HUNTINGTON -- When Huntington Prep boys basketball coach Rob Fulford was getting ready to become a father for the first time, there was only one name he could think of for his son.
"Jordan," Fulford said. "I actually wanted it to be Jordan Michael, but I didn't get that far."
The name is derived from Michael Jordan, whom Fulford considers the greatest basketball player of all time.
Now, Fulford will get to meet one of his idols while participating in one of the nation's premier high school basketball games.
March 15 | Read More
HUNTINGTON -- As Huntington Prep's charter bus left Ryan's Steakhouse in Princeton, W.Va., Saturday en route to Floyd County, Va., for a game, a little boy named Virgil walked quickly out of the restaurant with his mother and father to catch a glimpse of Andrew Wiggins, the nation's top-ranked boys basketball prospect for 2013.
Sheepishly, the boy walked onto the team bus with his parents for an autograph.
January 09 | Read More
Act of generosity will allow Gorgui Dieng’s parents to see him play for the first time
Just before he left for the airport Christmas Eve morning to welcome his mom and dad to the United States, Louisville center Gorgui Dieng sent a text to the woman who arranged for his parents to visit.
"I can never repay you or thank you enough for making this happen," the Senegal native wrote.
December 28 | Read More
HUNTINGTON -- On one of the biggest national stages for high school players, Huntington Prep's Andrew Wiggins proved why he is the nation's No. 1 player for the Class of 2013.
With the game in the balance, Wiggins scored 14 of his 31 points in the third quarter as the Express turned a close contest into a blowout during a 77-50 win over Houston HYCA at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
December 22 | Read More
HUNTINGTON -- Huntington Prep's boys basketball program is trying to do its part to spread a little Christmas cheer to people less fortunate this holiday season.
Head coach Rob Fulford said anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the Express' 7 p.m., Wednesday, game at Spring Valley High School against the University of Charleston JV will gain admission to the event for $1.
December 12 | Read More
CHARLOTTE—You know Andrew Wiggins, the nation's No. 1 player in the class of 2013 according to every service that exists. If you haven't seen Huntington Prep, you might not know he has five teammates who should show up on Division I rosters next season and another young teammate who could be a top class of 2015 player.
Get to know Wiggins' supporting cast through Sporting News' view, as well as the views of fellow players and coach Rob Fulford.
November 28 | Read More
In the afternoon, four reasons why the team is ranked No. 1 took center stage.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Dominic Woodson, Moses Kingsley and Travon Landry all signed high-major Division I National Letters of Intent in a ceremony at the Huntington St. Joe gymnasium.
"It's exciting to see the guys move on and be successful," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said. "They've all come in and meant a lot to our program, and the expectations are obviously high for them not only at the high school level, but the college level as well."
November 16 | Read More
USA TODAY RANKS US #1
1. Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) (28-2)
The Express may have the best high school player in North America in 6-8 SF Andrew Wiggins (24.1 ppg), a Toronto native, and another Canadian elite player in Florida State recruit Xavier Rathan-Mayes (14.6) ppg. C Moses Kingsley (who is headed to Arkansas) and 6-10 C Dominic Woodson will cause matchup problems for opponents and PG Travon Landry is headed to Tennessee. Schedule takes team to eight states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.
2. Findley Prep (Nev.)
3. Simeon (Ill.)
4. Chester (Pa.)
November 15 | Read More
Rob Fulford has 5 high-major upperclassmen at Huntington Prep. Andrew Wiggins, Dominic Woodson, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Moses Kingsley, and Travon Landry have all secured high-major offers, so it was time for Fulford to bring in his next wave of talent. Meet Montaque Gill-Caesar.
November 14 | Read More
Huntington Prep hostd the Evelyn Mack Academy Wildcats today in head coach Rob Fulford's hometown of Mullens. Huntington Prep cruised to a 73-52 victory improving to 1-0 while the Wildcats dropped to 3-2 on the season.
Huntington Prep was led by Andrew Wiggins who finished with 24 (13 of which coming in the 3rd quarter). Teki Gill-Ceasar scored 19 (4-4 from the foul line), while Xavier Rathan-Mayes accounted for 12.
Dominic Woodson supplied 7 including three monsterous dunks.
Huntington Prep held Evelyn Mack's two leading scorers to a combined three points.
November 11 | Read More