Former Maryland men’s basketball guard Aaron Wiggins was selected No. 55 overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2021 NBA Draft Thursday night.
Wiggins is the fifth Terp drafted in the last four years joining the likes of Kevin Huerter, Justin Jackson, Bruno Fernando and most recently Jalen Smith who was drafted No. 10 overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2020.
The Greensboro, North Carolina native was projected to go sometime in the second round when inn early July, Wiggins announced he would forgo his remaining college eligibility and remain in the draft.
During his junior season, Wiggins was the Terps’ leading scorer averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 45% from the field. The guard also grabbed an average of 5.8 rebounds and dished out 2.5 assists per game. His final year with the Terps earned Wiggins a 2021 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.
Wiggins’ name is also cemented in Maryland history. He holds the record for the highest NCAA Tournament career three-point field goal percentage with 59.1% and the highest NCAA Tournament series three-point field goal percentage as he shot 64.3% from deep during the 2021 tournament.