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UK recruiting target Andrew Wiggins named Naismith Player of the Year

ATLANTA — Forward Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep in Huntington, W. Va., has been named the 2013 Naismith Trophy winner for Boy’s High School Player of the Year Award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. Quincy Lewis of Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, was selected as the Naismith Boy’s High School Coach of the Year. Both winners will be recognized at the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Naismith Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Atlanta.

Averaging 23.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game, Wiggins was chosen from a field that included finalists Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker. Wiggins remains undecided as to where he plans to attend college, with many of college basketball’s traditional powers still vying for a commitment from him.

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  1. UK 24 7

    I think it’s a done deal with Florida State because of his parents. Reports say he doesn’t like the spotlight that much and UK is the last place you wanna be to avoid it. Kentucky basketball will be successful with or without him.

    1. larryvaught

      Would not write Wiggins to UK off just yet

  2. Karen Sprinkle

    I’ve read that too, 24 7, but if he truly doesn’t like the spotlight, I figure that the spotlight at UK would be somewhat diluted by the fact that he is surrounded by other uber-talented players, all of whom would be sharing the spotlight. At FSU, the spotlight would be directly on him. It would be great to get him, but like you, I agree that UK is and will continue to be successful.

  3. Anonymous

    He would definitely be the crown jewel…nice young man!

  4. Gene T.

    Come on to BBN and just be one of many great players. If you want to play for a Natinal Title UK is the place to go. Hope to see you in UK Blue. GO CATS!

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