By Nick Jones | @Kernel_Nick
The nations No. 1 high school basketball player, Andrew Wiggins, will be showing off his talents at Scott County High School at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Wiggins’ high school team, Huntington Prep, will take on Christian Faith Academy of North Carolina, a team that Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford knows nothing about.
“We can’t find anything online, and we have been asking for a roster from them to just get a feel for them,” Fulford said.
Regardless, the game will be quite a spectacle as Fulford boasts the most talented roster in the nation, even beyond Wiggins.
The roster also includes Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a four-star guard committed to Florida State; Dominic Woodson, a four-star center committed to Baylor; and Arkansas commit, Moses Kingsley, a four-star power forward.
“I expect we would have a pretty good sized crowd, really for Andrew, but for the overall level of talent the team has,” Fulford said.
After what was an impressive turnout during Huntington Prep’s scrimmage against Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky, Fulford expects much of the same praise from Cats’ fans in Scott County.
“We had the scrimmage down at Alice Lloyd College and he had a ton of supporters down there from Kentucky,” Fulford said.
“The one thing about Andrew (Wiggins) is that when that game was over he stayed and signed 200-300 individual autographs for people and took pictures after the game for an hour.”
This may be the best way for fans in the community to get an up-close and personal look at the rising star.
“We have sold a lot of tickets to fans within the community,” said Daniel Wells, Scott County High School representative. “But there has been a widespread of people that come from different areas.”
Fans can stop by Scott County High School this week to pre-order tickets to what will likely be a sold-out event, or tickets will be available to purchase for $10 at the door.
“(This game) helps the Kentucky fans get a little closer look at Andrew, and helps him get a closer look at them,” Fulford said.