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Express scheduled to make final run

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Basketball fans have one more opportunity to see Andrew Wiggins and the Huntington Prep boys basketball team Saturday in their final home game of the season.

United Leadership Academy of Canada plays Huntington Prep at 2 p.m. at Boyd County Middle School in Summit, Ky.

"This is the last chance to get to see Andrew and a lot of these guys in the area without dropping $40 to $50 a ticket in the college and eventually professional game," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said.

"It's a special event for a special group of seniors who have paved our program to be in the national spotlight."

Wiggins, who visited the University of Kentucky this week, is the top-rated college prospect in the Class of 2013 and is being projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by several reputable analysts.

He has visits at the University of Kansas on Monday and the University of North Carolina next weekend. In no particular order his final four schools are Kentucky, Kansas, Florida State and North Carolina.

Huntington Prep's Xavier Rathan-Mayes signed with Florida State and is coming off a 55-point performance in a 121-50 win Thursday at Teays Valley Christian.

Fellow seniors Moses Kingsley (Arkansas), Dominic Woodson (Baylor) and Travon Landry (Tennessee) have also signed with NCAA Division I schools.

Three other seniors -- Carlos Arroyo, Patrick Strake and Gabriel Williams-Otor -- are still mulling over their college futures.

Fulford said he and his seniors wanted to make the event as big of a celebration as possible with Tri-State fans, so he is calling for people to wear costumes to the game for a "Harlem Shake" video that will be filmed.

Representatives from McDonald's will be present to honor Wiggins, who was selected to the McDonald's All-American Game. Kingsley, Williams-Otor and Woodson will also receive their certificates for being nominated to the game.

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