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Sekou Wiggs Played Crucial Role In Westchester’s Depth In Second Season With Knicks

After making great improvements during the summer of 2018, Sekou Wiggs was a main contributor in Westchester’s second unit.

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Sekou Wiggs finished his rookie season with the Westchester Knicks on a high note. He continuously worked on his shot and physical strength in the summer of 2018 in preparation for his second season. He felt his main option heading into his sophomore season was returning to Westchester.

His improvements were on display throughout his second season. While 13.7 minutes in November and 12.4 minutes in December, his playing time and production went up in 2019. Wiggs showed he could be one of the main contributors in the second unit and he attributed that to seizing the opportunity that was presented to him.

“You definitely got to seize the opportunity,” Wiggs said. “Opportunities don’t come too often. When they come you got to be ready for them, so you just got to keep your head down, grind through the season and just know that when they call on your name and call on your number, you got to be ready. That’s what I’ve been able to do for this past season.”

Wiggs put up his best numbers of the season in January in an increased role. He averaged 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals on 46.0 percent from the field, while draining one three per game, in 12 games. The second-year guard closed out the regular season by scoring in double figures in five of his final seven games of the regular season.

He recorded his first double-double (13 points and 13 rebounds) of the season in the season finale against the Erie BayHawks. Wiggs finished out the season by posting another double-double (23 points and 10 rebounds) in the G League Semifinals.

In the final three months of the season, Wiggs showed what he could do when he was presented with more playing time. He showed that he could score the ball and was efficient with his shot in January, while nearly dishing out four assists (3.7) in March. He was a valuable contributor down the stretch and played a crucial role in Westchester’s depth.

Notable 2018-19 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

7.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 41.9 FG% in 49 games
10.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 42.9 FG% in two playoff games

Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

Jan. 28 vs Raptors 905: 22 points on nine field goals made
Mar. 23 vs Erie BayHawks: 13 rebounds
Jan. 26 vs Sioux Falls Skyforce: Four three-pointers made
Jan. 4 vs Raptors 905 & Feb. 24 vs Lakeland Magic: Three steals (tied career high)

External links

Sekou Wiggs Seized Opportunity With Westchester Knicks
Westchester’s Depth On Display As Knicks Head To G League Postseason

Video Links

Sekou Wiggs (22 points) Highlights vs. Raptors 905 (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Sekou Wiggs (23 Points) Highlights vs. Lakeland Magic (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Sekou Wiggs (19 points) Highlights vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Sekou Wiggs (18 points) Highlights vs. Raptors 905 (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Sekou Wiggs (20 points) Highlights vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Sekou Wiggs (20 Points) Highlights vs. Canton Charge (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Sekou Wiggs (18 points) Highlights vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce (via NBA G League/YouTube)