has been among the most popular names in sports over the last two days, as the Canadian superstar announced his commitment to Kansas.Grant Traylor
, a reporter from The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.V. was the man responsible for breaking the story.
Word began to circulate on Sunday night that Wiggins did not want a major press conference and that Traylor, who is close to Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.)
head coach Rob Fulford, would be the only media member allowed.
That meant that Traylor would have one of the biggest scoops in the history of recruiting coverage. Unsurprisingly, Twitter took notice.
As of Sunday evening, Traylor had fewer than 2,000 followers.
One hour later, he was up to 3,500, according to an article from Adam Zagoria
By Monday at dinner time, he has soared to nearly 10,000 followers, nearly all of whom presumably jumped on board awaiting Wiggins' decision.
The announcement was expected to come around 12:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday. It came at 12:09 p.m., at a time when Traylor's follower count had swelled upward to 17,800.
Traylor's tweet, announcing Wiggins' decision to attend Kansas, was retweeted over 1,800 times.
And that's when the decline started.
Followers began abandoning Traylor in droves.
Three minutes later, he was down to 17,285 followers. By 12:15, his follower count totaled 16,650. One hour after he tweeted Wiggins' commitment, Traylor's follower count plummeted to 13,161.
In the hour following his tweet, Traylor was losing more than one follower every second.
By 10:56 p.m., Traylor's follower count dipped below 10,000-mark. On Wednesday afternoon, he had 8,800 followers, meaning he had lost half of his followers from his high point of Tuesday at lunch time.
Throughout the entire roller coaster process, Traylor kept a good sense of humor.