Wigginton not invited to next month’s NBA Draft Combine

Jan 31, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton (5) drives the ball past West Virginia Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen (13) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Rachel Mummey-USA TODAY Sports

Lindell Wigginton has not been invited to the 2018 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago next month, according to a report by the Ames Tribune‘s Travis Hines.

Hines said the league has asked Wigginton to fill out paperwork in case a spot opens up before the combine scheduled for May 16-20. The lack of an invitation increases the likelihood of Wigginton returning to Iowa State for his sophomore season.

He has not been regarded a player expected to be selected in June’s NBA Draft and was considered the No. 81 player in the draft class by recent Sports Illustrated rankings. Although, the 6-foot-2, Canadian is expected to be taken in next year’s draft and was recently included in ESPN’s Jonathan Givony’s 2019 NBA mock draft as the No. 32 pick.

Wigginton averaged 16.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and shot better than 40 percent from behind the 3-point line last season.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.