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Mitchell Lee Wiggins (born September 28, 1959, in Kinston, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player.


Amateur career

Wiggins attended North Lenoir High School, located in LaGrange, North Carolina. A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard, he played collegiately at Truett-McConnell College, Clemson University and Florida State University.

Pro career

Wiggins was selected by the Indiana Pacers as the 23rd overall pick of the 1983 NBA Draft. In six NBA seasons, Wiggins played for the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers.

He played in the 1986 NBA Finals. Wiggins' best year as a professional came during the 1989–90 season as a member of the Rockets. He appeared in 66 games and averaged 15.5 ppg. In his career, which would be cut short due to repeated drug abuse, Wiggins played in 389 games and scored a total of 3,877 points.

He moved to Europe and had a notable career in the Greek League playing for Milon Nea Smirni BC, Sporting Athens, and Panionios Nea Smirni. He also played for Limoges in France and had a career in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

US national team

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
World Championships
Silver 1982 Colombia National team

He played for the US national basketball team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, winning the silver medal. [2]


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