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3   Doug Wiggins
Doug Wiggins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Hartford, Conn.

High School:
East Hartford HS

Last College:
Connecticut

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 160

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/26/1988


Sat out 2008-09 season due to transfer eligibility rules. Left UMass after 2008-09.

KELLOGG ON WIGGINS: "Doug Wiggins has been unbelievable since coming to UMass. I love his demeanor and the way he is around the guys. He's got a great personality and on top of that he's a very good player. He's given Chris Lowe some great competition here early in our pre-season. I'm looking for him to be a great leader in practice, push the first team and to come in next year and really give us a boost with experience playing at the highest level and then practicing against of the best point guards in the country."

As a sophomore in 2007-08 (at Connecticut): Saw action in all 31 games as a sophomore and averaged 18.9 minutes per game ... Ended the season averaging 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game ... Season-high six assists against West Virginia (3/1) ... Scoring in double-figures in eight games with a season-best 20 points at South Florida (2/16) ... Also hauled in a career-best nine rebounds... That finished a stretch of three games in row with 10 more points ... Scored 10 points against Notre Dame (2/13) and Georgia Tech (2/9) ... Tallied 15 points in back-to-back games against Providence (1/17) and at Georgetown (1/12) ... Also had six rebounds against the Hoyas ... Had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists at Central Florida (12/28) ... Scored 10 points against Quinnipiac (12/16) ... Tallied 13 points against Gardner-Webb (11/15) in the Preseason NIT.

As a freshman in 2006-07 (at Connecticut): Played in all 31 games, making two starts at point guard against Indiana and at Louisville... Averaged 6.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game... Led team in steals eight times and assists on four occasions this season... Scored six points against Syracuse in the BIG EAST Tournament... Tallied seven points at Georgetown... Tallied 10 points and two steals in win over Seton Hall ... Had eight points and two steals vs. Georgia Tech... Tallied 10 points and two assists against Providence... Scored eight points and dished five assists in first career start vs. Indiana... Had a team-leading 19 points, four steals and three rebounds against Marquette... Scored a career-high 20 points, hitting four three-pointers, against West Virginia... Had eight points and four boards against Coppin State... Scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in win over Pepperdine... Had 14 points, two rebounds and two assists in win over Northeastern... Hit all five field goals and four free throw attempts against Texas Southern to end the night with 17 points and four assists... Scored 12 points and tallied five assists in win over Sacred Heart.

Before College: Finished his four-year varsity career with 1,763 points... As a senior at East Hartford H.S. in 2005-06, he averaged 32.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 steals per game ... He was the Connecticut Gatorade High School Player of the year as East Hartford finished the season 19-3 and won the CCC North title ... Was selected to the 2006 Hartford Courant and New Haven Register All-State First teams ... Was an All-Conference Selection and served as captain of his team ... Led the state of Connecticut in scoring... As a junior in 2004-05, he averaged 26 points per game ... He was selected to the 2005 Hartford Courant All-State first team ... Was an All-Conference selection as well ... Served as captain of the team and led the state of Connecticut in scoring.

Personal: Doug Edwards Wiggins... Born January 26, 1988 in Hartford, Conn .... Son of Doug Wiggins Sr. and Charmaine McQuillar ... Has four brothers, Devonte, Tijae, Doug, and Derrell, and two sisters Celeste and Shirrell ... Plans to major in African-American Studies at UMass.

WIGGINS' CAREER STATISTICS 
Year		GP	GS	Min	Avg	FG	FGA	Pct	3FG	FGA	Pct	FT	FTA	Pct	Off	Def	Tot	Avg	PF	FO	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	Pts	Avg
2006-07 UC	31	2	548 	17.7  	71	183	 .388	 28	85	.329	 42	57	.737	21	44	 65	2.1	57	0	50	45	2	33	212	6.8
2007-08 UC	31	0	586	18.9	69 	168	.411	31	86	.360	39	41	 .951	20	65	85	2.7	45	0	76	31	2	32	208	6.7
TOTAL		62	2	1134	18.3	140	351	.399	59	171	.345	81	98	.827	41	109	150	2.4	102	0	136	76	4	65	420	6.8

Career Highs 
Category # Opponent, Date Points 20 at West Virginia, 12/30/06 20 at USF, 2/16/08 Field Goals 7 at West Virginia, 12/30/06 Field Goals Att. 14 at West Virginia, 12/30/06 3-Point FG 4 at West Virginia, 12/30/06 3-Point FG Att. 9 Providence, 1/17/08 Free Throws 11 at USF, 2/16/08 Free Throw Att 11 at USF, 2/16/08 Rebounds 9 Notre Dame, 2/13/08 Assists 6 West Virginia, 3/1/08 Blocks 1 four times, last at Villinova, 2/23/08 Steals 6 Albany, 11/26/06 Minutes 30 Providence, 1/17/08 30 Marquette, 1/10/07

A Few Minutes With DOUGIE FRESH
Full Name: Doug Edwards Wiggins
Nickname: Fresh
Major: African American Studies
Favorite Musical Artist: Max B
Favorite Sports Movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite TV Show: SportsCenter
Favorite Web Site: www.datpiff.com
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Stephen A. Smith
Pro Sports Team I Would Like to Play For: Miami, Boston, Chicago, LA
Favorite Athletes: Chris Paul, Randy Moss
Childhood Idol: Allen Iverson
Hobbies: Texting, chilling with friends
Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: UConn
Best Player I Ever Faced: Derrick Rose
Toughest Place I Ever Played: Pittsburgh
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: ESPN or SLAM
My Biggest Fear: Failure
Most Famous Person Ever Met: Michael Jordon
People I'd Like to Have Dinner With: My whole family
Place I'd Like to Visit: Bahamas, Virgin Islands
Best Part about Living in Amherst: Nothing around to get you in trouble
Best Moment of UMass: First day of team gathering
My First Memory of Basketball: Being no older than 13 but still playing pickup with grown men faithfully
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I've had it for so long and that's what I feel comfortable in
My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Going on a 10-game win streak in conference with UConn
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Football
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My mentor Manny and my mother
Pre-Game Rituals: IPod listening to some RnB and rap
Best Advice from a Coach:"What don't kill you will only make you stronger"
Most People Don't Know This But: I'm barely 6 feet tall
One thing I Wish I Were Better At: Time management
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: I know how to talk to all types of people
If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Keep working to get $2 Billion
The Person I Would Choose to be Stranded on a Deserted Island With: Sanaa Lathan

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