Andrew Wiggins

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Andrew Wiggins
Wiggins warming up before the 2022 NBA All-Star Game
No. 22 – Golden State Warriors
PositionShooting guard/Small forward
Personal information
Born (1995-02-23) February 23, 1995 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High schoolVaughan (Vaughan, Ontario)
Huntington Prep (Huntington, West Virginia)
CollegeKansas (2013–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142020Minnesota Timberwolves
2020–presentGolden State Warriors

Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is an Canadian professional basketball player. He is a shooting guard-small forward for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). When he was drafted, Wiggins became the second ever Canadian basketball player to be picked #1 overall in the NBA draft.[1]

Wiggins played college basketball at the University of Kansas. During his first year there, Wiggins was able to average 17.1 points per game (ppg), 5.9 rebounds per game (rpg), and made 34.1% of his three-pointers.[2] On January 13, 2014, in a game against Iowa State, Wiggins scored 17 points and gained 19 rebounds in a 77–70 victory. He became only the second freshman in the last 15 years (along with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) to earn those numbers in a win against a ranked opponent.[3]

On June 26, 2014, Wiggins was picked 1st overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft.[1] On August 23, 2014, there was a three-team trade that was done by the Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade sent Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to the Timberwolves, along with Thaddeus Young, of the Sixers. The Cavaliers received Kevin Love from Minnesota and the Sixers received Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved from Minnesota as well as a 2015 first round draft pick from Cleveland.[4] Wiggins became only the second player since the ABA–NBA merger to have been drafted as the number one pick, only to be traded later without having played a single game for the team he was originally drafted by; Chris Webber was the first following the 1993 NBA draft.[5]

On June 16, 2022, Wiggins won his first NBA championship when he helped the Warriors defeat the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2.[6] During the series, Wiggins lead the Finals with both the highest amount of rebounds and blocks.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cavs take Wiggins with No. 1 pick in NBA draft". NBA. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  2. "Kansas Jayhawks bio". Kansas Jayhawks. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  3. "Embiid, Wiggins wow, make big statement in win at Iowa State". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  4. "Timberwolves Acquire Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young in Three-Team Trade". Minnesota Timberwolves. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  5. "Andrew Wiggins-Kevin Love trade set for takeoff". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  6. "Wiggins' Finals vs. Celtics should serve as JK's study guide". NBC Sports Bay Area. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  7. "2022 NBA Finals - Leading Players: Series Stats". NBA. Retrieved June 2, 2023.

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