Huntington Prep's Andrew Wiggins was named the Gatorade West Virginia boys basketball player of the year Thursday.
The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward averaged 24.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.7 blocks this past season in leading the Express to a 28-2 record against nationally ranked competition. Wiggins, rated as the nation's top recruit in the Class of 2014 by ESPNU, was named the MVP of the Ironton Classic and the Tri-State Classic and was selected to the Flyin' to the Hoops all-tournament team.
Wiggins has maintained a B average while taking courses at St. Joseph High School and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House and youth basketball camps. He is now a finalist for the Gatorade national award, which will be announced later this month.