HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Andrew Wiggins wanted to step up his game after moving from his native Canada to play basketball at a prep school in West Virginia.
No problem there.
The next step is more difficult - choosing a college to showcase his talents.
The Toronto-born Wiggins received the Gatorade Boys National Basketball Player of the Year award Wednesday, adding to the Naismith Foundation national honor he received last month.
The 6-foot-8 senior is the first Canadian to win the Gatorade award.
"It's a big honor, especially being Canadian," Wiggins said. "That's a great feeling to put Canada on the map."
Wiggins, who thought it would be a normal day and dressed in his regular school clothes, learned about the award in class at St. Joseph's Central Catholic High School during a surprise visit from past winner and former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning.
"Andrew's such a humble and polite kid," said Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford. "It's very gratifying to see a young man like him win an award such as this. He's put a lot of time and effort into his game. This award is more about his character. Everyone knows he's a great basketball player - one of the best in the country at any age."
Wiggins averaged 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game this season for Huntington Prep, whose players attend St. Joseph.
He is being heavily recruited by Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State.
He's still mulling his choice, one that's complicated by the fact that both his parents attended Florida State.
He's the son of former NBA first-round pick Mitchell Wiggins and Marita Payne-Wiggins, a former Canadian Olympic sprinter and silver medalist.
Older brother Nick plays guard at Wichita State.
"Obviously, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are staples among the elite in college basketball and Florida State fits in there a little bit below that," Fulford said. "His parents going there makes it a tough decision."