ESPN No. 49 ranked high school senior and Iowa State commit Lindell Wigginton poured in 35 points to lead Oak Hill Academy (VA) past Chino Hills (CA) 96-91, snapping the Huskies 60-game winning streak.
The 6-2 point guard stepped up big time, scoring 14 points in the last five minutes to seal the victory and ruin one of the nation’s longest consecutive victory streaks.
“I’m always confident going into every game,” Wigginton told USA Today after Saturday’s big win. “It’s not just a California thing, it’s me all the time.”
For Chino Hills, LaMelo Ball had 36 points while making 7 threes, and LiAngelo Ball added 23 points, but shot a miserable 8 of 35 from the field in the loss.
“I’ve got to prepare better for my team,” LiAngelo Ball said. “I needed to help my team more than I did. I’m disappointed in myself for that.”
But the star of the game was Wigginton.
Wigginton was the top scorer for powerhouse Oak Hill last year, averaging 16.4 points a game and leading the team to a 45-1 record and the DICK’S Nationals championship.
He also had a strong AAU season, averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds this summer for Stackhouse Elite.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wigginton led the Canadian U18 team to a bronze medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Championship.
Scout likes Wigginton’s versatile game.
“Lindell Wigginton, a 6-foot-2 combination guard, has the ability to play either guard position effectively,” reads Scout’s analysis. “Wigginton has a quick first step and a nice burst of speed when he gets down hill. He’s also quick laterally, which helps him on the defensive end. Wigginton has good vision and is a fine passer. He’s also a capable scorer.”
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