By Kevin Sweeney
One of the NEC’s top point guards will be looking for a new home this offseason.
According to Marcus Helton of DMVElite.com, Fairleigh Dickinson redshirt junior point guard Stephan Jiggetts will transfer this offseason. He will be immediately eligible to play next season after graduating in May.
The 6-1, 205 pound Jiggetts, who originally hails from Forestville, MD, was a 3rd-team All-NEC selection this season after averaging 13.5 points, 4.2 assists, and shooting 82% from the foul line for the Knights. He averaged 11 points per game last season, when he helped FDU to an NCAA Tournament berth.
His collegiate career got off to a strange start before he even played a game. He was originally committed to Siena under head coach Mitch Buonaguro. However, after Buonaguro’s firing, Jiggetts was released from his letter of intent and eventually signed with Albany. That destination didn’t work out either for Jiggetts, who left the program without ever playing a game. He then transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson to play his 3-year career.
Jiggetts will likely draw interest from lots of mid-major programs in need of instant-impact point guard help. His experience and talent would be an excellent addition for a team in position to contend for a conference title.
The departure leaves Greg Herenda’s team without a true point guard with game experience for next season. Expectations will be high for FDU, who stumbled to an 11-19 campaign after being picked to win the NEC this season, despite losing Jiggetts. They still return all-conference guard Darian Anderson, along with contributors like guard Earl Potts and center Mike Holloway. The Knights have received a letter of intent from point guard Jahlil Jenkins of West Virginia for next season.