Andrew Wiggins, a 6-foot-7 small forward and the top player in the senior class, has signed a national letter of intent with the Kansas Jayhawks after also considering Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins, the best Canadian prospect since Steve Nash, averaged 23.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists for Huntington Prep in West Virginia last season after growing up in Toronto. He was named the Naismith High School player of the year.
"I'm looking forward to getting there and just doing my thing," Wiggins said.
May 23 | Read More
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE ALL-USA PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Andrew Wiggins | G-F | Huntington (W.Va.) Prep | 6-8, 205 | Undecided
Rest of the first team:
Aaron Harrison | G | Travis (Richmond, Texas) | 6-5, 215 | Kentucky
Jabari Parker | F | Simeon (Chicago) | 6-8, 240 | Duke
Julius Randle | F | Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) | 6-9, 245 | Kentucky
Jahlil Okafor | C | Whitney Young (Chicago) | 6-10, 270 | Undecided (is a junior)
April 17 | Read More
Andrew Wiggins has several fans -- including Carmelo Anthony.
"I like him," Anthony said after watching the 6-foot-7 Wiggins, the No. 1 college basketball prospect in the nation, score 19 points and grab five rebounds in the Jordan Brand Classic on Saturday night at Barclays Center.
"I saw him last summer in Vegas. He looked really good."
Many NBA talent-evaluators believe Wiggins would be the top overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft if he was allowed to skip college.
April 14 | Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Andrew Wiggins wanted to step up his game after moving from his native Canada to play basketball at a prep school in West Virginia.
No problem there.
The next step is more difficult - choosing a college to showcase his talents.
The Toronto-born Wiggins received the Gatorade Boys National Basketball Player of the Year award Wednesday, adding to the Naismith Foundation national honor he received last month.
The 6-foot-8 senior is the first Canadian to win the Gatorade award.
March 28 | Read More
Andrew Wiggins’ reaction when he was named 2012-13 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year during a surprise visit from Alonzo Mourning this morning was more fitting of the kid who grew up playing basketball in Canada than the teenager who has become famous at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep.
In the middle of a yawn during class, Wiggins nearly leapt from his chair.
March 28 | Read More
HUNTINGTON -- Huntington Prep's Andrew Wiggins walked into his class at 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, expecting to learn about history.
Instead, Wiggins walked into the class at St. Joseph Central Catholic School and became a part of history.
Wiggins, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Huntington Prep boys basketball phenom, was met in class by seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Alonzo Mourning, who presented him with the 2013 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year trophy.
March 28 | Read More
CHICAGO (March 21, 2013) — In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep. as its 2012-13 Gatorade West Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Wiggins is the second Gatorade West Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Huntington Prep.
March 21 | Read More
HUNTINGTON — It’s been quite a few days for Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins.
On Saturday, Wiggins enjoyed a milestone by celebrating his 18th birthday.
Monday brought about another milestone — only this time, it was on the basketball court.
Wiggins was named Monday as the 2013 Naismith High School Boys Player of the Year, the highest honor given to high school level basketball players.
“He’s worked very hard in his life to get to this stage and I’m proud of the fact that the awards are starting to catch up to him,” Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said.
February 27 | Read More
HUNTINGTON -- Perhaps it's only fitting that the No. 1 college prospect in the country was the No. 1 selection overall for the Jordan Brand Classic Game, which features the nation's top high school boys basketball talent.
That didn't keep Huntington Prep playeer Andrew Wiggins from being excited about getting the opportunity, however.
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Friday's opening night of the Tri-State Classic was successful especially for local teams. Huntington St. Joe, Ironton, and Huntington Prep all recorded victories.
HUNTINGTON PREP 20 13 23 12 -- 68: Wiggins 21, Kingsley 11, Gill-Caesar 3, Landry 2, Provo 2, Rathan-Mayes 8, Woodson 6, Strake 6, Arroyo 5, Gabriel 4 OLDSMAR CHRISTIAN 7 2 8 4 -- 21: Spencer 4, Bianchi 5, Horn 2, Holston 4, Blyden 4, Nunn 2
IRONTON 10 16 16 10 -- 37: Stephens 2, White 13, Fletcher 22, Cox 3, Carter 14 FLORA MACDONALD 10 11 6 10 -- 52: Day 5, Davis 2, Johnson 2, Scott 17, Anthony 7, Lewis 4
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