Hamilton’s Honey Badger guard Lyndell Wigginton is headed to the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) star signed a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Wigginton, 23, signed a two-way contract with the world champions and became the first player ever to sign an NBA record contract after playing for CEBL.
Dartmouth, NS, averaged 21.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.8 minutes in starting all 15 of the Badgers games during the 2021 season.
He was also named CEBL Canadian Player of the Year, Clutch Award of the Year, and runner-up for Player of the Year after finishing second in league scoring.
Honey Badger Lindell Wigginton has been nominated for three Canadian Basketball Elite League awards
The goalkeeper is also the first Canadian CEBL player to sign with an NBA team.
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“Lendl’s signing of the NBA contract by the Bucks, along with the 10-day contracts signed by other CEBL players, is further evidence that CEBL is just one step short of the NBA when it comes to top talent in the league. The general caliber.” Badger President John Lashway said in a statement.
Most recently playing for the Bucks NBA G League’s Wisconsin Herd, Wigginton has so far averaged under 30 minutes a game with around 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists each.
Wigginton graduated from Iowa State for 2019, and played two seasons with the Iowa Wolves of the J-League before signing with Hamilton Honey Badgers for the 2021 CEBL season.
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