Andrew Wiggins is likely to sign in the late signing period next spring, Huntington (W.V.) Prep head coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv .
“He’s concentrating on the season right now and he’s not even thinking about it,” Fulford said the morning after Wiggins went for 34 points and 9 rebounds in a scrimmage win over Alice Lloyd JV.
“He has not communicated anything about recruiting so I can’t imagine he’s going to do anything in the next week because he’s not visiting anywhere this weekend.”
Fulford said rumors that Wiggins would visit Florida State this weekend were false.
“I don’t anticipate him doing anything this weekend,” Fulford said. “We don’t have any free weekends until March.”
The early signing period runs Nov. 14-21, and the late period runs April 17-May 15.
Assuming the 6-foot-8 Wiggins waits until the spring, he would join several other elite talents, including Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon.
Kentucky and Florida State have long been perceived as the leaders for Wiggins, who recently decided to reclassify to 2013 from 2014. Yet he himself has said he’s open and would consider other schools. North Carolina and Kansas were recently in to see him.
Fulford confirmed that Wiggins initially questioned how he might fit in at Kentucky after the Harrison twins committed, but that that would not be an issue going forward.
“Kind of an intial reaction was how would his roll fit in with the Harrison twins and James Young but he doesn’t care,” Fulford said. “A roster alignment isn’t going to factor where Andrew goes.
“He’s going be the best player wherever he goes.”
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