Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton did not earn an invite to the 2018 NBA Combine, but his coach, Steve Prohm, is optimistic about his NBA chances. Prohm said at a Coaches vs. Cancer event in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday that he has heard from “10-to-15” NBA teams about Wigginton, according to Cyclone Fanatic’s Jared Stansbury.
Prohm was effusive in his support for Wigginton, who entered the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent in March after his freshman season ended. Wigginton will begin working out in front of NBA teams in the coming weeks, and Prohm said he’s excited for his young star to get that opportunity.
“This is great for him. It’s a great opportunity for him to get in front of NBA GMs, NBA scouts, NBA personnel, to showcase his talent, his skill. I’m excited for him and his family to go through this process, learn, get better then whatever decision that he and his family decide on, I’ll support 100 percent.”
Wigginton wasn’t invited to the NBA combine, but the Ames Tribune’s Travis Hines reported that the NBA was keeping Wigginton on standby should a spot open. Sports Illustrated lists Wigginton as its No. 81 overall 2018 draft prospect.
A 6-foot-2 guard from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Wigginton broke out as a star in his freshman season. Wigginton led Iowa State with 16.7 points per game scoring average while shooting better than 40 percent from 3-point range.