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Kentucky Basketball: Andrew Wiggins to Attend Big Blue Madness

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 3: Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari waves to fans following the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Rupp Arena on December 3, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 73-72. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 2, 2012

Andrew Wiggins, a 6'7" small forward from Huntington Prep, will visit Kentucky for its Big Blue Madness event October 12th, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Wiggins is considered the No. 1 recruit in 2014 according to ESPN.com and 247Sports.com. Wiggins has, however, considered reclassifying for the 2013 class.

Wiggins' coach at Huntington Prep, Rob Fulford, told me, "Kentucky is giving him the maximum attention."

The 5-star prospect had an in-home visit with Kentucky coach John Calipari last month.

Wiggins has interest from Florida State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Syracuse and West Virginia. Florida State and Kentucky are giving him the most attention, however.

"Anything you need him to bring...he has it," Fulford said of Wiggins. "Great teammate. Very unselfish and very efficient. Guys love playing with him."

Kentucky will have several other recruits at Big Blue Madness. Coach John Calipari often uses the intensity of the fans and the atmosphere to reel recruits in.

Derek Willis, who is Kentucky's only commit for 2013, will be in attendance. Marcus Lee, a 2013 forward, is also planning on attending. James Young, a top-10 2013 recruit, is considering coming to Big Blue Madness as well. 2014 recruits JaQuan Lyle and Cliff Alexander will also make the trip to Lexington.

Andrew and Aaron Harrison, who will be announcing their college decision between Kentucky and Maryland on Thursday, will probably make the trip if they commit to Kentucky.

Don't be surprised if Kentucky picks up a commitment from one of its Big Blue Madness visitors.

 

Jon Hancock is a contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.

You can follow Jon on Twitter @JonKYSportsCo

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