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Better Know A USF Basketball Player: #0 G Stephan Jiggetts

Our first player is a graduate transfer who you’ll see a lot of this season in the USF backcourt.

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We’re excited around here, and for good reason. USF has finally decided to field a men’s basketball team this season! With the program being brand new, there are a lot of new players for us all to learn about. Between now and the season opener on Friday, we’ll introduce everyone to you, in numerical order.

#0 G Stephan Jiggetts, Graduate Student, 6’1”, 195 lbs.

How He Came to USF: Stephan spent the last three seasons at Fairleigh Dickinson University of the Northeast Conference. He is one of three graduate transfers on the team, and he brings NCAA tournament experience to the team along with fellow grad transfer Terrence Samual, who actually won a title with UConn as a freshman in 2014.

2016-2017 with FDU: Started in all 30 games and was named All-NEC Third Team. Averaged 13.5 PPG, good for second on the team, and led the team in assists with 4.2 per game. Recorded a triple-double versus Lipscomb. Shot 39% from the field, 31% from three and 81% from the free throw line.

2015-2016 with FDU: Was one of four players in double figures with 11.0 PPG and chipped in 3.1 APG. The Knights made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 10 years after winning the conference tournament. They faced FGCU in the First Four but lost 96-65. Stephan played 29 minutes and scored five points in the game. Shot 36% from the field, 36% from three and 73% fromt the free throw line.

2014-2015 with FDU: Played in 20 games after sitting out the first semester after transferring from Albany. Averaged 5.3 PPG on 28% shooting.

Stephan logged a team-high 28 minutes off the bench in the Bulls exhibition win over Flagler on Friday. He scored 12 points along with five assists and four rebounds. Samual and Stephan appear to be the primary ball handlers on this team, and with their experience it’s probably not a bad thing.