Nova Scotia’s Lindell Wigginton sets new NBA G League team assists record


Lindell Wigginton put his name in the NBA G League record book last week.

The 24-year-old from Dartmouth set a new career assists mark for the Wisconsin Herd during a game against the Memphis Hustle. The six-foot-two guard’s 256th assist gave him the new franchise record and he’ll continue to add to the total, unless he’s called up to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wigginton spent the first half of the 2021-22 season with the Herd before being promoted to the Bucks in mid-January last year. He averaged 4.2 points and 1.2 assists in 19 apperances with Milwaukee. His career best was 18 points and eight assists against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 10.

He re-signed with the franchise in the off-season but came up just short in his bid to make the NBA lineup in training camp. He leads the Herd in scoring with 21.5 points per game and is also averaging six assists and 4.3 rebounds.

Wigginton is 33rd in league scoring and 22nd in assists. He started his professional career with the Iowa Wolves, which is the NBA G League affiliate for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He spent two seasons there before jumping to the Bucks in 2021.

Wigginton and Bedford’s Nate Darling are the only Nova Scotians ever to play in the NBA. Darling appeared in seven games for the Charlotte Hornets in 2020-21 and is now in his second season with the G League’s Ontario Clippers. He’s averaging 19.2 points per game and is converting 45 per cent of his three-point attempts.

Darling recently set a new G League career high with 37 points against the Stockton Kings.

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