UConn Looking At Top Junior PG

Doug Wiggins from East Hartford High School is getting in-state looks.

His name isn't quite out there yet, but Doug Wiggins' renown is growing.

The slippery 5-foot-10, 155 pound point guard and junior from East Hartford High School in Connecticut turned in an impressive 18 point, six assist performance in the Fairfield County Stars' loss to the Tim Thomas Playaz in the championship of the Hoop Group's Jamfest last weekend at Seton Hall.

Wiggins is a wiry guard who is a slick ballhandler. He is elusive off the dribble and can get into the lane and create. He needs to get stronger to absorb knocks in the paint, but has shown that he has the zip to get past defenders and to the hoop.

"He's the best underclassman point guard in the state of Connecticut," said Billy Lovett, Wiggins' coach with the Fairfield County Stars. "He is a tough and tremendously skilled point guard. He has worked very hard on his jump shot this summer to help him become the player that he is now."

After Wiggins' performance at the Jamfest, UConn and Providence called to express interest in coming in to see Doug work out this week. Other schools who have shown some interest include West Virginia, DePaul, George Washington, St. John's, Quinnipiac, and Fairfield.

Wiggins is also participating in the IS8 League in Queens with Lovett's Stars this fall.


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