.8 mpg).
*UK has not announced whether Jarrod Polson and/or Jon Hood will return.
Newcomers: An. Harrison (No. 3 overall recruit), Aa. Harrison (No. 4), Randle (No. 5), Young (No. 10), Johnson (No. 18), Lee (No. 21), Willis (3-star), Hawkins (3-star).
Returning players: Ellis (5.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 13.6 mpg), Tharpe (5.5 ppg, 3.1 apg, 19.4 mpg), Traylor (2.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 9.6 mpg), White (2.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 5.0 mpg).
Newcomers: Selden (No. 13 overall recruit), Greene (No. 40), Frankamp (No. 44), Embiid (No. 61), Mason (3-star).
Returning players: McAdoo (14.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 29.9 mpg), Hairston (14.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 23.6 mpg), Paige (8.2 ppg, 4.6 apg, 29.2 mpg), McDonald (7.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 17.7 mpg), Johnson (5.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 10.6 mpg), Tokoto (2.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 8.6 mpg), James (2.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 9.4 mpg), Hubert (1.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 9.4 mpg).
Newcomers: Hicks (No. 20 overall recruit), Meeks (No. 50), Britt (3-star).
Returning players: White (12.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 28.9 mpg), Shannon (7.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 21.0 mpg), Bookert (6.5 ppg, 2.4 apg, 21.5 mpg), Thomas (6.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 18.6 mpg), Turpin (5.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 15.8 mpg), Miller (5.3 ppg, 1.9 apg, 18.8 mpg), Whisnant (5.2 ppg, 17.2 mpg), Brandon (3.9 ppg, 19.8 mpg), Bojanovsky (2.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 11.1 mpg)
Newcomers: Rathan Mayes (No. 41 overall recruit), Smith (4-star).
(Note: Recruiting rankings are from Scout.com)