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Andrew Wiggins
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Wiggins during a Timberwolves game in Oct. 2018.
Full name Andrew Christian Wiggins
Born February 23, 1995 (1995-02-23) (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Flag of Canada.png Canadian
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 197 lbs (89 kg)
Professional basketball career
No. 22 – Golden State Warriors
Position Shooting Guard
Small forward
League Flag of the United States.png NBA
NBA Draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 2014–present (7 years)
High school/College basketball career
High school Huntington Prep
(Huntington, West Virginia)
College Kansas
Playing career High school: 2009-2013
College: 2013-2014
Team history
20142020 Minnesota Timberwolves
2020–present Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA Rookie of the Year Award (2015)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2015)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2014)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2014)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2014)
  • Second team All-American – TSN, USBWA (2014)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (2013)
  • Gatorade Player of the Year (2013)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2013)
  • McDonald's All-American (2013)

Andrew Christian Wiggins (February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. Wiggins played one year of college basketball at Kansas before deciding to leave to enter the 2014 NBA Draft where he was drafted first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. As a college player, Wiggins was one of the most hyped draft prospects ever, and frequently drew comparisons to all time great players like Michael Jordan and James Harden.

College Career

Wiggins committed to Kansas on May 14, 2013. On January 13, 2014, Wiggins scored 17 points and collected 19 rebounds in a 77–70 victory over Iowa State, becoming only the second freshman in the last 15 years (along with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) to amass those numbers in a win against a ranked opponent.

Wiggins would average 17.1 points per game (ppg), 5.9 rebounds per game (rpg), and made 34.1% of his three-pointers in his freshman year at Kansas.

NBA career

Minnesota Timberwolves (2014–2020)

Wiggins declared for the 2014 NBA Draft on March 31, 2014. He was selected first overall in the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. On November 4, 2014, Cleveland Cavaliers traded Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love and a 2015 second-round draft pick.

Although Wiggins would consistently average around 20 points a game and won Rookie of the Year in the 2014-15 season, he would be considered a disappointment due to his poor efficiency and not living up to his draft hype. Wiggins would set a career high with 47 points in a 125–99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in November 13 2016, becoming the first Canadian-born player to score 40-plus points in an NBA game.

Golden State Warriors (2020–present)

On February 6, 2020, Wiggins and two draft picks were traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Jacob Evans, D'Angelo Russell and Omari Spellman.

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