#23 RANKED PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2017)
STAR RANKING: 5 STARS
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD/POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: OAK HILL ACADEMY IN VIRGINIA
CHOSE IOWA STATE OVER: ARIZONA STATE, OREGON, AMONG MANY OTHERS
PLAYER SUMMARY: Steve Smith is one of the best high school basketball coaches of all-time. He always has multiple division 1 players on his roster every year. This year is no different. One of the leaders for his 2016-17 Oak Hill Academy team is Lindell Wigginton.
We have seen Wigginton on television and watched numerous tapes of him. We feel he will be a perfect fit at Iowa State. His ability to play both guard spots will help him gain valuable minutes right away as a freshmen. The Cyclones like to play an uptempo style, which is one of the strengths of the 5-star recruit.
We would classify Wigginton as a scoring point guard. He shows the ability to score in numerous ways. He has a very nice step back jumper and a very solid mid-range game. He gets a lot of points in the transition game, which is where we believe he is at his best. His fast first step allows him to get into the lane to score or pass for an easy score.
In our opinion, he has developed into more of a point guard this year. Playing with so much talent around him has allowed him to develop these skills. He is a very good passer who can make the routine or spectacular pass. We would like to see him cut down on careless turnovers and not try to do too much.
Wigginton shows the potential to be a very good on ball defender. Despite being on the short side for a combo guard, he plays hard and has very good lateral quickness. The Canadian native will need to put on weight/muscle in order to handle the rigors of playing a full college season.
While he will need to improve on his outside shooting and overall strength, there is a lot to like about Lindell Wigginton. Oak Hill players are coached very well and come into college prepared to play quicker than almost any other high school in the country. Playing against top-notch competition throughout his high school career will only help Wigginton adjust to high major division 1 basketball
We believe Wigginton will do very well at Iowa State. We aren’t concerned about his height as others might be. He is a very good basketball player who knows what it takes to win. Once his outside shooting improves, he stands a chance of being a future leader and multi-year starter for the Cyclones. He will help the team with his versatility in the back-court.