Wiggins Discusses His UCONN Future

Doug Wiggins talks about his future at Connecticut

Doug Wiggins, the 6-foot point guard out of East Hartford High School, is staying close to his East Hartford home and will play for Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun and the University of Connecticut.

Wiggins had previously given a verbal commitment to St. John's. He bailed out on the Red Storm only last month after St. John's spent several months recruiting him.

"I wanted to stay close to home plus I get to play for a Hall of Fame coach," said Wiggins of the reasons he chose the Huskies. "It's my dream school and they had an opening for a guard."

Wiggins said he thinks he'd like to stay at point guard when he gets to the UConn campus in the fall. A couple of Huskies assistant coaches attended one of Wiggins' preseason games because they "wanted to see if I can run the show," and Wiggins feels he proved that he could.

The coaches would like Wiggins to add some pounds to his 166-pound frame and Wiggins said he would like to be up around 175 when his first Big East season starts next year.

Minutes might be hard to come by in Wiggins freshman year with a transfer student ahead of him on the depth chart. That could force Wiggins to the two-guard in order to see the floor, but Wiggins would like to stay at the point.

"I can play a combo," Wiggins said of splitting time between shooting guard and point guard. "But I'm trying to get back to the little. I think the minutes are there."

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