TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. — Andrew Wiggins’ final regular-season game as a high schooler will take place Saturday at Boyd County Middle School in Ashland.
Wiggins and Huntington Prep are scheduled to face United Leadership Academy (Canada) at 2 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $8.
There are no more games on Huntington Prep’s schedule this season, but the Express are eligible to play in the National High School Invitational in Bethesda, Md., next month. That tournament is broadcast on ESPN and includes eight of the best teams from around the country, but the bracket has not yet been released.
Before Saturday’s game, Wiggins and the other seniors on Huntington Prep’s roster will be recognized with a Senior Day ceremony. Coach Rub Fulford said officials from the McDonald’s All-American Game will be on hand to honor the Huntington Prep players that were nominated for the game, and Wiggins will get special recognition for being named a McDonald’s All-American.
Wiggins took a knock on the nose early in Thursday night’s game and played about six minutes in a rout of Teays Valley Christian. Fulford said Friday that the nose was just sore and nothing was broken.
The Senior Day ceremony is expected to begin at about 2 p.m. and the game will immediately follow.
Fulford wasn’t sure if the seniors would run through paper hoops as part of the pre-game festivities, but seemed intrigued by the idea.
“Old School‘s one of my favorite movies,” he said, “so maybe we can fire a hoop up and see who will go through it.”
Huntington Prep has several other high-profile seniors on its roster, including Florida State signee Xavier Rathan Mayes, Baylor signee Dominic Woodson, Arkansas signee Moses Kingsley and Tennessee signee Travon Landry.
The team usually stays after games for pictures and autographs.