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MM 10.7: Former Maryland basketball player Aaron Wiggins impresses in NBA preseason debut

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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The NBA preseason kicked off this week and former Maryland men’s basketball star Aaron Wiggins got off to a hot start in his preseason debut as a rookie.

Wiggins was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder this past June in the second round with the 55th overall pick. On Tuesday night, Wiggins had 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the field and 3-3 shooting from long range.

In July, Wiggins signed a two-way contract with the Thunder. At the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in August, Wiggins had a terrific week. In five games, the 22-year-old averaged 11.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game on 43% shooting from the field.

Wiggins decided to forego his senior season at Maryland and enter the NBA draft last spring. He will now attempt to continue to impress the Thunder organization and earn some playing time on a young team in Oklahoma City.

In Other News

Maryland football needs to have a short memory to keep its season’s hopes alive

The Testudo Times crew recapped last weeks Iowa game and previewed the matchup against Ohio State this weekend on the latest podcast

Maryland men’s and women’s basketball are headed to Indianapolis for Big Ten Media Day on Thursday.

Wednesday was National Coaches Day and many Terps teams honored their staff.

Maryland men’s soccer is excited to be back home this Friday.

Maryland women’s soccer will also play this Friday on the road.

Maryland football is trying to put the Iowa game behind them and focus on the task at hand.