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No. 1 is officially coming to town

No. 7 Florida isn't the only big-time visitor on the hardwood coming to Tallahassee this week.

Most handicap the race for Wiggins as a battle between Florida State and Kentucky.

The nation’s No. 1 player is coming to FSU as well. Huntington (W.V.) Huntington Prep five-star small forward Andrew Wiggins, the top-rated player in the Class of 2013, is taking his official visit to Florida State next week.

“Tuesday to Thursday,” Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford confirmed via text.

The Seminoles host the Gators on Wednesday evening.

The 6-foot-7, 190-pound prospect is going to be accompanied on the visit by both of his parents according to Fulford. His parents attended Florida State and competed in athletics for the Seminoles.

His father, Mitchell Wiggins, played two seasons at Florida State and was a first round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls. He played professionally for two decades. His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, ran track at Florida State and competed for Canada in the Olympics. She won silver in the 4X100 and 4X400 meters during the 1984 Olympics.

Leonard Hamilton from Florida State most recently watched Wiggins at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge.

In addition to considering Florida State, Wiggins is also looking at schools such as Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio State. He has yet to schedule any additional official visits.

A final decision isn’t likely to come until after his season.

Huntington Prep is 6-0 on the season and considered arguably the top prep team in the nation.

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