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Just call Wiggins 'Big Mac'

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 12:29 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Huntington Prep's Andrew Wiggins has been called many things during the last two years of his high school basketball career.

"The next LeBron."

"The next Jordan."

He's heard just about all of it -- that is, until this week.

This week, he's the "Big Mac."

Wiggins is the headline attraction in the McDonald's All-American Game that airs live at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, on ESPN.

The game is being played at Chicago's United Center.

"He's the focal point of the nation right now as he gets ready to make his college decision and deservedly so because he's put in the work to be the best," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said. "That doesn't mean he likes the attention, but he's earned it."

There's no doubt Wiggins isn't really interested in being the big cheese for the media spotlight.

Several times this week, he was asked about his impending college decision and each occasion got a similar reaction -- either the words "I don't know," or a shoulder shrug.

While there was no news in terms of the recruiting front for Wiggins, he did make national headlines and go viral Monday night for a dunk during the Powerade Jam Fest.

The dunk, called a 360 Eastbay, involved Wiggins going up and performing a 360-degree dunk all while bringing the ball between his legs. It's a high-precision dunk that drew a perfect 10 from all judges -- even ESPN's Stephen A Smith, who had been stingy with 10s on the night.

The perfect-60 dunk was not enough for Wiggins to earn the title, but it dominated the talk surrounding the competition from eventual dunk champion Chris Walker.

Such is life when you are Wiggins.

After taking part in practices and scrimmages Tuesday afternoon, Wiggins and his East teammates are ready for the 9:30 p.m. battle against the West.

Wiggins, the top-rated player in the Class of 2013, will likely be matched up against Chicago Simeon's Jabari Parker, a Duke signee and the No. 2 player in the class.