Hamilton honey badger Lindell Wigginton signs NBA deal with Milwaukee – Hamilton | The Canadian News

Hamilton Honey Badger guard Lindell Wigginton is heading 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 deal with the world champions and has become the first player to sign a standard NBA contract after playing in the CEBL.

The Dartmouth, NS native averaged 21.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.8 minutes as a starter in the 15 games for Badgers during the 2021 season.

He was also named CEBL Canadian Player of the Year, Clutch Player of the Year, and runner-up for Player of the Year after finishing second in the league.

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The guard is also the first Canadian CEBL player to sign with an NBA team.

“Lindell’s signing to a standard NBA contract by the Bucks, along with the 10-day contracts signed by other CEBL players, is further proof that CEBL is just one step below the NBA in terms of value.” when it comes to the best talent and overall caliber in the league. game,” Badger president John Lashway said in a statement.

Wigginton has recently been playing with Bucks NBA G League affiliate Wisconsin Herd and has so far averaged just under 30 minutes per game with around 17 points, five rebounds and five assists in each.

A 2019 Iowa State graduate, Wigginton played two seasons with the G League Iowa Wolves before signing with the Hamilton Honey Badgers for the 2021 CEBL season.

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