Aaron Wiggins announced today that he would be keeping his name in the 2021 NBA Draft and forgoing his remaining college eligibility. The now-former Maryland Terrapins’ guard spent three years with the program and will now be headed to the NBA. Wiggins was one of the Terrapins’ best-rostered players last year and the team will miss his production. The upperclassman guard declared for the 2021 NBA Daft earlier this year but was keeping his eligibility intact for the time being.
Breaking: Aaron Wiggins is keeping his name in the 2021 NBA draft and will forgo his remaining eligibility at Maryland, he told ESPN. Wiggins has elevated his standing in the eyes of NBA teams with a strong pre-draft process thus far. https://t.co/Pixp2ftZDV
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) July 5, 2021
It seems that Wiggins has impressed a team or teams in the pre-draft process so far and has heard enough to determined that he will be drafted high enough for him to make the jump to the NBA. Aaron Wiggins made a big jump in his third year of college basketball. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in his third year of college eligibility. Wiggins was a force in college basketball during his junior year. He has shown growth on the court and in the box score each of his years at Maryland.
The Maryland Terrapins will miss Wiggins’ production but have found players to replace him for the upcoming season. The guard should thrive at the next level coming off the bench for an NBA team. It is currently unclear where he will get drafted, but the coaching scheme will make or break the young basketball player. Wiggins spent three years with the Terrapins and will now begin his basketball journey on the professional level.