West VA. prep basketball star Wiggins returns to 2013 class
Huntington, WV, United States (4E Sports) – Small forward Andrew Wiggins has decided to reclassify himself into his original 2013 class, making him the No. 1 prospect in the senior class.
Huntington (W. Va) coach Rob Fulford announced the decision of the 6-7 Wiggins, who earned the top spot in the Class of 2014 after a strong showing at last summer’s LeBron James Skills Academy.
He became the clear-cut choice for the No. 1 spot in 2014 for his scoring ability complemented by his tremendous size. Wiggins also has the deep range and the ability to finish the break.
With Wiggins moving to No. 1 in 2013, senior small forward Jabari Parker of Chicago Simeon slides to No. 2 slot. Parker, a three-time Illinois state champion and two-time USA Basketball gold medalist, is considered one of the strongest No. 2 overall players.
Wiggins, whose father played at Florida State, is strongly considering the Seminoles and Kentucky. North Carolina coach Roy Williams visited him last week while Ohio State and Kansas are expected to be at Huntington Prep this week.
Wiggins reached the decision after strongly contemplating the move since the summer. By returning to his original class, he is now eligible for the McDonald’s All-American game next March and any other postseason all-star events.
With Wiggin’s move, former No. 2 Tyus Jones of Apple Valley, Minnesota became the new No. 1 player in 2014.