CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When it comes to major college basketball, not much is going right within the Mountain State.
WVU is 11-11. Marshall is 10-13.
There is, however, one in-state team with major college talent that's chugging along just fine, thank you very much.
That team is Huntington Prep.
As you may know, the Express imports some of the nation's best talent and plays a national hoops schedule. Its players attend St. Joseph High during the day and then attend the academy.
"We've just been traveling around the world," Prep coach Rob Fulford said Thursday.
The team is 24-2 and ranked No. 6 in an ESPN poll and No. 8 in the latest USA Today poll. It played on national television twice, against Cape Henry (Va.) and New Hampton (N.H.). Entering the season, Huntington Prep was No. 1.
"We've had a really good year," Fulford said. "Our schedule has been brutal, not only in regard to our opponents, but in the travel.
"Coming into the season ranked No. 1 was a little high, probably because of Andrew [Wiggins]. We dropped a game we shouldn't have. But with the schedule we have, I knew we weren't going to run the table."
"Andrew," you might know, is regarded as one of the top couple of recruits nationally. He has yet to make a college decision.
"Once the season finishes, he'll make a call," Fulford said. "He took his Florida State visit a month and a half ago. He's deciding between Florida State, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina. But he hasn't given it a whole lot of thought. He's concentrating on the schedule and school. He's a little different. He doesn't get into all the hoopla, which is great."
Wiggins is a 6-foot-8 small forward averaging 22.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.6 steals and 4.3 assists. He can play multiple positions - but apparently won't for either of the in-state major colleges.