Jeff Viggiano
Basketball
Inducted in 2010
Jeff Viggiano’s  credentials establish him as the best basketball player ever to come out of Suffield High School. He holds the single game record of 43 points and the career scoring mark of 1543 points.  His 6' 6" frame and tremendous leaping ability made him an outstanding rebounder, and also enabled him to consistently produce high-flying dunks the likes of which had never been seen before at SHS.   During his four year varsity career, Jeff led his team to four State Tournament berths, including a Class S State Championship in 2000.  As a senior he was selected to the All-State team, was MVP of the CT Coaches All Star game, and won the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year Award, emblematic of the best player in the state.

After high school, Jeff went to the University of Massachusetts where he was a key player for 4 years .   He was particularly effective against UConn, averaging 17 points per game against the Huskies his last three seasons.  A versatile performer, he earned the Most Productive Player and Most Improved Player Awards as a freshman,  the Sixth Man award as a Junior, and Mr Hustle and Coaches Award along with being team Caption as a Senior.  

After graduating from UMass, Jeff played professionally in Sweden and Hungary, and most recently is playing in Italy in the EuroLeague for Reyer Venezia Mestre.