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Buffalo Bulls Men's Basketball Preview: Senior guard/forward Rodell Wigginton

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Last year I missed badly on the role Wigginton would play in UB's rotation. This year it's so thin that he should be allowed to do what he's best at and Oats can fill in from there.

The Basics

Number: 20
Year: Senior
Position: Guard / Forward
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Height and Weight: 6-5, 215

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UB Career

Seven points and four rebounds in about 20 minutes a game last year was pretty similar production to departed senior Will Regan, but Wigginton's seemed to come so differently. Used as a shooting guard when UB went with a bigger lineup, Wigginton could keep defenses honest and sneak in on the weakside.

Playing more of a swingman or even small forward role, he'd team up with Jarryn Skeete for some serious perimeter defense - see UB's extra-sharp showing in the MAC Championship - and while not flashy, could effectively find space on offense and create in a number of ways. Again, see the MAC Championship.

Further Reading and Viewing:

Bull Run 2014-15 Men's Basketball Preview: The Juniors

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2015-16 Outlook

28 minutes a night. Aggressive, physical defense on the opposing swingman. Smart shot selection and energy attacking the rim on offense.

I think there's a good chance that's what we see from Wigginton, but I also think it's what UB needs in this transition year. I could see Rodell playing more of the forward side of his guard/forward hybrid role, but of course we have no idea what the JUCO guys really bring to the table. No matter what, he's going to have to be a big part of every game.