Andrew Wiggins, who is being recruited by UK head coach John Calipari, has been awarded the Naismith Trophy, given to the top high school player in the U.S. each year. The news comes just before the top recruit in the class of 2013 is set to make his official visit to Lexington.
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwight Howard are included among the names of previous winners of the Naismith Trophy.
Quincy Lewis, head coach of Lone Peak HS (Highland, Utah) has been named Coach of the Year.
Both Huntington Prep (W.Va) forward Wiggins and Lone Peak head coach Lewis will collect their trophies on March 19 at the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Naismith Awards Banquet.