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Maryland men’s basketball’s Aaron Wiggins to remain in NBA Draft

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The now-former Terp has elected to forgo his eligibility.

Aaron Wiggins will keep his name in the 2021 NBA Draft, forgoing his final year of eligibility at Maryland, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

Wiggins attended the G-league combine last month where he impressed scouts, earning an invite to the NBA Combine. There, the 6’6 guard stood out in various drills but was inconsistent in the scrimmages.

Since the combine, Wiggins has attended various workouts with NBA teams and received positive feedback, according to Givony. Wiggins is currently listed as the No. 64 prospect in ESPN’s top 100.

The 22-year-old was the second-leading scorer for Maryland last season averaging 14.5 ppg and often the go-to option offensively. The North Carolina native was one of the most talented two-way wings in the Big Ten. To go along with his 14.5 ppg on 45% shooting from the floor, Wiggins averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

Towards the end of last season, Wiggins’ play became more consistent and he emerged as an improved playmaker. Over his last 10 games of the 2020-21 season, Wiggins averaged 18.1 ppg.

With Eric Ayala announcing his return to school for his senior season last week, Wiggins was the final domino to fall for the Terps roster. Despite Wiggins’ decision, Maryland returns three of its top five leading scorers from the previous season in Ayala, Donta Scott and Hakim Hart.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff now have one more open scholarship that they can shop around the transfer portal with, as they look to shore up what figures to be a very strong roster. The Terps brought in center Qudus Wahab and point guard Fatts Russell early on in the offseason, but also recently added forward depth with Pavlo Dziuba joining the program.