February 4, 2013

Shivaugn Wiggins Named Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for Third Time This Season

Mount St. Mary's freshman Shivaughn Wiggins (Charlotte, N.C./North Mecklenberg) has been named the Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week.  It is the third time this season that Wiggins has earned Rookie of the Week honors.

The 5-10 guard averaged 15.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the Mount went 2-0 with wins over Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart.  Against Quinnipiac on Thursday, Wiggins paced the Mount with a team-high 17 points in the 77-73 victory.  He was 10-for-11 at the charity stripe in the win.  In the Mount's 91-82 victory over Sacred Heart, Wiggins finished wit 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and a pair of steals.

Wiggins has scored in double figures in five of the past six games, averaging 14.3 points per game over that stretch.  For the year, he is averaging 7.4 points while shooting 51.9 percent from three-point range.

This is the third NEC Rookie of the Week honor for Wiggins this year.  He is the fifth Mount player to earn three or more Rookie of the Week awards, joining Chris McGuthrie (4), Gregory Harris (3), Mychal Kearse (3) and Jeremy Goode (3).