Lindell Wigginton, Canada, Point Guard, Class of 2017, Iowa State, 19.0
-Impressive athlete. Quick, shifty and explosive. Can play above the rim off one or two feet.
-Very good in the open floor. Tough to stop with a head of steam. Puts pressure on the defense with his ability to push in transition
-Rhythm shooter with a good looking stroke from a mechanical perspective. Could develop into a decent shooter in time. Gets great rise on his jumper, helping him get his shot off against bigger defenders
-Doesn't need a screen to beat opponents off the bounce. Impressive speed attacking closeouts. Can create high percentage looks out of isolation situations by virtue of his quick first step
-Tough guard who isn't afraid of contact. Has a no-frills style of play. Will likely live in the paint and at the free throw line at the college level
-Quick feet defensively. Can heat up the ball and slide his feet
-Appears to have strong intangibles. Has some leadership skills. Well spoken. Knows who he is as a player
-Has just an average combination of size (6'2 ¼ in shoes), length (6'3 ½) and strength (186 pounds) from an NBA perspective.
-Creates plenty of high percentage shots inside the paint, but doesn't always know how to finish the looks he generates for himself. Tends to drive right into traffic without a plan. Lack of length and just-decent frame limits his ability to finish among the trees
-Drives primarily looking to score. Doesn't have great vision on the move. Can get turnover prone. Needs to improve his decision making and playmaking ability in the half-court, especially out of the pick and roll
-Streaky shooter at this stage. Doesn't always shoot the ball the same way. Tends to jump way forward at times, or releases on his way down
Outlook Wigginton appeared to be the most polished and productive of the four Canadian guards in attendance from the start, even if he doesn't share the same long-term upside. His athleticism, toughness and scoring instincts makes him a great candidate to have a strong career at Iowa State. He'll have to become a better shooter, finisher and playmaker to emerge as a serious NBA prospect, but absolutely has the tools to do so and impressed with what he showed in the week of practices leading up to the game.