KU’s Andrew Wiggins earns Gatorade national H.S. athlete award

In a photo provided by Gatorade, Andrew Wiggins, right, and Morgan Andrews hold their trophies after being named the nationís top prep male and female athletes, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman)
In a photo provided by Gatorade, Andrew Wiggins, right, and Morgan Andrews hold their trophies after being named the nationís top prep male and female athletes, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andrew Wiggins, headed to Kansas as one of the nation’s most highly recruited basketball players, and soccer player Morgan Andrews, a Notre Dame recruit, were honored as national prep athletes of the year on Tuesday night.

Wiggins averaged a double-double in 25 minutes per game at Huntington St. Joseph’s Prep in West Virginia. The Toronto native has been a fixture on Canada’s junior national team.

Andrews became just the second soccer player to win the national award in its 11-year history. The forward from Milford (N.H.) High scored 31 goals and had 18 assists while leading her team to a 16-3-1 record and the Division II state title. Andrews was captain of the national Under-17 women’s team last year. She’s also an All-State placekicker for her school’s football team.

The awards are sponsored by Gatorade.

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