Class of 2018 small forward Aaron Wiggins verbally committed to Maryland Saturday, becoming the first Terps commit in the 2018 class.
— Aaron (@Aaron_Wiggins_) June 3, 2017
Wiggins is a four-star recruit and the No. 62 ranked player in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports. The High Point, North Carolina native made his announcement after taking an official visit to Maryland on Friday.
The 6-foot-6, 180-pound wing chose Maryland over 10 other schools that offered, including Kansas, USC and Florida. He is the 5th-ranked class of 2018 player in North Carolina, where he plays his high school ball under former Terps guard Keith Gatlin at the Wesleyan Christian Academy.
This summer in the Under Armour AAU circuit, Wiggins has excelled for Team Charlotte, averaging 15.1 points per game. The rising high school senior has also impressed coaches with his 3-point shooting, which helped make him a top priority for Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon.
Wiggins’ commitment could also be a sign of good things to come for Turgeon and his staff in their pursuit of other players in the 2018 class. The Terps recently offered Wiggins’ high school teammate Ian Steere, a three-star power forward with 10 other offers.
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