Coastal Carolina University basketball player Shivaughn Wiggins has been suspended from the team indefinitely, and Horry County jail records show Wiggins was arrested Saturday.
Wiggins, the Chanticleers’ starting point guard, has been suspended from all team activities for a violation of team rules, Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis announced Saturday.
Wiggins was arrested by Horry County police Saturday in connection with third-degree assault and battery. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention center on Saturday at 11:18 a.m., and is still awaiting bond, according to records.
Coastal Carolina media officials declined to comment on the incident.
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Wiggins, from Charlotte, N.C., has played the last two seasons for Coastal Carolina after transferring from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2013. Wiggins started all 32 games for Coastal Carolina in 2015, including their NCAA Tournament Round of 64 loss to Wisconsin.
He started 26 games this season and is second on the team in scoring (12.6 points per game), second in assists (3.6) and first in total steals (46). Wiggins was named honorable mention for the All Big South team this season along with teammate Elijah Wilson.
Wiggins’ suspension comes a day before Coastal Carolina hosts the UC Irvine Anteaters in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament semifinal at 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Chanticleers’ will likely turn to sophomore guard Jaylen Shaw to handle point guard duties, a Hartsville native who transferred from the University of South Carolina in 2014. Shaw leads the team with 3.9 assists per game.
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