Steve Prohm has locked down one of the nation’s top point guards for the 2017 class in Oak Hill Academy star Lindell Wigginton. Let’s just say the last 24 hours have been another crazy lesson in how volatile recruiting can be. At one point yesterday, Wigginton seemed destined to go to Oregon and his crystal ball at 247Sports jumped all the way up to 100% for the Ducks, but here we are today.
Wigginton is the #53 overall player and #12 point guard in the 2017 class according to 247Sports composite rankings, and visited Ames the weekend of September 24th. He joins Terrence Lewis and Darius McNeill as the third member of the Cyclones’ 2017 class and becomes the heir apparent to Monte Morris — whose game Lindell’s reminds me so much of.
Wigginton is an smart, athletic guard with a smooth shooting stroke from deep. He’s not the quickest or fastest point guard on the market, but he’s smart with his footwork and great at finding creases for penetration and finishing in traffic — extremely similar to Monte Morris in that ability. He has pretty good length at 6’2” and 170 pounds, and has the same quick hands to go for steals defensively. All-in-all, I think Prohm found the next great Iowa State point guard, who reminds me a lot of watching Monte Morris in high school, but Lindell has a better shot. If that ends up playing out, then watch out.
Another side note to this recruitment is that Iowa State pulled a top guard from the prestigious Oak Hill Academy, which produces quality talent year in and year out. Oregon has established ties both at Oak Hill and in Canada, and Coach Prohm was able to secure Wigginton’s commitment, which bodes very well for recruiting down the road. Color me impressed.
With Wigginton’s commitment, Iowa State’s 2017 class jumps from 48th to 15th in the 247 Team Rankings.