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Aaron Wiggins, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Wesleyan Christian (N.C.), committed to Maryland on Saturday.
Wiggins is ranked the No. 18 small forward in the Class of 2018 per 247Sports.com.
“After transferring to Wesleyan Christian Academy last year, and having the opportunity to play two AAU seasons with Team Charlotte, I have been blessed with the option to [choose] between many Division 1 colleges,” tweeted Wiggins. “After giving it much thought, and speaking with my family, coaches, and those closest to me, I have decided to commit to the University of Maryland!”
Wesleyan coach and former Terps point guard Keith Gatlin told the Baltimore Sun, “He’s a great kid. He’s a great basketball player, but he’s a better person. Great family, great student. Maryland is getting a gem all the way around.”
Added Gatlin: “The kid is very talented. He can handle [the ball], he can shoot it. Very smooth player. He came to our program and he played in national events.”
Photo: Aaron Wiggins/ Baltimore Sun
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.