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Wigginton and Lard named preseason All-Big 12

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

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State sophomore guard Lindell Wigginton has been named to the 2018-19 Preseason All-Big 12 Team, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. Wigginton’s fellow sophomore, Cameron Lard, received honorable mention recognition.

Wigginton is the Big 12’s leading returning scorer after averaging 16.7 points per game as a freshman. The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native shot 40.1 percent behind the arc and hit an ISU freshman record 69 three-pointers. An All-Big 12 honorable mention selection and member of the Big 12 All-Newcomer team last season, Wigginton scored 20 or more points in 13 games, including the final four games of the 2017-18 season.

Lard averaged 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds during his redshirt freshman campaign. The Natchitoches, Louisiana native was second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.601) and third in blocks (2.2) en route to earning All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades for the 2017-18 season. He paced the Big 12 with 3.4 offensive boards per game.

The Cyclones open the 2018-19 season at Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against Alabama State.

2018-19 Big 12 Preseason Awards

Preseason Player of the Year

Dean Wade, Kansas State

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Dedric Lawson, Kansas

Preseason Freshman of the Year

Quentin Grimes, Kansas

Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Lindell Wigginton, Iowa State

Dedric Lawson, Kansas

Barry Brown, Kansas State

Dean Wade, Kansas State

Sagaba Konate, West Virginia

Honorable Mention: Cameron Lard (ISU), Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), Quentin Grimes (Kansas), Alex Robinson (TCU), Kerwin Roach II (Texas), Jericho Sims (Texas), Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech)

Jared Stansbury

administrator

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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