TACOMA, WA - March 1: Sekou Wiggs #23 of O'Dea HS drives to the basket in an opening round game at the 3A state tournament on March 1, 2012 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. Photo by Jaime Corpus (Used with permission)
Sekou Wiggs, one of the state's top basketball prospects the class of 2012, will be attending Kingdom Prep in Columbus, Georgia for the 2012-13 school year. Wiggs will reclassify to the class of 2013.
Sekou Wiggs, one of the top players from Seattle in the class of 2012, will reclassify to the class of 2013 and attend and play basketball at Kingdom Prep in Columbus, Georgia for the 2012-13 school year.
"I researched and chose Kingdom Prep because it seemed like a great fit. We are supposed to be one of the elite programs in the country next season," Wiggs said.
The 6'3" combo held offers from several schools including Cal Poly, Portland State and San Francisco, however Wiggs wanted to solidify his academic eligibility in order to widen his range of options at the next level.
Several schools have kept in contact with Wiggs since the signing period ended in mid-May. Most notably, California, Florida State, Gonzaga, Texas and Washington State are closely monitoring Wiggs' progress.
Kingdom Prep's basketball program is coached by George Williams, who led the Lions to an undefeated record of 23-0 and a 2012 National Athletic Christian Association Division III national championship.
Wiggs sought advice from former O'Dea teammate Dustin Watts, who attended Stoneridge Prep in California this past year. Watts signed with UTEP last fall and will star for the Miners this upcoming season.
"This way I will not lose a year of eligibilty, and I will also be reclassified into the grade I belong in," Wiggs said.
Wiggs turns 18 this October and has been competing with and against older players his entire basketball career.
This summer, Wiggs will also be playing point guard for a Texas-based AAU team, Gametime Elite. Wiggs will leave for Georgia in late August.
Wiggs starred for O'Dea this past season, averaging 17.6 points per game. This past March, he helped the Fighting Irish finish in sixth place at the WIAA 3A State Tournament.
Watch highlights of Wiggs from his junior season (2011) below:
Sekou Wiggs College Recruiting Video (via SeattleSportsVideos)