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Wiggins No. 1 in a new class

Wiggins is an elite athlete

Where there is smoke, there is typically fire. That is certainly the case with the reclassifying from 2014 to 2013 by the top high school basketball prospect in the country Andrew Wiggins.

For months there has been speculation that Wiggins, a 6-8, 200-pound small forward at Huntington (W.V.) Prep and originally from Canada, would move up to the 2013 class. On Thursday that speculation became a reality.

Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford has maintained that another year of high school basketball is unnecessary for the exceptionally talented prospect.

Now the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2013 class, Wiggins has been consistently recruited by Kentucky and Florida State.

Earlier this week he announced that he is not strictly down to those two schools and would welcome being recruited by other schools. Already this week he has been visited by North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistants from Kansas and Ohio State.

If Wiggins were to choose Kentucky, which is the perceived leader in his recruitment, Kentucky would then have the No. 1, No. 3, No. 4, No. 10, No. 11 and No. 76 ranked prospect in its 2013 recruiting class.

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