Huntington Prep's Wiggins earns Gatorade state honor
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Huntington Prep's Andrew Wiggins was named the Gatorade West Virginia boys high school basketball player of the year for the second year in a row Thursday.
The 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior forward averaged 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.5 assists in leading the Express to a 30-3 record and the No. 7 spot in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings.
Wiggins, still undecided on where he will attend college, won the Naismith boys high school player of the year award and is rated the nation's No. 1 recruit for the Class of 2013 by ESPN, Scout.com and Rivals.com
Wiggins has maintained a B-average while completing high school curriculum at St. Joseph in Huntington. He has volunteered locally by visiting patients at Cabell Huntington Hospital for children and has donated his time to free basketball clinics for low-income youths and the U.S. Marine Corps' Tots for Toys Foundation. He is now a finalist for the Gatorade national award, which will be announced later this month.