|Owen Wignot 31
GENERAL: Spectacular athlete...Long wingspan provides added dimension to his defense...Gained valuable experience seeing meaningful minutes in big games as a freshman and sophomore... Versatile combo player who can play the two, three or four...Possesses a reliable jump shot and a good basketball IQ...Was a champion high/long jumper in high school...Comes from a very athletic pedigree.
2010-11: Appeared in and started 28 games...Pulled down career-high nine rebounds in win over Iona (1/3)...Drained at least one three-pointer in his first seven outings, including a career-high four (in four attempts) against Princeton (11/28)...Scored in double-figures five times, including two 15-point efforts against Princeton and Saint Bonaventure (12/28)...Tallied career-high five assists twice against Iona (1/3, 2/11)...Tied career-high with three blocks against Princeton, Saint Peter's (2/16) and Maine (2/19).
2009-10: Appeared in 33 of 34 games making five starts...Averaged 2.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game...Scored season-high 16 points on 5-10 shooting in home rout of Delaware (11/24/09)...Tallied 11 points, making 4-5 field goals and 3-4 3-pointers in MAAC Tournament First Round triumph over Manhattan (3/6).
2008-09: Only freshman on team to play in all 33 games...Made all six of his field goal attempts in MAAC Tournament...Saw action in both NCAA Tournament games, converting on only field goal attempt against #1 Louisville...Scored career-high 10 points in MAAC Tournament victory over Canisius (3/7)...Led team and posted career-high with seven rebounds in season-opening win over Boise State (11/17)...Played 10 or more minutes in 13 contests...Recorded eight of 11 blocks at home.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered three years of basketball and soccer and two years of track at Holy Redeemer (formerly Bishop Hoben)...Led the Royals to the District Championship as a sophomore and junior and was named team MVP as a senior...Selected MVP of track team as a junior and senior...Won the District Championship in the high jump as a sophomore and junior and in the long and triple jump as a senior...Captured the state bronze medal in the high jump as a junior and in the triple jump as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born January 24, 1990...A creative arts major at Siena...Lists art and drawing as outside interests...Brother Stephen (29) graduated from DeSales University...Has two younger sisters, Monica (17) and Julia (14)...Father Tom was a professional soccer player in the 1970's in the Canadian National Soccer League, North American Soccer League and American Soccer League...Uncle Michael Guman played for the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL from 1980-89...Mother Terri played basketball at Lehigh (1980-83) for Muffet McGraw who later coached Fran McCaffery's wife Margaret at Notre Dame...Chose Siena over offers from Temple and Penn State because of the relationships he formed with the coaches and players.
The Owen Wignot File
The best player I ever played against:
The funniest player on the team is:
Steven Cruz. Once he starts laughing he can't stop
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to:
Brazil for the 2014 Men's World Cup
Three words that describe me:
Outgoing, calm, happy
If you could change one thing on planet earth what would it be?
To return the continents to "Pangea" which is hypothesized to be a supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras 250 million years ago
My favorite movie:
The Dark Knight Rises
The player on the team who I relate best to is:
Downey and Fenlon. We all came to Siena at the same time
One thing people would be surprised to know about me:
I have very high arches in my feet
My best Siena moment has been:
Winning a MAAC Championship and beating Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be:
Wipeout because I would win
My superstitions are:
I put my socks and shoes on from right to left
WIGNOT'S CAREER STATS