Basketball

Wigginton earns second Big 12 Newcomer of the Week award

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman guard Lindell Wigginton has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after averaging 28.5 points as ISU split a pair of games last week. It is his second honor this season. 

Wigginton opened the week with 27 points as ISU lost at Kansas. His 27 points matched the most by a Cyclone freshman against the Jayhawks. He followed that with an even better showing against Baylor, tallying a career-high 30 points. He is just the fourth Cyclone freshman to record a 30-point game in school history.

The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native hit 9-of-18 three-pointers last week and also made 12-of-15 free throws.

For the season, Wigginton is averaging 16.5 points. His seven 20-point games trail only Marcus Fizer and Curtis Stinson’s eight games for the ISU freshman record.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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