Rob Fulford has been the head coach at Huntington Prep since 2009. (Getty Images)When asked to describe the atmosphere around the Huntington Prep basketball team last season, head coach Rob Fulford's answer is short and to the point, yet not all that surprising.
“It was definitely a circus,” Fulford said in a recent interview, referring specifically his team’s experience on the road.
Sold out gyms; a heavy media presence at games; one-hour autograph sessions. A bit more attention than one might expect for a high school team.
However, the West Virginia school was home to Canadian phenom Andrew Wiggins and Fulford, who says he’s never experienced that type of buzz around a team before, knows most, if not all the interest around his group came from fans and media who just wanted to catch a glimpse of the budding hoops star before he ventured off to the NCAA.
“Certainly Andrew was rock star status,” Fulford said of the 18-year-old. “I think that was one of the things for us last year, the guys had to adjust to that . . . I thought the kids handled themselves well, butRead More »from Huntington Prep basketball team adjusting to life without Andrew Wiggins