Last season, Bowling Green’s Demajeo Wiggins’ stats were solid, but not spectacular. The 6’10, 240 pound junior from Toledo averaged 10 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He shot37.9% from the free throw line as a freshman. Early last season, he was over 70%, before falling off a bit to 61% by season’s end. That was the story of his overall game last season. He would take two steps forward, and then a step back. Two steps forward, one step back.
Watching him transition from the exceptionally gifted but raw freshman into the player he is today has been impressive. What’s equally impressive is just how much farther he could grow. While 10 points and nearly 8 rebounds a game would have been good enough to make this list, it’s only a glimpse of what he might be capable of.
As the Youtube clip against Akron last season shows, he played some of his biggest games against the best competition.
Aside from the potential, another reason I think we will see much more out of Wiggins is that a lot of those great big men from last season are gone, including Jimmy Hall, Antonio Campbell, and Isaiah Johnson in his own division. Another factor that could be working in his favor is that the non-conference schedule is on the light side which could lead to a big boost in his confidence. Those two things, along with his exceptional ability, could combine to make for a special season for Mr. Wiggins.