I turned on SportsCenter at about 12:05 p.m. to find out where Andrew Wiggins decided to go to school and kicked myself for it. Wiggins chose Kansas, incidentally.
I've always thought adults paid way too much attention to where a teenager will attend college. No wonder the kids go overboard with school-announcement drama. We created the environment that allows them to.
Our interest supersedes seniors. Some of us get worked about the direction that special little sophomore is leaning.
The reason I care about Wiggins is because of a conversation I had with a man who works in the NBA. The man watched prospects in an all-star game, and said Wiggins was the first pick in the 2014 draft. Been a long time, he said, since he's seen a high school player as good.
And this isn't a guy who tracks the trajectory of seniors and juniors and sophomores. He's a normal guy. And he knows basketball.
A friend sent me an email before Wiggins' 12:15 or so announcement that Wiggins was going to Minnesota (where I went to school). He's not my friend anymore. Nah. Joke was pretty good.I didn't feel bad about that.
I felt bad for turning on my TV. That's the first time i've ever checked to see where a recruit is headed, and I hope it's the last.