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Wigginton and Weiler-Babb sign NBA Summer League deals

Mar 22, 2019; Tulsa, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton (5) shoots against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at BOK Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Two more former Cyclones have found their professional homes — at least for the summer.

Lindell Wigginton signed on Friday to play for the Toronto Raptors in next month’s NBA Summer League while Nick Weiler-Babb signed to play for the Miami Heat.

This news comes less than 24 hours after Talen Horton-Tucker was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers picked Marial Shayok in the second round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

Wigginton, a native of Canada, averaged 15.3 points per game in two seasons as a Cyclones. He was named the Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore this past season and earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Tournament team while helping the Cyclones win their fourth tournament title in six years.

After transferring from Arkansas, Weiler-Babb flourished in Steve Prohm’s wide-open guard-oriented offense while primarily running as the point guard. The brother of former Cyclone Chris Babb averaged 11.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game as a junior then followed it up with 9.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior.

All four new professional Cyclones are expected to participate in the Summer League in Las Vegas which tips off on July 5.

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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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