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Dartmouth’s Wigginton sets records with Herd

WILLY PALOV wpalov@herald.ca @Willypalov

Lindell Wigginton made a quick stop in the NBA G League on Sunday and wound up setting a couple of franchise records for the Wisconsin Herd.

The 25-year-old from Dartmouth scored 26 points in a narrow win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce to break the Herd's all-time scoring record. Wigginton now has 1,175 career points to pass Rayjon Tucker. He also made four three-pointers to set a career mark in that category as well.

"A lot of great players came through here, just means a lot," Wigginton said in a post-game interview with Ti Windisch of the Gyro Step Podcast Network.

"I just give all the credit to my teammates and coaches. Those guys believe in me each and every night to just let me go out there and do what I do and I just give all the credit to them, give all the credit to the fans as well for coming and showing support all the time so I just appreciate everybody that let me do what I do."

Wigginton was already the franchise's career leader in assists so he's certainly left his mark on the Herd. But this was his only game with them so far this year because he's been with the Milwaukee Bucks for virtually the whole season.

The six-foot-one guard is on a two-way contract, which allows him to spend the majority of his time with his NBA team, while also being eligible to play in the G League. The Bucks are deep at the guard position, especially after trading for star Damian Lilliard a month ago, so Wigginton

rarely sees the floor.

His most recent action was a brief appearance against the Toronto Raptors last Wednesday. And this is the third year he's spent extended time with the Bucks so he remains optimistic he'll get his chance one day.

"I just got to keep showing it every day," he said to Windisch. "Know my time will come at some point, it's a long season, 82 games. I know what I can do on the defensive end, as well as my coaching staff and front office. So I just got to keep buying in and doing what I can do every single day, just control what I can control. And I think at some point, it'll be my turn."

Wigginton also told Windisch how important it was to him to launch his youth camp back in Nova Scotia this past summer. Wigginton held his Skills Academy at Saint Mary's in August and received rave reviews.

"Man that was a blessing," Wigginton said to Windisch. "Honestly, growing up that's kind of what I wanted — obviously I wanted to play in the NBA. But I just want to inspire the youth back home because they don't have anybody to look up to, only me being the first one from Nova Scotia to make it. It's just a blessing to me. I'm thankful and blessed. I can give back like that and hopefully I can just continue to give back and be a blessing to everybody back home."

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