Kevon Wiggins is still lights out!

first_imgDESPITE MOVING to the United States of America with his family, 16-year-old Kevon Wiggins is still flying the Guyana flag as high as he did when he represented the country atKevon Wigginsthe Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) U-16 Championships earlier this year.The six-foot combo guard is making a name for himself as a starter on the Evander High School basketball team based in the Bronx, New York. According to Kevon,the transition to playing in the U.S.A was a fairly smooth one.“When I went to school, the basketball coach asked if I played ball because he watched the CBC tournaments and he remembered me,” stated Kevon.From there it was just about making the team and solidifying himself as a premier player. So far the prolific player has done so. He is one of two sophomores on a team filled with seniors. Wiggins has played in seven games under Head Coach David Fonfa and has scored 99 total points with 24 two-pointers and 15 three pointers in the seven- game stretch. Wiggins is also averaging 14.14 points and 2.43 rebounds during that period.For Wiggins,the experience has been a good one to this point, despite his new surroundings. “It’s been good, but it’s harder than when I was back home. But that’s also good for me because when I return to Guyana next year I expect the games to be easier.”He also stated that in that short span of time since being a part of Evander his game has improved dramatically. “Everything has improved, especially my ability to jump. I can dunk now, my shooting is much better and my basketball IQ is still rising,” he stated.The ‘young gun’ was already as deadly as they come from behind the arc during the CBC Championships,being Guyana’s primary threat from behind the three-point line.He is currently doing computer studies at his high school and says the last thing on his mind right now is girls.“I’m not studying girls right now, I’m still a sophomore in school and I have to wait till my senior year to start being recruited by universities so that’s my focus,” he finished.With his laser-like focus, killer mentality on the court and drive, Wiggins is making Guyana proud and paving the way for more Guyanese basketball players.last_img