TOPEKA (KSNT) – He may be skinnier than the next guy, but underestimate his talent and he’ll make you pay.
With the help of Cameron Wiggins, the Washburn Ichabods is off to a 7-3 start in their 2015-2016 season.
“We’re a young team,” Wiggins said. “We really want to work hard and play for one another.”
Wiggins is a sophomore guard from Leavenworth, KS who is the team’s leading scorer with 14.6 points per game.
Basketball is in his blood as well as his family’s.
“I’ve been playing basketball since I was three,” Wiggins said. “My dad was in the military and whenever he’d come home, he’d teach me to shoot.”
Wiggins is following the footsteps of his older brother, Kyle, who played for the Ichabods last year.
Coincidentally, Kyle was the leading scorer for Washburn as he averaged 14.5 points per game in the 2014-2015 season. Kyle was a senior when he put up those number while the younger Cameron is averaging the same amount in his second year.
However, he credits his success to his teammates.
“We have extremely good guards who can pass me the ball when I need it to create,” Wiggins said. “We have big men who sets screens which makes my job so much easier.”
Wiggins does much of his scoring from beyond the three-point line as 26 of his 43 made field goals are from downtown. More impressively, he makes nearly half of the three’s he has shot, an art he developed when he was young.
“I love to shoot,” Wiggins said. “I was not as big as everybody else, so the only thing I could do was shoot.”
Luckily for the Ichabods, his shortcomings have turned into their advantage, as they have deadly scorer in their team, and he still has two more years to get better.