April 26, 2006

Greeneville's Wiggins Sees Stock Soar

For the last year or so, conventional wisdom has said that the in-state '07 Class of basketball talent will be a thin crop . That may still be the case, at least in comparison with the bountiful talent present in the state in 2006, but with some strong play this spring, Greenville's Antwaine Wiggins is showing that it's not as 'down' of a year as some may have initially thought.

Wiggins (6-foot-6, 185 pounds) is a versatile wing-forward prospect who started turning the heads of college coaches with his performance at the prestigious Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton to start off the AAU season. He continued to impress this past weekend in Houston at the Kingwood Classic, playing with his Tennessee Travelers' squad.

Originally from Kinston, N.C., Wiggins is a player that has largely been flying under the radar as far as recruiting goes. The fact that he moved from one state to another and played only a limited AAU schedule prior to his junior season gave him a lower profile than he otherwise might have had, but that situation is starting to change. He was already holding a handful of Southern Conference offers, but his profile his rise.

Wiggins averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds this past season in leading Greeneville to a surprise berth in the state tournament where they lost to eventual state champion Memphis Hamilton.

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