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Huntington Prep player rated best in nation

Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- College coaches will be flocking to Huntington Prep Academy games to see the top-ranked Class of 2014 boys basketball prospect in the nation.

Andrew Wiggins of Canada will play for Huntington Prep this year as a sophomore The 6-foot-6, 185-pound Wiggins is ranked No. 1 in his class by Scout.com.

"It means a lot," said Wiggins in a Scout.com report. "I work hard, my coaches have taught me well, I have confidence in my game, and I like to think I am worthy of being No. 1."

Wiggins had a big summer on the AAU circuit playing for CIA Bounce.

He's an athletic wing player who is great in transition and does a terrific job of finding ways to score in the half court set, the report said.

At this point Wiggins has kept it pretty quiet in terms of his recruitment. His father, former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins, played at Florida State and the Seminoles have been involved since day one. Also showing interest have been North Carolina, Duke, USC and others.

Even though he knows he is a wanted man, the recruiting process isn't a great concern right now for Wiggins.

"I am not too sure who is calling," Wiggins said in the Scout.com report. " I don't really worry about a lot of the coaches calling and stuff. Honestly I am just focused on basketball and not paying too much attention to it."

For now what Wiggins is focused on is leading his Huntington Prep team to a national title.

"One of my goals is to win a national championship and I think it is possible," said Wiggins. "We have a great team and great coaches. That is my main focus this year."