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Wiggins will reclassify, become 2013 recruit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Top prospect Andrew Wiggins will reclassify and become a senior, making him eligible to play college basketball next season.

Mitchell Wiggins, the player’s father, told USA Today that he expects his son to make the jump to become a member of the Class of 2013.
“It’s time,” Mitchell Wiggins told USA Today. “It’s time for him (to show) that he is the best in college right now. I think he is ready for the next step. Academically-wise, he is doing great. Maturity-wise he is doing great. He has a lot of talent. He is ready for the next step, and everybody knows it is time. It is Andrew’s time. Next year is coming soon and he is ready.”

Wiggins’ coach, Rob Fulford of Huntington (W.Va.) Prep school, then confirmed in a Thursday text message to The Courier-Journal that the player has officially become a 2013 recruit.

Wiggins is a 6-foot-7 wing player from Ontario. He is widely considered the best high school player available, regardless of class.

Kentucky and Florida State are thought to be the favorites to land Wiggins, but recently he decided to open his recruitment to more teams, including North Carolina, Ohio State and Kansas.

UK fans will get a chance to see Wiggins and Huntington Prep in action on Nov. 18, when they face a team from North Carolina at Scott Co. High School.


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