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5 Things to Watch: After Randle's decision, all eyes are on Andrew Wiggins



Top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins has narrowed his list of schools to North Carolina, Florida State, Kentucky and Kansas. / USA TODAY Sports

Here are the top five storylines for this week.

1. All eyes on Wiggins.

Now that Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forward Julius Randle is off the board after committing to Kentucky last week, all eyes turn to where Huntington (W.Va.) Prep swingman Andrew Wiggins will go.

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Wiggins, the consensus top player in the country, has it narrowed down to North Carolina, Florida State, Kentucky and Kansas.

The fact that Wiggins hasn’t decided is evidence enough that he doesn’t know where he’s headed.

Some kids don’t like the attention the recruiting process brings; Wiggins hates it.

But the longer the holdout, the greater the attention grows.

2. Gatorade Player of the Year.

On Wednesday,  Gatorade will name its Player of the Year for boys’ hoops. Every year the decision is nearly impossible to make with so many talented players across the nation, but this year is particularly difficult.

MORE: Gatorade State Boys Basketball POYs

Andrew Wiggins? Jabari Parker? Jahlil Okafor? Andrew or Aaron Harrison? Aaron Gordon?

All have strong cases for the hardware.

UPDATE: The Gatorade Boys Basketball National Player of the Year will not be announced this week.

3. Let the AAU games begin!

By now most states have concluded their high school seasons and that only means that it’s time to start another season. Time for three games in one day, loads of travel and a different hotel every weekend.

It’s AAU basketball and this is the time of year where players earn scholarships.

4. What’s Frazier got in store for this week?

Loganville (Ga.) outfielder Clint Frazier has started the season on a power-hitting rampage rivaled by few. Frazier, who is rated the nation’s No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013 by Perfect Game USA and the No. 2 prospect by Baseball America, has racked up six home runs this season in just seven games. His batting average is .600 and he’s also got 18 RBI during that stretch.

MORE: Six home runs in seven games

The Red Devils face off with Apalachee (Winder, Ga.) Friday.

Expect more of the same.

5. Punishment coming for Long Beach Poly?

When Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) ended its season with an 83-63 loss to Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) on March 12 in the SoCal Regional D1 semifinals, Poly coach Sharrief Metoyer inserted junior Kameron Chatman into the lineup late in the fourth quarter.

Problem there was that Chatman, a transfer, was still ineligible to play until March 16.

“I think today we decided to make this statement for our program, that we were not happy with their (the CIF Southern Section) decision and how they treated a young man,” Metoyer told the Press Telegram.

No punishment for Poly or Metoyer has been announced.

Follow Jason Jordan on Twitter @JayJayUSATODAY.

 

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