Wes Iwundu

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Wes Iwundu
No. 25 – Orlando Magic
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-12-20) December 20, 1994 (age 23)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWestfield (Houston, Texas)
CollegeKansas State (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentOrlando Magic
2017–2018Lakeland Magic
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Third-team All-Big 12 (2016, 2017)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wesley Deshawn Iwundu (born December 20, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Kansas State University.

College career[edit]

Iwundu was recruited by coach Bruce Weber to Kansas State out of Westfield High School in Houston. He would go on to be a starter from the beginning, breaking the Wildcats' career record for games started with 124.[1] He came in as a part of a heralded 5-man 2013 recruiting class, but ultimately was the only player who stayed at K-State past two seasons. His perseverance paid off, as he was named third-team All-Big 12 Conference in both his junior and senior seasons.[2] For his senior season, Iwundu averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Following the closure of his college career, Iwundu was invited to the 2017 NBA Draft Combine.[4] Later signing with Agent Austin Walton. In the 2017 NBA draft, Iwundu was taken in the second round by the Orlando Magic with the 33rd pick, thus becoming the first Kansas State player to be taken in an NBA Draft since Michael Beasley and Bill Walker in 2008.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Orlando 62 12 16.5 .427 .196 .723 2.2 .9 .5 .2 3.7
Career 62 12 16.5 .427 .196 .723 2.2 .9 .5 .2 3.7

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Lakeland 9 9 35.3 .405 .125 .755 8.4 2.0 1.1 .4 15.2
Career 9 9 35.3 .405 .125 .755 8.4 2.0 1.1 .4 15.2

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Kansas State 33 32 23.6 .461 .412 .634 4.2 1.8 .6 .4 6.7
2014–15 Kansas State 31 24 25.2 .404 .316 .595 3.5 2.0 .7 .6 5.8
2015–16 Kansas State 33 32 32.4 .478 .200 .692 4.5 3.7 1.3 .2 11.9
2016–17 Kansas State 35 35 31.4 .481 .376 .767 6.3 3.5 1.0 .3 13.0
Career 132 123 28.2 .463 .338 .688 4.7 2.8 .9 .4 9.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinett, Kellis (April 11, 2017). "Wesley Iwundu poised to become K-State's first NBA Draft pick in nearly a decade". Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Corbitt, Ken (March 5, 2017). "K-State's Wesley Iwundu working for final shot at NCAA Tournament". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Wesley Iwundu ESPN.com profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Robinett, Kellis (April 29, 2017). "Former Kansas State star Wesley Iwundu invited to NBA Draft Combine". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 4, 2017.

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