Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Stephan Jiggetts commits to UAlbany

ALBANY —  Stephan Jiggetts will indeed play his college basketball in the Capital District.

Jiggetts, who decommitted from Siena in late April, has given an oral commitment to play at the University at Albany.

Jiggetts originally committed to Siena and coach Mitch Buonaguro, back in September.

Jiggetts tweeted “@Steph_SYNB: Just Committed To University at Albany.”, early on Wednesday afternoon.

Just a few minutes later, UAlbany coach Will Brown tweeted, “@UAHOOPSWB: Picked up a commitment today. Always good when u can get a kid with a high basketball IQ who can make shots!”

Jiggetts, a 6-foot combo guard from Bishop McNamara in Maryland, joins a huge seven-man incoming class for the defending America East Conference champions.

UAlbany has already announced that transfers Lamin Fulton, Levan Shengelia, Anders Haas, Anthony Odunsi and Ede Egharevba and true freshman Dallas Ennema will join the program in the fall.  

Jiggetts knows new Siena coach Jimmy Patsos, as his good friend Marquis Wright was recruited by Patsos and originally committed to Loyola (Md.). When Patsos was named the new coach at Siena, in early April, Jiggetts decommitted and Wright committed to play at Siena, after testing the waters.

Jiggetts and Wright played together on the Maryland Ruff Riders, an AAU team.

Jiggetts will get an opportunity to play against the Saints, as the Great Danes open the season against their crosstown rival, on Nov. 8.

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