Andrew Wiggins Named Gatorade High School Athlete Of The Year

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July 16, 2013

Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Andrew Wiggins (Huntington St. Joseph’s Prep/Huntington, W. Va.) was named the 2013 Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year and Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year Morgan Andrews (Milford High School/Milford, N.H.) received 2013 Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year honors.

The nation’s unanimous No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2013, Wiggins averaged a double-double in just 25 minutes per game. A native of Toronto and a fixture on Team Canada’s junior national team, Wiggins has twice anchored bronze medal squads at the international level. Bound for Kansas, he shot 58 percent from inside the arc as a high school senior.

The Wiggins File:

--2013 Gatorade Athlete of the Year
--2013 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year
--A two-time Gatorade West Virginia Player of the Year
--Led the Express to a 30-3 record and a No. 7 spot in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings
--Averaged 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.5 assists per game this past season
--Led his team in points, rebounds and steals, averaging 23.4 points,
11.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game
--2013 Naismith Award winner
--2013 McDonald’s All-American
--2013 Jordan Brand Classic All-American
--2013 Preseason All-USA selection as named by USA Today Finalist
--2013 Morgan Wootten Award
--Ranked as No. 1 senior by Rivals, Scout and ESPN
--Leading scorer with 15.2 points per game and second-leading rebounder with 7.6 rebounds per game last summer for Canada’s U18 National Team
--Led Team Canada to bronze at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championships
--Helped Canada’s U17 National Team win bronze at the 2010 FIBA
U17 World Championships
--3.31 GPA
--Volunteer with free hoop clinics for low-income Huntington youth
--Goodwill visitor for Cabell Huntington Hospital for children
--Volunteer with US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation


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