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Thornhill, ON's Wiggins reclassifies into Class of 2013

TSN.ca Staff with files

10/25/2012 4:51:16 PM

Andrew Wiggins, the top high school basketball player in the United States for the Class of 2014, is reclassifying into his original 2013 class for college.

Wiggins, a native of Thornhill, Ontario, is now the top prospect in the senior class.

Huntington (W. Va.) Prep coach Rob Fulford confirmed Thursday that Wiggins and his family decided to announce the decision.

The 6-foot-7 small forward was the best prospect at last summer's LeBron James Skills Academy and was also the clear-cut choice for the top spot in 2014.

"It's time," Andrew's father Mitchell Wiggins told USA Today on Thursday. "It's time for him (to show) that he is the best in college right now. I think he is ready for the next step. Academically-wise he is doing great. Maturity-wise he is doing great. He has a lot of talent. He is ready for the next step, and everybody knows it's time. It is Andrew's time. Next year is coming soon and he's ready."

Speculation is that Wiggins, 17, will follow his father's footsteps at Florida State or with Kentucky. North Carolina coach Roy Williams reportedly visited his school this week, while and Ohio State and Kansas are also expected to make their pitch.

Files from USA Today and ESPN.com were used for this report.