Lindell Wigginton might not be a household name outside of those who are college basketball fanatics, but the Iowa State Cyclones talent has returned to form quickly to help his team important times.
In a hard fought win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday night, it was no different, as the youngster scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in just his second game back after missing 10 with an injury.
“I thought he really responded well,” Iowa State Cyclones coach Steve Prohm said, via The AP. “I thought he really competed and made big plays. I think his 3-point shot will continue to get better as he continues to get game conditioning. I thought he was a big factor.”
In his first game back, against less stiff competition, Lindell Wigginton scored 15 points in just 18 minutes against Eastern Illinois.
Only a sophomore, he’s averaging 15.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. As importantly, he’s shooting 44 percent from the field, though Wigginton has yet to find his stroke from deep he had his freshman season, only making 24 percent of his shots from distance.
Nevertheless, with Wigginton back and returning to form in great haste, the Iowa State Cyclones are in good shape as the Big 12 schedule leaves them little room for error.
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