Three Cyclones earn honors
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State had three players recognized Sunday when the Big 12 announced its annual men’s basketball awards. Senior Donovan Jackson along with newcomers Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton each received recognition for their performances during the 2017-18 season.
Wigginton, a freshman, earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team as well as All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades after posting one of the best rookie seasons in school history. The first ISU freshman to be recognized by the league’s coaches since Curtis Stinson (2004), he recorded an ISU freshman record 12 20-point games, including eight against league foes, on his way to averaging 16.6 points during the regular season.
Jackson earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors as one of the league’s best 3-point shooters. He connected on 93 3-pointers, which is the fifth most in a single-season in school history and third most in the Big 12 for 2017-18.
Lard set the ISU freshman record with 60 blocks, becoming just the fifth player in school history to reach that mark. He is averaging 12.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, making him one of just three freshmen nationally recording 12-8-2 per game.