Monday, August 22, 2016

Kentucky Wesleyan Adds Transfer Center Michael Vigilance

Kentucky Wesleyan College recently added Erie Community College transfer Michael Vigilance for 2016-17. 

Vigilance, a 6-foot-8 center, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Here is a release from KWC:

Erie Community College center Michael Vigilance will transfer to eight-time NCAA Division II Champion Kentucky Wesleyan College for his final two seasons in 2016-17, according to Panther head coach Happy Osborne.

Vigilance, a 6-foot-8, 250-pounder, from Brooklyn, NY (Lincoln HS), led ECC in blocks with 20 while averaging a second-best 6.3 rebounds and a third leading 10.2 points as a sophomore in 2014-15. His shooting percentages were 42.9 from the field and 59.3 from the free throw line while accumulating 12 steals and seven assists. He averaged 17.5 minutes in 19 games and 11 starts. He sat out the 2015-16 to finish his Associate of Arts degree.

"Michael brings the physically we need in the post," Osborne stated. "He's big, strong and athletic and lives in the gym. His best attribute is how hard he Works. He's lost 70 pounds since he played at Erie. Michael an under the radar player that we hope will make a major contribution immediately."

As a freshman, Vigilance led Cecil College (DC) in rebounding with 7.5 boards and blocks with 20. He averaged 6.4 points and 10.4 minutes in 23 contests and eight starts. His shooting percentage were 45.4 from the floor and 65.0 from the foul line. He also had 10 assists and eight steals.

At Lincoln, he lettered three seasons and started two for coach Tiny Morton. In 2013, the Railsplitters won the City Championship.

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