One of the factors in Wiggin's decision was he wanted to be part of a winning program.
When asked about the controversy
surrounding his decision, Wiggins said he was surprised by all the controversy
and thought people would simply accept his decision. He said that the
Coach Menard said that they were on the phone
with the St.
Wiggins said that his doubts about
Doug described his game as
fast-paced, up-tempo. He said he's
a scorer, which his teammates admitted was his role at
The two areas that he said he needs to work on over the next twelve months are his strength and the consistency on his jumpshot. When asked a similar question, Coach Menard said that the two areas he'd like to see his star point guard improve are his leadership and strength. He said that Doug weighed just 122 pounds in 9th grade but now weighs 160. Consistency with his three-point shot was another area. Menard said, "The jump he made from grade 10 to grade 11 was the biggest jump I've ever seen a high school player make. It's a tribute to his work ethic and his desire to succeed."
The thing that stood out most about Doug Wiggins had nothing to do with what he does on the court. When I asked his coach, teammates and the athletic director to tell me about Doug they all told how good a person he is. Sounds like a welcome addition to UConn's 2006 recruiting class.