"Antwaine Wiggins is looking to drive the ball more this year. He has always been a good defender and is very long and athletic. He is also starting to be more aggressive with his increased role this year as our lone senior on the roster." - CofC Head Coach Bobby Cremins
• 2011-12 Preseason All-Southern Conference Team selection (coaches)
• Tabbed 2011-12 Best Perimeter Defenders In Nation by CBSSports.com
Played in 36 games of the season with 34 starts...Averaged 7.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals per game...Led the team in blocks (42)...Knocked down a career-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor against Samford (2/21/11)...Brought down a career-best 11 rebounds against UNCG (2/12/11) and Clemson (12/22/10)...Turned in a double-double performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds versus UNCG...Made career-high five blocked shots at Maryland in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer (11/10/10)...Scored in double figures on 32 occasions with two 20-point outings...Had three double-digit board games...Dished out a career-high six assists against Vermont in ESPN BracketBusters game (2/19/11)...Made seven dunks.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2009-10)
Missed the entire 2009-10 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during September workouts.
Played and started in all 36 games of the season averaging 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game...Registered 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals against SIU-Edwardsville (11/14/08) in the Charleston Classic...Recorded 10 points, three rebounds and three assists versus TCU (11/16/08)...Tied career-high with 17 points and added a career-best four assists against Charleston Southern (11/20/08)...Scored13 points and brought down eight boards versus South Carolina (11/28/08)...Made a steal with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to seal the win against the Gamecocks...Led the Cougars with a career-high 20 points including a career-best six three-pointers in eight attempts at Elon (12/4/08)...Notched 16 points including the game-winning putback with 23.6 seconds left at Winthrop (12/22/08)...Contributed 12 points at North Carolina (1/7/09)...Turned in 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting versus Samford (1/12/09)...Grabbed nine boards and blocked a potential game-winning three-pointer by Stephen Curry at the buzzer to preserve the team's win at Davidson (2/7/09).
Saw action in 33 games of the season with 32 starts...Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds against Georgia Southern (1/10/08)...Knocked down 13 points versus The Citadel (1/14/08)...Made a career-high four three-pointers and tied his career best with 17 points at Elon (2/20/08)...Had eight points and a team-high seven rebounds versus UNCG (2/25/08)....Turned in his first career double-double versus Wofford (1/17/08)...Had a career-high three blocks at South Carolina (12/22/07)...Tied his career-high with four offensive rebounds at Florida State (12/18/07)...Made a career-best 12 field-goal attempts and four offensive rebounds at Chattanooga (12/15/07)...Had a career-high tying three 3-pointers at Western Carolina (12/1/07)...Registered six points and career-highs in assists (3) and rebounds (9) against Charleston Southern (1/28/08)...Had eight points and four rebounds at Fordham (11/24/07)...Led CofC with 17 points versus Temple including14 in the second half at the Jim 'N Nick's Classic...Saw 33 minutes of action with six points and eight rebounds in his collegiate debut at UNC Wilmington (11/10/07).
Graduated in 2007 from Greeneville High School and played basketball for coach Bill Duncan...Led the Greene Devils to a 32-3 overall record and an 11-0 league mark as a senior...Was a finalist for Tennessee's Class AAA Mr. Basketball award after averaging 26.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 4.0 assists...Scored 18 points including the game-winning tip-in in the closing seconds to help the East beat the West, 102-100, in the Tennessee Coaches Association All-Star Game...Named all-star game MVP...Earned all-county and all-state honors...Averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds as a junior.
Antwaine Jermaine Wiggins...Nickname is Twaine...Born on Dec. 23, 1988 in Kingston, N.C...Son of Charles and Ernestine Wiggins...His cousin, Mitchell Wiggins, played college basketball at Florida State and professionally for the NBA's Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets...Is lefthanded...Sociology major at College of Charleston...Enjoys playing video games and spending time with his teammates.
WIGGINS' CAREER SUPERLATIVES
Points: 24 vs. Samford (2/21/11)
Field Goals: 10 vs. Samford (2/21/11)
FG Attempted: 14 at Elon (12/4/08)
3PT Field Goals: 6 at Elon (12/4/08)
3PT FG Attempted: 8 at North Carolina (1/7/09), at Elon (12/4/08)
Free Throws: 6 vs. Wofford (3/7/11)
FT Attempted: 8 vs. Wofford (3/7/11)
Rebounds: 11 vs. UNCG (2/12/11), vs. Clemson (12/22/10)
Offensive: 5 (four times)
Defensive: 7 (three times)
Assists: 6 vs. Vermont (2/19/11)
Turnovers: 4 (four times)
Blocked Shots: 5 at Maryland (11/10/10)
Steals: 4 vs. The Citadel (3/7/08), vs. Arkansas (11/15/07)
Minutes: 41 at Elon (12/4/08)
Double Figure Scoring Games: 32
20-Point Games: 2
30-Point Games: None
Double Figure Rebounding Games: 3
Double Figure Assists Games: None
Led in Scoring: 6
Led in Rebounding: 13
Led in Assists: 13
Consecutive Double-Figure Scoring Streak: 5