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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 is planning a visit to Florida State for early December, Huntington (W.V.) Prep coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv.
Fulford said he wasn’t certain of the exact date but thinks it’s the first weekend, which is Dec. 7-9. Florida State hosts Florida Dec. 5 and Maine Dec. 9.
“He is trying to get to FSU in early December with his parents,” Fulford said. “Nothing is set in stone yet.”
Both of Wiggins’s parents — former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and former Canadian Olympic track star Marita Payne-Wiggins — attended Florida State.
“Obviously, FSU is interested in Andrew,” Fulford told SNY.tv. “He could be the best player in the history of their program. I’m sure they are interested.”
The 6-foot-8 Wiggins is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013 and a likely one-and-done player. He is also considering Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Ohio State and plans to sign in the spring.
Other visits will be planned moving forward.
“He’s planning where he can,” Fulford said. “No set timeframe. Just when he can. He is in no rush.”
Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton and associate head coach Stan Jones were in attendance Friday at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge to watch both Wiggins and FSU commit Xavier Rathan-Mayes.
Wiggins scored 18 points as Huntington Prep beat Quality Education (N.C.), 50-42.
On Saturday, Wiggins scored 19 and Rathan-Mayes 18 as Huntington Prep beat Kennedy Charter, 70-39, in Charlotte.
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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.