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MM 8.17: Aaron Wiggins signs two-way deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder

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

2021 Las Vegas Summer League - Oklahoma City Thunder v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

One of Maryland men’s basketball’s former players officially signed an NBA contract as Aaron Wiggins inked a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team announced on Sunday.

Wiggins signed what is known to be a two-way contract with the team that drafted him at the No. 55 overall spot in this year’s NBA Draft.

In the 2021 NBA Summer League, he averaged 11.5 points over the course of four games and chipped in with five rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as well. Wiggins averaged over 24 minutes per game in what was a solid exhibition of his abilities.

After signing the two-way deal in which the financials have yet to be released, Wiggins can officially play on the Thunder or be moved to the team’s G League affiliate, the OKC Blue.

In other news

Maryland athletics announced its coronavirus protocols ahead of the 2021 fall season.

Maryland women’s basketball welcomed incoming freshman forward Emma Chardon.

Former Maryland football star Torrey Smith expressed his excitement over seeing the Terps at the Ravens preseason game.

Maryland men’s soccer is gearing up for the season with an exhibition at home this Saturday.

Maryland women’s soccer players Malikae and Mikayla Dayes along with Alyssa Poarch are among the Big Ten women soccer 2021 players to watch.

Former Maryland football player William Likely III is finding success beyond his days in College Park.