Andrew Wiggins to make basketball choice Tuesday

Andrew Wiggins is finally ready to make his announcement.

The media-shy Wiggins, the No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the nation, will announce where he will play next season on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. ET at his high school, Huntington (W.Va.) Prep. His coach, Rob Fulford, made the announcement on his Twitter feed Sunday night.


Wiggins has made official visits to Florida State, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. It is expected that he will choose one of those four schools, although his brother, Nick, plays for Wichita State.

The 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward has been reluctant to give away any indication of what school he chooses. But whoever lands him gets a prospect some analysts compare to LeBron James.

Wiggins has wowed with his dunks but he also has a consistent mid-range jumper and is an adept passer.

One aspect that goes in Florida State’s favor is his parents’ connection to Tallahassee. Wiggins’ father, Mitchell, played basketball at Florida State in the 1980s before playing six seasons in the NBA and a dozen more overseas. His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, was a Florida State sprinter and won a pair of silver medals running for Canada in the 1984 Olympics.

But his parents have remained quiet and haven’t pushed Wiggins in any direction. So it leaves everyone waiting and wondering where he will play basketball come November.