After hitting the road for a few weeks to play in national tournaments, Huntington Prep returned home for a game against the University of Charleston’s JV squad. Playing against a number of 20-21 year olds, Huntington Prep was still able to cruise to a 99-53 win in front of UNC head coach Roy Williams and his longtime assistant Steve Robinson on Toys for Tots night at Spring Valley
Here’s a look at some of the Huntington Prep players who stood out
Andrew Wiggins, 6’8, SF, 2013-Wiggins did not have the best shooting game, but made up in other facets to finish with 17 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocks in just three quarters of action. The nation’s top player hit a pair of threes, got to the line at will, and changed the game on both ends with his athleticism in a tune-up for this weekend’s Boyd County Roundball Classic.
Montaque Gill-Caesar, 6’5, SG/SF, 2015-The explosion of Montaque Gill-Caesar continued on Wednesday night, where he led Huntington Prep in scoring with 21 points. MGC was a beast flashing to the high post against Charleston’s zone, showed an outstanding feel out on the court, and used his athleticism to do damage in transition. Ranked amongst the top 25 sophomores in the country by some services, “Teki” has been looking more like a top-10 guy all season long.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, 6’3, SG/PG, 2013-Playing point guard for the majority of the game, we got to see what X had to offer when he had the ball in his hands. After shooting the lights out last weekend in DC, the Florida State recruit opted to go with more of a playmaking role and finished with 17 assists via a flurry of no look passes and by keeping his head on a swivel to find the open man. The progression that he’s shown as a playmaker will not only help him immensely in college, but will prove essential in Huntington Prep’s journey for a national championship.
Carlos Arroyo, 6’1, PG/SG, 2013- One of the few Huntington Prep players left who hasn’t decided on a college for next year, Arroyo pumped in 12 points off the bench. He showed that he had no problem slashing to the rim against D-2 Charleston, so schools near that level should have no questions about offering him a scholly.