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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.
Huge congratulations to @Lwigginton5 who became the Herd’s franchise leader in assists during last night’s game!!🙌👏#HerdUp l #HERDI5TORY 🦌 pic.twitter.com/1D2c2n5yRK
— Wisconsin Herd (@WisconsinHerd) January 12, 2023
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.
Lindell’s best plays of the night😮💨 https://t.co/XUsFORols1 pic.twitter.com/ivvLd9yNqC
— Wisconsin Herd (@WisconsinHerd) January 15, 2023
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.
37 PTS 🔥 5 3PT 🔥 13/22 FG
Nate Darling CAUGHT FIRE for a career-high scoring night versus the Kings! This was his third 30+ point game of the year for the @OntClippers. pic.twitter.com/CrBAb7in2C
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) January 7, 2023
Here’s the NBA debut for Dartmouth’s Lindell Wigginton 🇨🇦
He’s the first Canadian CEBL player to play in an NBA game pic.twitter.com/rQcG4X753w
— Brian Swane (@BrianSwane) January 14, 2022