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Top recruit Andrew Wiggins has a favorite team...in the Final Four



Andrew Wiggins competes in the McDonald's All American Gam slam dunk contest. / Courtesy of McDonald's All American Game.

Here are a few things we learned at the McDonald's All American Game media day.

Andrew Wiggins has a favorite team.

Even though the top recruit is playing it close to the vest what his final school will be, he does have a favorite -- at least in the Final Four.

That would be Wichita State, the team his older brother Nick plays for.

"They're my favorite team right now," Wiggins said. I've wanted them to win since the start of the tournament. I'm excited for him, I hope they take it all."

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As far as which school he plans on attending or when he plans to announce his choice, Wiggins was consistent that there isn't a timetable.

His own Final Four includes Kansas, Florida State (where his father, Mitch Wiggins played), Kentucky and North Carolina.

"I haven't thought about when I'm going to decide," he said.

Up goes Frazier.

Wiggins is the only undecided player at the McDonald's All American Games after Kimball (Dallas) guard Keith Frazier Tweeted on Tuesday that  “Ya boy a SMU Mu$tang lets get it.”

The 6-5 Frazier was one of the most impressive players in Tuesday's practices, which were attended by NBA scouts. He showed an energetic defense, a nice handle and a solid long-range jump shot.

Frazier initially had said he planned to sign with Southern Methodist, then Texas Tech was his lead school, but with Tubby Smith taking over at Texas Tech, Frazier said he knew that interim Tech coach Chris Walker, the coach who recruited Frazier, was likely on his way out the door.

"I want the best situation and go someplace where somebody is going to push me," Frazier said. "It didn't look like (Walker) would be staying at Texas Tech."

Feud, what feud?

Aaron Harrison of Travis (Richmond) made it clear that rumors of a rift between Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) Julius Randle and Harrison and his twin brother Andrew are unfounded, which is good since they'll be playing together next season at Kentucky.

"Everybody made that stuff up," Harrison said. "Me and my brother and Jules, we've been knowing each other since we were little and we never had a problem like that. We already knew (Randle would go to Kentucky) before we signed. He's the best scoring power forward in the country. He's strong, athletic and powerful and runs the floor."

Injuries won’t stop Barber, Hill

The East got hit with injuries to its backcourt Monday and that kept Kasey Hill and Anthony Barber sidelined for Tuesday’s practice.
Barber, a point guard at Hampton (Hampton, Va.) who is signed to N.C. State, collided with Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forward

Julius Randle and had a sore back as a result.

Hill, a point guard at Montverde (Montverde, Fla.) who is signed to Florida, “injured his knee some kinda way,” according to his teammate Dakari Johnson, who also hails from Montverde.

“Kasey just text me and said it’s not serious at all,” Johnson said. “He said he’d definitely gonna play Wednesday. I’m just happy that he can play Thursday when we start the NHSI.”

Barber iced his back during Tuesday’s practice and said he’d “be ready to roll for Tuesday’s scrimmage.”

“No question,” he said. “I’ll play Wednesday.”
 
 

 

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