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Wiggins announces decision

May. 15, 2013 @ 08:26 AM

HUNTINGTON — Huntington Prep phenom Andrew Wiggins announced he will head to Kansas to for his college basketball career.

Wiggins made the announcement at 12:09 p.m. during a ceremony at St. Joseph Central Catholic School in front of a small group of classmates, family and close friends.

His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, and father, Mitchell Wiggins, were both in attendance for the ceremony.

The announcement ends a recruiting process which has been the center of attention in the basketball world since Wiggins reclassified to the Class of 2013 in late October.

The 6-8, 215-pound star out of Toronto, Canada, led Huntington Prep to a 30-3 record this season while gaining many accolades along the way.

Those accolades include the 2013 Naismith High School Basketball Player of the Year, the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year and McDonald’s All-American. Along with the McDonald’s All-American Game, Wiggins was chosen to compete in the Jordan Brand Classic in April.

For the season, Wiggins averaged 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.5 assists on the season.

He is projected as the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Wiggins’ final four school choices were (in no particular order) Kansas, Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina.

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