Lindell Wigginton is a Nova Scotia-born elite student-athlete currently attending Oak Hill Academy in Mouth Of Wilson, VA. The 6’2″ Canadian is one of the most explosive lead guards in America, ranked 46th nationally for the class of 2017 per Rivals. Averaging 16 ppg, 3 rpg, 4.4 apg, with a 30 PER on the Gauntlet circuit, Wigginton is making his case as an elite guard who will have his pick of blue blood colleges. Best known for his finishes at the rim, Wigginton is seeking to help his team, Stackhouse Elite, secure a spot at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale in South Carolina.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: You’re averaging outstanding numbers with Stackhouse Elite on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit despite a 4-4 record, can you tell us where things are for you individually and for your team?
LW: It’s going well for me. I’m not too worried about me getting mine, and I just let the game come to me. I know I’m going to work hard on both ends, but I’m there to guide my team, be a leader to them, and help them get better. We have a lot of younger guys playing up, so I’m just trying be a leader to them and help them get better.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar and what areas you work on?
LW: I’m an explosive PG that likes to score the basketball and create for myself and my teammates. I’m a good passer, can handle the ball, physical, leader, can beat my man off the dribble, and I have range. I work on my all around game constantly to become more of a complete player.
EM: Speaking of Canada, how do you feel about the recent emergence on the global basketball map and do you see it continuing to grow?
LW: It’s great. I feel like it’s going to continue to grow because Canadians are continuing to do well in the U.S. which brings more exposure to Canada.
Sounds like Lindell Wigginton put on a show this evening in Suwanee. Kid is a gamer. Competes and produces but without all the fan fare
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 23, 2016
— Overtime (@overtime) April 23, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
LW: My favourite subject is math because it challenges you and I like a challenge.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
LW: I’m not sure what I want to take in college, yet.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
LW: Off the court, I like to hangout with friends.
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
LW: I have offers from Oregon, Louisville, Florida State, Arizona, Arizona State, Iowa State, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Boston College & Arkansas
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
LW: Uconn, Texas, Kansas, Virginia.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
LW: No, I haven’t set any visits yet but I’m probably going to the NBA Top 100 camp, Adidas Nations and will play with Team Canada, most likely.
EM: Do you have a decision timeline?
LW: I’m wide open in my recruiting right now and don’t plan on cutting my list down until after this summer.
Best player I saw tonight wasn't close. 4-star PG Lindell Wigginton was sensational for @StackhouseElite. Looked the part of an elite PG.
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) April 23, 2016
Nate Darling and Lindell Wigginton are two of the best talents from Canada and they're from NS. It's an amazing time for Canada Basketball.
— Harsh (@IamHarshDave) April 11, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
LW: I just want to be the best player/person I can be whether it’s on the court or off the court
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
LW: The advice I want to give is work hard no matter what because hard work really does pay off. Also, know who’s in your circle and keep it tight. Know who been there for and with you since day one and know the ones that just came around trying to be there because you have a little something going for yourself.
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