Wiggins talks visits and season

At Flyin to the Hoop Andrew Wiggins was one of the most impressive players. The nation's No. 1 class of 2014 player has had a huge junior season, and now is beginning to make some college visits.

As the top prospect in the class of 2014, Andrew Wiggins always is in the spotlight on the basketball floor. The native Canadian who is now at Huntington (WV) Prep is more than justifying his ranking during this his sophomore season, and is just beginning to look at his recruitment.

For Wiggins this is his first year playing high school basketball in the United States, but the adjustment has been fairly easy. Playing alongside several AAU teammates, Wiggins is putting up huge numbers and more than justifying his spot atop the class of 2014.

"My first year has been a pretty good experience," said Wiggins. "Playing with and against great players has been good. I have a good chemistry with a lot of these guys from the AAU circuit. We have played a lot of tough teams, but we have been able to pull off a lot of wins."

Though some pressure does come with being No. 1, Wiggins never lets it get to him. At the recent Flyin to the Hoop event he was always in total control, and seemed comfortable with the attention being on him.

"It is a great feeling to know that I am No. 1," said Wiggins. "It shows that all of my hard work has paid off. I never let that get to me, I always stay humble and never put myself above someone else, so I don't let it get to me or anything like that."

At this point Wiggins lets his father, Mitchell, handle most of his recruitment along with AAU Coach Mike George and Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford. Because of that he isn't aware of all the schools making calls, but Wiggins has had a chance to make a few visits this year.

One visit he made was to Kentucky to watch the Wildcats face off with North Carolina. In a game of two of the best in the nation, Wiggins came away impressed with what he saw in Lexington.

"I thought it was amazing," said Wiggins of the trip. "Seeing all of those top prospects and future pros on the court was amazing. The fans were great, and it was a lot of fun."

After that visit, Wiggins made the short trip from Huntington to Morgantown to see what West Virginia had to offer. The Mountaineers have been working to get involved in his recruitment, and made a solid impression on the visit.

"West Virginia was a great atmosphere with great fans," Wiggins explained. "Their coaching staff was great. They have athletic players who play hard and their new facility is one of the best I that I have seen."

Wiggins hasn't been to Florida State this year, but he is very familiar with the school. Both of his parents attended Florida State, and the Seminoles have been one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

"Florida State is one of the schools I like and I am interested in," said Wiggins. "Following in my dad's footsteps would be great. I know it would make him proud and my mom also ran track there, so I know it would make her proud. I know I could get to the next level from Florida State and they do a great job of developing talent."

For now Wiggins is simply taking everything in and evaluating all of his options while focusing on his game and the high school season. No decision is expected remotely soon, but look for all of the nation's top teams to at least see where things stand and to try to get involved.


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