Huntington (W.Va.) Prep basketball player Andrew Wiggins, who is from Toronto, will meet with his parents this week to decide whether he should attempt to reclassify to graduate in high school in 2013. Wiggins is considered the top recruit in the 2014 class and, after playing well over the summer, some recruiting experts say he is the top player in the country, period.
"We support him either way," said Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford. "He's going to get with his parents and hopefully figure it out."
Huntington Prep's players take their classes at St. Joseph's Central in Huntington, and Wiggins already has most of the core classes he needs to qualify for NCAA standards, Fulford said.
"He has eight classes a day, and there's not a lot of fluff classes," Fulford said. "He has one art class, but the rest are are core classes. He could reclassify, but it's easier if he decides one way or the other now so we can concentrate on the season."
The team opens its season Nov. 11. Recruits in the Class of 2013 can sign national letters of intent for one week beginning Nov. 14.
Coaches from Florida State saw Wiggins work out last week. Wiggins' father, Mitchell Wiggins, played at Florida State. Monday night, coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua of defending national champion Kentucky came to Huntington to see Wiggins.