Iowa State will have its star player back next season. Lindell Wigginton announced via Twitter that he will return to the Cyclones for his sophomore season, just hours before the deadline.
Was a blessing going through the draft process but I have made my decision. I’m now looking forward to helping lead the Cyclones to a great year and getting us back on the national map! Thanks so much to all of the support from CyclONEnation during this process! #Year2 💫 pic.twitter.com/atpJGNdGM8— Lindell Wigginton (@Lwigginton5) May 30, 2018
“I’m glad that Lindell had the opportunity to go through the experience of testing the waters for the NBA Draft,” Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm said. “With that being said, we are extremely excited to have Lindell in our program for his sophomore season. After a tremendous freshman season, I think Lindell has a chance to be not only one of the top players in the Big 12, but in the country. I’m looking forward to him helping lead our team.”
Wigginton recorded one of the best freshman seasons in school history. He averaged 16.7 points, ranking among the Big 12’s top-five scorers and second among the league’s freshmen. His average broke Iowa State’s freshman record, as did his 13 games scoring 20 or more points. He became just the eighth freshman in Big 12 history to score more than 300 points in conference action.
Wigginton, who also averaged 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists, earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors and was a member of the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.
“I chose to come back to Iowa State because I didn’t want to settle,” Wigginton said. “I know where I can help take our team this season and I want to be considered a winner. I am determined to be one of the best guards in college basketball and want to have a chance to play in March Madness and compete for a national championship for the best fans in college basketball.”