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Maryland basketball’s Aaron Wiggins enters NBA Draft, will retain eligibility

The junior forward will officially test the NBA waters.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 12 Big Ten Tournament - Maryland v Michigan Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Maryland men’s basketball junior guard Aaron Wiggins announced on Friday that he entered his name into the NBA Draft while maintaining his eligibility.

The 6-foot-6 guard ranked second on the team in points per game, rebounds per game and assists. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.8 boards and had 2.5 assists per game in his junior season earning him an All-Big Ten Team honorable mention.

Wiggins has made an impression on the Maryland record books. His NCAA Tournament three-point field goal percentage (.591) ranks first in program history. The Greensboro, North Carolina native’s 172 career three-point baskets put him 12th in the record books while his three-point field goal percentage (.361) ranks 15th.

As a sophomore, Wiggins averaged 10.4 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per game coming off the bench resulting in him being named the 2020 Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year.

Wiggins is expected to take part in this year’s NBA Combine from June 21 through June 27, after which he has until July 7 to decide if he wants to keep his in name in the draft. Wiggins is the second player from last year’s squad to test the NBA waters, as senior guard Darryl Morsell announced on April 5 that he would enter the draft.

If Wiggins were to remain in the draft, he would be the fourth player to leave the program since the end of the season along with Morsell, Aquan Smart and Chol Marial.