Junior PG Visited St. John's

St. Bonaventure has tendered a scholarship offer.

It's still too early to get a handle on how Doug Wiggins' recruitment will play out, but the 5-foot-11, 155 pound junior playmaker from East Hartford High School in Connecticut has plenty of schools poking around and showing interest.

"We've gotten calls from NC State, Georgetown, St. John's, UConn, Boston College, Fordham, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt, and some others," said Anthony Menard, Wiggins' high school coach at East Hartford. "St. Bonaventure has offered him. NC State plans on coming in to see him early in the season.

"Coaches think he is the type of player who could blow up in the next year, and be out of their reach."

Wiggins and Menard trekked down to St. John's last weekend to take in a practice.

Right now, there is a decent amount of residual buzz from Wiggins' play this fall at the IS8 League and the Gaucho Roundball League in New York City with the Fairfield County Stars, but not many teams have gotten a first-hand look at the slippery guard, yet. UConn came in in late September to evaluate him, and St. Joseph's was supposed to take in a workout which would up being scuttled when Wiggins was sick.

Wiggins is a wiry guard who is elusive off the dribble and can create for himself and others. He is adept at getting in the lane and creating. He sees the floor well. Wiggins needs to get stronger but he is very athletic. He was on the receiving end of a couple of alleyoops in fall play.

Wiggins played last summer with the Connecticut Basketball Club, coached by J.R. Hargrave. He'll likely compete on the AAU circuit this spring with the Fairfield County Stars, coached by Billy Lovett.

Wiggins carries a 3.1 GPA.


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