Andrew Wiggins Will Win Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award

By Taylor Johnson
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins (Huntington, W.V./Huntington Prep) is far and away the best recruit in 2013 basketball class. All the major recruiting sites like ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports all have Wiggins ranked number one and with many accolades already under his belt, the 2013 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award will be one he is looking to lock up as well. Wiggins already won the Naismith Player of the Year Award just a couple of weeks ago.

Even though Wiggins is the top overall recruit in the 2103 class, he is still undecided as to where he will play college basketball. Top programs such as the Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Florida State Seminoles and Kentucky Wildcats are all in play for the very talented five-star forward.

There are many talented players that are a finalist for the Wootten Player of the Year Award, but it is Wiggins who is the best of the best. Now I’m not taking anything away from the other five finalists (Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon), but Wiggins has simply out-shined all the rest.

Wiggins has consistently performed at a high level and has stepped up in big games when needed. After reclassifying to the 2013 class before the season, he has never looked back and has taken the prep basketball world by storm. It’s no wonder why he has not only been the most sought after recruit from many of the nation’s top programs, but also will be center of attention at various basketball showcases next month.

Not only will Wiggins play in the historic McDonald’s All American Game, but he will also be featured in the up and coming Jordan Brand Classic as well. While many will be looking forward to see him play in those two prestigious games, they will also be anticipating his announcement as to where he will be playing in the next level.

If you are a basketball fan, do yourself a favor and watch those two games and watch Wiggins play. You will see why he is by far the best player in the 2013 class.


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