East falls to West, 102-98
HUNTINGTON -- Huntington Prep's duo of coach Rob Fulford and superstar Andrew Wiggins hit the floor for the Jordan Brand Classic on Saturday night, but the Express duo fell in a close contest.
Wiggins scored 19 points to lead the East team, but a late turnover and the play of Nigel Williams-Goss for the West led to a 102-98 victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He finished the game 8-of-13 from the field and added five rebounds in the game. His lone assist in the contest was a highlight-reel flip up to Julius Randle for a slam.
After somewhat of a quiet beginning, Wiggins got into rhythm in the second half and he and Randle, a Kentucky commit, pushed the East to a slim lead.
With the game tied at 96 and under one minute left in the contest, Randle's pass back out to Andrew Harrison was tipped by Williams-Goss, who took it the length of the floor for a 3-point play to put the West up 99-96.
The East got back within 100-98 on Randle's layup with 1.5 seconds left, but Williams-Goss knocked down a pair of free throws to ice the win.
It was the second-straight year the West earned a four-point win over the East. Last season, the West won 99-95 at Time Warner Arena in Charlotte.
Randle finished with 19 points and seven rebounds to end as the Most Valuable Player for the East. Jabari Parker scored 16 points and had seven rebounds and was named the West MVP.
Wiggins will now travel across the country to Portland, Ore., to take part in the Nike Hoop Summit as part of Team World. The Nike Hoop Summit will be played next Sat., April 20.