Jayhawk to Jay Z could soon be the narrative for Kansas' Andrew Wiggins.
The Big 12 Freshman of the Year, regarded in some circles as the No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA draft, is reportedly choosing between Jay Z/Roc Nation Sports and Bill Duffy, who represents Joakim Noah, Rajon Rondo, Klay Thompson and Greg Oden, according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW and Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. Haynes also reported that LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, had been rumored to be in possible conversations to represent the 19-year-old, but Haynes said he was informed Paul never recruited Wiggins.
Wiggins officially declared himself eligible for the draft this past Monday. If he does in fact go No. 1 in June, ahead of teammate Joel Embiid and Duke's Jabari Parker -- two household names also mentioned as potential No. 1 selections -- it would mark the second consecutive season in which a Canadian has been drafted first overall; the Cavaliers' Anthony Bennett, a Toronto native, was selected by Cleveland out of UNLV last year.
Landing Wiggins would be another big-name signing for the recently launched Roc Nation agency. Formed in 2013, Roc Nation Sports already boasts a number of high-profile clients, including Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder -- who called Wiggins a potential future Hall of Famer -- Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners and Geno Smith of the New York Jets.
Hearing Wasserman is close to signing Marcus Smart for representation. As for Wiggins, hearing Jay Z and Bill Duffy are leading candidates. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) April 1, 2014