Andrew Wiggins had several important visitors at his Huntington, W.Va., high school Thursday afternoon. Kentucky Coach John Calipari, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and famed fast-food felon The Hamburglar were among those who dropped in to see the top-rated high school basketball player in the country.
Williams presented Wiggins with a proclamation for March 28 to become Andrew Wiggins Day in Huntington, according to Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford. The Toronto native has played the past two seasons for Huntington Prep. His school had a ceremony Thursday to acknowledge Wiggins’ selection to the McDonald’s All-American Game, which will be played Wednesday in Chicago.
Following the ceremony, Calipari and Wiggins met for what Fulford described as a “pretty informal, laid-back talk.” Calipari wanted to know if Wiggins had any questions or concerns about Kentucky or the recruitment. He didn’t.
Calipari and Wiggins are already plenty familiar with one another. Kentucky was one of the first schools to enter his recruitment and remains in the mix to land his commitment. He has visited Lexington three times in the past 18 months, including his official visit for the UK-Mississippi State game in February.
Wiggins is ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2013 by every major recruiting service. The 6-foot-8 small forward has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina and Kansas.
There is no timetable for his college decision. The regular signing period begins April 17.