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UAA: Four-star wing Aaron Wiggins on the rise, sorting options

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Aaron Wiggins
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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- Four-star wing Aaron Wiggins of Team Charlotte isn't just one of the most improved players in the Under Armour Association, he's one of the most improved players in the country.

Thanks to a strong junior season and big start to the grassroots circuit, offers have started to pour in. A scorer who creates space off the dribble, Wiggins is trying to stay focused and is avoiding the trap of letting success get to his head.

"I've just stayed focus and I continue to play hard no matter what," Wiggins told Rivals.com. "Even though offers are coming I can't let that change anything. This is something that I've worked for and in order to keep those offers and possibly go to the next level after that, I just have to keep working hard.

"My coaches and teammates are pushing me and just setting me up in games to create and do what I can do."

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During Wiggins' junior season he was able to see the campuses of Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland. He broke down what he likes about each school.

Wake Forest: "They're a great school and they're just telling me that they need a wing who can come off screens and look to attack and shoot the ball as well. This past season they didn't have that tall long wing and the other guards had to try to create their own outside shot, so I could come in and be that guy. They've been recruiting me for a while and it's only 25 minutes away from my house, so I've been down to see them play a few times."

Virginia: "It's a great defensive team, they're really tough on D and I like that. Defense is something that I really like to focus on. They're a great team and it's a great school too."

Virginia Tech: "Coach (Buzz) Williams is doing some good things there. They made the tournament this year. They play tough and it's another competitive team in the ACC."

Maryland: "They have a great campus and the coaches have made me a priority. They tell me they really want a wing who can come in and play the two guard, three guard, and I can play two to the four. They're recruiting me pretty hard right now."

Wiggins has also seen some new programs from outside of the Mid-Atlantic region get involved.

"Florida and Kansas have been recruiting me pretty hard right now," said Wiggins. "Florida calls or texts everyday and Kansas it's the same right now too. USC is also starting to get involved. So those are the three new schools that have been really recruiting me."

The next step for Wiggins is fitting in a couple more visits. Then he'll look to cut his list down in hopes of signing early.

"I want to take a couple visits in June but I haven't really set any of those yet," said Wiggins. "I'm planning on cutting a list of a top five or seven sometime soon. Maybe in June or July. I plan to have my school choice before the school season starts next year."


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