Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fmr N Meck star Shivaughn Wiggins wins college conf. rookie of the year

Former North Mecklenburg basketball star Shivaughn Wiggins was named Northeast Conference rookie of the year. He is just the second player from Mount Saint Mary’s to win the award and the first since 1993.

Wiggins, a 5-foot-10 freshman guard, had 28 points in Mount Saint Mary’s 103-86 win at Farleigh Dickinson Saturday. That was the team’s seventh straight win ad its nine in 10 games.

It was the fourth time that Wiggins has scored more than 20 points per game.

Wiggins jumped into the starting lineup in mid-January. Since then, he averaged more than 14 points and shot better than 52 percent from the field. The team is 10-4 with him as a starter.