Forward, 2002-06, #22
6' 6", 215, Suffield, CT / Suffield
During the UConn game 12/9/04
Q&A article (12/2/2004)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003-04: One of UMass' top players at both small forward and power forward... Received the team's Jim McCoy Most Improved Player Award ... Played in 28 games on the season, starting 25 times ... Averaged 9.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.8 blocks per game ... Ranked 14th in the Atlantic 10 Conference in blocks and 17th in rebounding ... Totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists against Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 Tournament ... Had eight points and seven rebounds at Richmond ... Scored a team-best 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds at Temple, while hitting on four of eight three-point attempts and all seven of his free throw attempts ... Recorded 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the victory over St. Bonaventure ... Totaled 11 points, two rebounds and two assists at Fordham ... Had 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in home game against Rhode Island ... Recorded seven points and five rebounds at Xavier ... Totaled 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against Dayton ... Posted the second double-double of his collegiate career in the win at Rider, totaling 14 points and 10 rebounds ... Recorded 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the victory at Rhode Island ... Had 11 points and three rebounds in the home win over Fordham, while hitting four of six shots from the floor ... Totaled nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the victory over Temple ... Recorded his first career double-double at St. Joseph's with 12 points and 10 rebounds'... Totaled 13 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots at Duquesne, while hitting three of six three-point attempts ... Had eight points, five rebounds and two blocks against Tennessee ... Scored a career-high 22 points on nine of 12 shooting at Connecticut, while also posting four rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Nine points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals against Albany ... Scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds at Central Connecticut State ... Recorded eight points and two rebounds at Boston College ... Totaled nine points and six rebounds against Vermont ... Had seven points, three rebounds and two assists in the season opener against St. Francis (N.Y.).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-03: Played in all 29 games on the season, starting the final 21 contests ... Ranked second on the squad in steals (27), blocked shots (21), third in three-pointers made (26), three-point attempts (113) and assists (67), fourth in minutes played (738), fifth in scoring (7.0 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (2.9 rpg) ... Averaged 9.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.9 apg after moving into the starting lineup ... Recorded nine double-figure scoring games on the year ... Became only the 16th true freshman in UMass history to start at least 20 games, and the first since Tony Barbee and Harper Williams each made 26 starts in 1989-90 ... Made three or more three-pointers in a game six times on the year ... Dished out at least two assists in 16 of his 20 starts and 19 times overall ... Scored a season-best 17 points in his first collegiate start against Rider, while also pulling down a career-best nine rebounds ... Had 14 points and four assists in the victory over Marshall ...Earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and Dinn Brothers UMass Athlete of the Week honors following his performances against Rider and Marshall ... Totaled 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and four steals vs. NC State ... Had a team-high 14 points to go with four assists in 31 minutes at Temple, going four of eight from three-point range ... Recorded his second-highest scoring effort of the season with 16 points in the home game with Temple, to go with six assists.
BEFORE UMASS: Averaged 28 points, seven rebounds and four assists en route to Connecticut's Gatorade Player of the Year honor as a senior at Suffield (Conn.) High School... Owns Suffield High records for points in a game (43) and a career (1,540) ... Captained coach Fran Aniello's team as a senior ... Two-time All-Star and All Conference performer ... Member of Suffield's 2000 state championship team ... Played in both the Jewish Community Center and Connecticut All-Star Games following his senior season ... A solid student, he made Suffield's honor roll in each of the school's last seven marking periods.
Minutemen get verbal from Jeff Viggiano. (3/22/2002)
PERSONAL: Jeffrey Donald Viggiano ... Born July 24, 1984, in Hartford, Conn. ... Son of Jim and Nancy Viggiano ... Brother of Greg ... Majoring in Sport Management with a Minor in Sociology...Shoe size 14.
|Points||23 - at Temple, 3/3/04|
|Field Goals||9 - at Connecticut, 12/30/03|
|Field Goals Att.||14 - 4 times, last vs. Saint Peter's, 12/27/05|
|3-Point FG||4 - at Temple, 3/3/04|
|3-Point FG Att.||10 - vs. Temple, 2/8/03|
|Free Throws||7 - at Temple, 3/3/04|
7 - at Saint Joseph’s, 1/21/04
|Free Throw Att.||8 - at Saint Joseph's, 1/21/04|
|Rebounds||13 - vs. Dayton, 2/8/04|
|Assists||6 - vs. Temple, 2/8/03|
|Blocks||6 - vs. Saint Peter's, 12/27/05|
|Steals||4 - vs. Xavier, 3/8/06|
4 - at Chaminade, 11/27/02
|Minutes||48 - at Temple, 3/3/04|