Andrew Wiggins has already decided that he's leaving Kansas after his freshman year

Andrew Wiggins has said what we already knew: He's definitely a one-and-done

11/1/13 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Oct 29, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots a free throw during the first half of the game against the Pittsburg State Gorillas at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsAndrew Wiggins is viewed as the best can't-miss NBA prospect since LeBron James. If he didn't absolutely have to wait one year before entering the NBA Draft, he would have been the first overall pick last year.

So in all reality, it's not a surprise that he has admitted that he's already planning on leaving Kansas after his freshman season.

Still, the charade that is NCAA basketball continues to look like more of a joke, with the "student-athlete" myth getting shattered once again.

The rule that forces players to wait a year after high school before entering the NBA is overall a decent idea, since it eliminates the influx of high school players who are clearly not ready for the NBA. But with a guy like Wiggins, what's the point of forcing him to pretend he's even remotely interested in academics just to find his way onto the roster at Kansas?

It's clear that he's there for basketball. No more, no less. And honestly, that's fine. But why are we continuing to act like college basketball (and other sports) is all about the education, and sports are just secondary?

Wiggins is doing what's best for him, and that's fine. But is this really the best way to go? Should the NCAA just be a filter to funnel guys into the NBA? Or should it really be a place where young men get an education and then also play basketball? Where do we draw the line?
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