Wes Iwundu

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wes Iwundu
Wes Iwundu Layup.jpg
Free agent
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1994-12-20) December 20, 1994 (age 27)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 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
20172020Orlando Magic
2017–2018Lakeland Magic
2020–2021Dallas Mavericks
2021New Orleans Pelicans
2021–2022Atlanta Hawks
2022Cleveland Charge
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Third-team All-Big 12 (2016, 2017)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Wesley Deshawn Iwundu (born December 20, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Kansas State University.

College career

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

Orlando Magic (2017–2020)

Following the closure of his college career, Iwundu was invited to the 2017 NBA Draft Combine.[4] 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.[5] Iwundu signed a three-year contract worth a total of $4,046,762.[6]

Dallas Mavericks (2020–2021)

On December 1, 2020, Iwundu signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[7]

New Orleans Pelicans (2021)

On March 26, 2021, Iwundu was traded, alongside James Johnson and a second-round draft-pick, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for JJ Redick and Nicolò Melli.[8]

On August 7, 2021, Iwundu was traded to the Charlotte Hornets[9] and was later waived prior to the start of the season.[10]

Atlanta Hawks (2021–2022)

On December 23, 2021, Iwundu signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks.[11] scoring 12 points in his last game matching 3rd career point high.

Cleveland Charge (2022)

On January 25, 2022, Iwundu was acquired off waivers by the Cleveland Charge.[12] However, he was waived on April 1 after suffering a season-ending injury.[12]

Career statistics

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

Regular season

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
2018–19 Orlando 68 13 18.1 .412 .367 .816 2.7 1.1 .4 .3 5.0
2019–20 Orlando 52 21 18.3 .416 .341 .804 2.5 1.2 .5 .3 5.8
2020–21 Dallas 23 3 12.5 .327 .130 .857 2.9 .4 .4 .1 2.1
New Orleans 18 1 13.9 .340 .111 .824 2.6 .4 .3 .1 2.8
Career 223 50 16.8 .407 .286 .799 2.4 .9 .5 .2 4.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Orlando 5 0 12.0 .333 .333 1.000 1.4 .8 .6 .0 4.8
2020 Orlando 5 0 15.2 .300 .571 .625 2.2 .8 .6 .4 4.2
Career 10 0 13.6 .316 .438 .824 1.8 .8 .6 .2 4.5

NBA G League

Regular season

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

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

Personal

Iwundu has Nigerian roots. In 2021, it was reported that he was in talks with the Nigeria national basketball team to represent Nigeria in the 2020 Summer Olympics.[13]

References

  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. 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.
  5. ^ Woods, Greg (June 22, 2017). "Wesley Iwundu drafted by Magic in second round of NBA Draft". BringOnTheCats.com. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Wesley Iwundu Salary & Contract | Salary Sport". SalarySport.com. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  7. ^ Sefko, Eddie (December 1, 2020). "Mavericks sign eight, including Barea, Iwundu, Burke". Mavs.com. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Price, Dwain (March 26, 2021). "Mavs acquire sharpshooting guard Redick in trade with Pelicans". Mavs.com. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Hornets Acquire Wes Iwundu and Protected 2022 First-Round Pick in Three-Team Sign-and-Trade". NBA.com. August 7, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  10. ^ "Hornets Waive Wes Iwundu". NBA.com. October 18, 2021. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "Hawks Sign Wes Iwundu To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. December 23, 2021. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "2021-22 NBA G League Transactions". gleague.nba.com. January 25, 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  13. ^ "Mike Brown 'Talking' to Wes Iwundu, Jahlil Okafor After Monte Morris Commits to Nigeria".

External links

This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article: Wes Iwundu. Articles is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.