We’re into those weird post-Draft, pre-Summer League days when teams like the Raptors are suddenly signing whole squadrons of players to nebulously reported deals. We’ve already got the take on Toronto’s second round pick Dewan Hernandez here, and have a report on the team’s other signing of the day, Sogaba Konate.
Now, the latest — complete with a bonus Canada update:
Canada update: Simi Shittu will play summer league with the Memphis Grizzlies. Lindell Wigginton will play summer league with the Toronto Raptors. O'Shae Brissett: summer league with the LA Clippers. Kyle Alexander summer league with Miami Heat. All will keep their options open— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 21, 2019
Amidst those other Canadian names is Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Lindell Wigginton. He’s a 21-year-old, 6’2”, 188 pound point guard out of Iowa State (and Oak Hill Academy before that). In his two seasons with the Cyclones, Wigginton averaged 15.2 points, 2.5. assists, and 3.9 rebounds in 29.8 minutes per game, while shooting 41 percent from the field. Not eye-popping numbers, but not bad either — even if turnovers and overall court vision appear to be holes in his game.
Of additional note, Wigginton was on the Team Canada squad that managed a 2016 silver medal in the FIBA Americas Under-18 tournament, and was on the gold medal winning squad in 2017 (with R.J. Barrett, just by the way).
At the very least, look for Wigginton in the Las Vegas Summer League with Toronto. From there, he could be kept on the Raptors 905 roster as a longer term prospect/project. Now you want some Wigginton highlights? Yeah, you want some Wigginton highlights.