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REPORT: Wigginton signs with Minnesota Timberwolves

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

Another former Cyclone has found a home in the NBA.

It was reported early on Wednesday that the Minnesota Timberwolves have signed former Cyclone guard Lindell Wigginton, according to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Smith. The terms of the undrafted free agent’s contract are unclear at this time.

Wigginton, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, who played in the NBA Summer League with the Toronto Raptors, averaged 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game across two seasons in Ames. The explosive scorer was one of the key pieces of Iowa State’s 2019 Big 12 Tournament title run, earning All-Tournament team honors, and was named the Big 12’s sixth man of the year as a sophomore.

If Wigginton is able to stick with the team on a two-way contract, he could be playing just down the road from Ames as a member of the Iowa Wolves, who play their home games at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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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