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Great day for Steve Alford. Gets Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh back at UCLA. Have another loaded recruiting class too.
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Andrew Wiggins won’t attend Big Blue Madness at Kentucky this weekend because he will be at home in Toronto visiting family while Huntington Prep has an extended fall break.
“Yes, he’s going home on fall break,” Huntington coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv. “He will get up to a game [at Kentucky].”
The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
After landing twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison last week, the 6-foot-8 Wiggins remains Kentucky coach John Calipari’s top target.
In fact, Calipari went to watch Wiggins work out the night the twins announced.
Wiggins and Huntington are still slated to play in the Marshall County Hoopfest in Kentucky Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Huntington is also tentatively slated to play games at Scott County High School in November, Fulford said.
Kentucky and Florida State have long been considered the leaders for Wiggins, to the point where everyone other than North Carolina has bowed out of the recruiting process.
Wiggins, the top overall player in high school basketball, has yet to decide whether he will reclassify to 2013 from 2014, which would enable him to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Kentucky still expects the Harrisons and 2013 commit Derek Willis at its Midnight Madness, along with uncommitted forward Marcus Lee and 2014s Jaquan Lyle and Cliff Alexander.Sean Mahone, James Young’s Godfather, told SNY.tv he wasn’t certain if Young will attend.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.