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Huntington (W.Va.) Prep is preseason Super 25 No. 1

Wiggins, Rathan-Mayes form elite duo for the Express


8:41 AM, Nov. 15, 2012 EST

Andrew Wiggins and Huntington (W.Va.) Prep are No. 1 in the preseason Super 25 rankings. / Randy Snyder

With the unveiling of the Top 5 teams, the preseason Super 25 high school boys' basketball rankings are set. Preseason hype doesn't mean much, of course. Now it's time for these teams -- and others that missed the cut -- to prove their worth on the court. Let us know your thoughts on the rankings @USATODAYhss.

Teams 25-16
Teams 15-6

PHOTOS: Preseason Super 25 - Top 10

5. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) (29-3)

Roschon Prince (21.7 ppg and 7.6 rpg) a 6-6 F who is headed to Southern Cal, is the top returnee, along with 6-7 PF Jordan Bell. G Ke’jhan Feagin is a solid three-point threat. Schedule includes City of Palms tournament.

MORE: Top Ranking Brings Pressure

4. Chester (Pa.) (32-0)

Defending two-time AAAA state champions are led by versatile F Rondae Jefferson (12.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 4.5 apg) who is headed to Arizona, along with G Darius Robinson, 6-7 F Richard Granberry and G Conrad Chambers. The Clippers have won eight state titles, a state record, and are on a 58-game winning streak.

3. Simeon (Chicago) (33-1)

The three-time defending 4A champions return All-USA F Jabari Parker, G Kendrick Nunn, who has committed to Illinois, and talented sophomore F Dennis Williams. Tough schedule includes Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) and Montverde (Fla.) Academy.

MORE: 10 Cases for No. 1

2. Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) (32-1)

The Pilots should be a force with PG Nigel Williams-Goss, who has committed to Washington, UNLV commit Christian Wood, who has a 7-3 wingspan and newcomers Allerik Freeman, a 6-4 G headed to UCLA, Dion Wade, a 6-7 wing and 6-3 G Stanford Robinson, an Indiana commit who transferred from Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.).

1. Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) (28-2)

The Express may have the best high school player in North America in 6-8 SF Andrew Wiggins (24.1 ppg), a Toronto native, and another Canadian elite player in Florida State recruit Xavier Rathan-Mayes (14.6) ppg. C Moses Kingsley (who is headed to Arkansas) and 6-10 C Dominic Woodson will cause matchup problems for opponents and PG Travon Landry is headed to Tennessee. Schedule takes team to eight states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.

 

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