This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.
Freshmen are notoriously inconsistent. Unlike upperclassmen, they have not figured everything out yet, but sometimes everything fits together and they help squads win when they aren't supposed to. Six of the following freshmen have helped their teams to pleasant winning streaks. Some did not start the season in their current role, but have found their place about five weeks into the year. We bounce around the country to examine freshmen who are contributing to winning programs. Let's begin where most things get started (including the first electronic digital computer): in Ames, Iowa.
Lindell Wigginton (G)
It's funny how we picture things. Wigginton was supposed to step in for Monte Morris and be the Cyclones' next point guard. He did not look particularly comfortable in that role to start the season, so coach Steve Prohm put the ball in Nick Weiler-Babb's hands. Wigginton blossomed nearly immediately as a scorer and he just won't stop. He has averaged 21.8 points over his last five games. The 6-foot-2 guard has converted 47.9 percent of his 3-pointers and made 2.3 long-range bombs per game. He did not even let the staunch defense of Northern Iowa slow him down, as he went for 20 points on Saturday in Iowa State's eighth straight win. If it weren't for Trae Young, Wigginton would be the favorite for Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Geo Baker (G)
The Scarlet Knights also figured to have their point guard in Corey Sanders, but he now has to share the ball