December 10, 2012--Mount St. Mary's freshman Shivaughn Wiggins (Charlotte, N.C./North Mecklenberg) has been named the Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. Wiggins had eight points and six assists in the Mount's 72-65 win over Navy this past Friday.
Wiggins played a season-high 26 minutes against Navy, finishing with eight points, six assists and no turnovers. He made several key plays down the stretch as the Mount held off a Navy rally. Wiggins had a fantastic block with 5:47 left to preserve a five-point Mount lead. Two minutes later, he dished out an assist on a three-pointer that gave the Mount a 66-58 advantage.
For the season, Wiggins is averaging 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, playing 17.0 minutes per contest. He has a 3.67-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio while he has committed just four turnovers in 119 minutes of action on the year.
Wiggins is the 18th Mount player to earn NEC Rookie of the Week honors since the Mount joined the Northeast Conference in 1989-90. The last Mountaineer to win the award was Kelvin Parker on February 6, 2012.
The Mount is back in action on Saturday, December 15, with a 7:30 p.m. game at longtime rival Loyola. The game will be televised live on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).