Saturday, March 2, 2013

Huntington Prep wins big on Senior Day

(Huntington Prep Senior Day ceremony). #33 Moses Kingsley (Arkansas), #23 Carlos Arroyo, #14 Patrick Straight, #3 Travon Landry (Tennessee),  #12 Dominic Woodson (Baylor), #24 Williams Otor Gabriel, #11 Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Florida State), #22 Andrew Wiggins

At Boyd County Middle School, Huntington Prep destroyed United Leadership Academy (Canada) 131-64 in front of 200 fans. Everyone in attendance witnessed what Andrew Wiggins was all about from soaring dunks, to long range threes,  the crowd oohed and awed as Wiggins did what Wiggins does. To him, it's just a game, to those in attendance it's a chance to see what they hope will turn out to be a future Wildcat. But for now, Andrew is just a kid that happens to be the best in the country at what he does, playing basketball.  

From the get go it was clear that ULA had no answer whatsoever for Wiggins as he got to the basket anytime he wanted, most of the time for a head above the rim dunk. It didn't matter who guarded him or how many, Andrew was getting to the rim to score. At the half he had 28pts and that was with coach Fulford taking him out with a little under a minute to go.

Second half saw much of the same, except this time Wiggins would also show off his outside shot draining  three three's in the second half. But the play that brought the crowd to its feet was an off the backboard dunk set up by Xavier Rathan-Mayes who also had a very impressive game. Rathan-Mayes ended the game with a triple double 16pts, 20asts and 12 rebounds. This kid is extremely talented, Florida State is getting a good one in Rathan-Mayes.

When the final horn sounded, Prep had won their 30th game of the year on the back of Andrew Wiggins' game high 40pts. 

When the game was over, Prep had their Senior Day ceremony honoring the ones who are graduating this season. When you look at the picture above you realize just how much talent is actually on this team. They may be known for playing basketball, but they are also all excellent students and just genuinely good kids. I've watched this team play many times this season and everywhere they go they are hounded for pictures and autographs from young and old alike and never once have they turned someone away. They always make time for the fans, something not many high school athletes would take the time to do. 

Now that the season is over, I'd like to thank coach Rob Fulford and his staff for giving us the opportunity to cover his team for our site. It has helped us out tremendously we can't thank you enough, we look forward to seeing you guys again next year.

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