If the basketball was uninspiring for Wiggins, what the talented forward witnessed in the stands was likely a lot more enticing.
One row of female Florida State students spelled out "WE WANT WIGGINS" across their white shirts. A group of older women waved signs urging Wiggins to sign with the 'Noles. Florida State's cheerleaders even brandished a pair of clever signs taking jabs at Kentucky, one of which read "Seminoles hunt Wildcats" and the other of which read "FSU has hotter girls."
This spring, when Wiggins makes his decision, we'll see whether the Florida State crowd's attempt to charm the Ontario native had any effect.
So let me get this straight, Florida State is in hot water for using cheerleaders to help lure a top recruit to their program. Like am I missing something here? This is would be like the Yankees being in hot water for using money to sign free agents. Just makes no sense on any level. I mean this has been going on as there has been sports. Heck this has probably been going on since the beginning of time. When cavemen were trying to recruit young, strong hunters they probably used their hottest, least hairy women as bargaining chips. Now again, most of my basketball recruiting knowledge comes from the movie He Got Game but I can say with 99% certainty that this happens to all top recruits at all top colleges. And it's not like Florida State has a dominant basketball program. In fact that game this kid and his dad went to see saw FSU lose to Florida by like 40 points. So what did Florida State do? Played to their strengths. Which is key in all walks of life. Like since my post college metabolism fell off a cliff I put on weight quicker. BUT I grow a killer beard to cover a second chin. Bingo bango problem solved. So I can't see any way FSU should have to apologize for this. This is how dynasties are built. One sexy co-ed and bag of unmarked bills at a time.
PS: This story is also why if I ever have a daughter I'm locking her in the house until she's 50.
Double PS: One of the most awkward moments in the life of Young Jon? My dad taking me to see He Got Game when I was 12. Great movie, but the content was a little, shall we say, risque for a 12 year old Catholic kid. But I was desperate to see it because Ray Allen was starring in it! So here go father and son on a bonding trip expecting to see the next Space Jam and instead I learned about drugs and the flesh trade. Not saying it wasn't informative, just a little uncomfortable.