Canadian basketball role player (built-in 1995)

Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019

No. 22 – Gilt State Warriors
Position Modest forward
League NBA
Personal data
Born
(1995-02-23)
Feb 23, 1995
(age 26)


Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft seven in (2.01 g)
Listed weight 197 lb (89 kg)
Career data
High schoolhouse
  • Vaughan (Vaughan, Ontario)
  • Huntington Prep
    (Huntington, West Virginia)
College Kansas (2013–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected past the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2020 Minnesota Timberwolves
2020–present Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Star (2022)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2015)
  • NBA All-Rookie Outset Team (2015)
  • Consensus second-squad All-American (2014)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2014)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Yr (2014)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Twelvemonth (2013)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (2013)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Twelvemonth (2013)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2013)
  • First-squad
    Parade
    All-American (2013)
StatsEdit this at Wikidata
at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball game-Reference.com

Medals

Men’due south basketball
Representing


Canada
FIBA AmeriCup
Bronze medal – third place
2015 Mexico Metropolis
National team
FIBA Globe U17 Cup
Bronze medal – third place
2010 Hamburg
National team
FIBA Americas U18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place
2012 São Sebastião do Paraíso
National team

Andrew Christian Wiggins
(born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden Land Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers after ane year with the Kansas Jayhawks.

Wiggins played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks prior to beingness drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the second Canadian to be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. Wiggins earned NBA Rookie of the Year honors for the 2014–fifteen flavor while playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In February 2020, after spending his offset five and a one-half seasons with Minnesota, Wiggins was traded to Golden State. He has also been a member of the Canadian national squad. Wiggins was selected to his first NBA All-Star game in 2022, when he was named a Western Conference starter.

Early life

[edit]

Wiggins was born in Toronto, Ontario[1]
[2]
[3]
and raised in the nearby Vaughan portion of Thornhill, Ontario.[4]
[ii]
[5]
[vi]
[7]
He is the son of former NBA histrion Mitchell Wiggins, an American, and former Olympic track and field sprinter Marita Payne-Wiggins, a Canadian who is originally from Barbados. His parents met every bit student athletes at Florida State University.[8]
He attended elementary school at Glen Shields Public School,[9]
and high school at Vaughan Secondary School,[ten]
both in Vaughan.

Wiggins began playing organized basketball game when he was ix, joining an under-10 squad in Toronto.[11]
At the time, he was 5 ft seven in (1.70 yard). He dunked a basketball game for the first time when he was 13, and a year later, he grew to 6 ft half dozen in (ane.98 thou) and shattered a glass backboard later on dunking on a rim at the Dufferin Clark Community Centre in Vaughan.[eleven]

Loftier school career

[edit]

Wiggins attended Vaughan Secondary School in Vaughan for his first two years of loftier school. In his 2010–eleven sophomore year, he led the schoolhouse’s AAAA basketball game team to a 44–1 tape, en route to winning the Ontario provincial title.[12]
[13]
In the championship game, he scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, amidst chants of “Over-rated!” from the crowd.[13]

In 2011, he transferred to Huntington Prep Schoolhouse in Huntington, West Virginia. During his inferior flavour, he averaged 24.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.7 blocks per game. As a senior, he averaged 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, and 2.5 assists per game.[14]

Wiggins had been rated as the superlative prospect for 2014, but appear in October 2012 that he would officially reclassify into his original high schoolhouse class of 2013, and was immediately placed ahead of the previous number i prospect, Jabari Parker, by ESPN.[xv]

On February 7, 2013, after an article in
Sports Illustrated
criticized Canadian basketball and Wiggins’ piece of work ethic,[16]
he responded afterwards that day, scoring 57 points in a 111–59 win over Marietta College.[17]

Wiggins was named the 2013 Naismith Prep Player of the Year on Feb 25.[18]
He was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Twelvemonth on March 28 equally the nation’due south elevation high schoolhouse player.[19]
He was the first Canadian player to be so named.[xix]
[20]
In May 2013, he was named Mr. Basketball game USA.[21]
He was ranked number one high school basketball game player past
SLAM
magazine.[22]

In April 2013, Wiggins played in the Hashemite kingdom of jordan Brand Archetype All-American game in Brooklyn.[23]
[24]
He scored 19 points and tied Julius Randle for lead scorer for the Due east squad.[23]
[24]

Usa college sports recruiting data for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Pinnacle Weight Commit date
Andrew Wiggins


SF
Vaughan, Ontario Vaughan Secondary / Huntington Prep six ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May fourteen, 2013
Recruiting star ratings:
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars
ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings:
Lookout:
1 (SF); 1 (national); ii (schoolhouse)
Rivals:
1 (SF); 1 (national)
  • Note: In many cases, Lookout man, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the boilerplate was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-bespeak scale.

Sources:

  • “2013 Kansas Basketball Commitment List”. Rivals.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved
    February 28,
    2017
    .

  • “2013 Kansas Higher Basketball Team Recruiting Prospects”. Lookout.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved
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    2017
    .

  • “Kansas Jayhawks 2013 Player Commits”. ESPN.com. Archived from the original on Feb 28, 2017. Retrieved
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    2017
    .

  • “Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings”. Scout.com. Retrieved
    Feb 28,
    2017
    .

  • “2013 Team Ranking”. Rivals.com. Retrieved
    February 28,
    2017
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College career

[edit]

Wiggins playing for Kansas in 2014

Wiggins committed to Kansas on May 14, 2013.[25]
Before the announcement, he had narrowed his choices to Florida State, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina.[26]
Wiggins joined the Kansas team on June 19, 2013.[four]

On January xiii, 2014, Wiggins scored 17 points and nerveless 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 confronting a ranked opponent.[27]

Wiggins averaged 17.1 points per game (ppg), 5.9 rebounds per game (rpg), and made 34.1% of his three-point field goals in his freshman year at Kansas.[28]
[29]
On January 22, 2014, Wiggins was named a Top 25 Finalist for the John R. Wooden Men’s Actor of the Year award past the Los Angeles Able-bodied Lodge.[30]
[31]
On February 28, he was named one of the 10 semi-finalists for Naismith Higher Histrion of the Year.[32]

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On March eight, 2014, Wiggins scored 41 points confronting West Virginia, the most for a Big 12 Conference freshman since Michael Beasley scored 44 points against Baylor in 2008.[33]

Professional career

[edit]


Minnesota Timberwolves (2014–2020)

[edit]


2014–15 flavour

[edit]

Wiggins alleged for the 2014 NBA draft on March 31, 2014.[34]
He was selected outset overall in the typhoon by the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 26, 2014,[8]
becoming only the 2nd Canadian ever picked number 1 in the draft, after Anthony Bennett, who had been selected kickoff overall one year prior in the 2013 NBA draft, also past Cleveland.[35]
On Baronial 23, a three-squad trade was completed involving the Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Every bit function of the deal, Wiggins and Bennett were traded to the Wolves, along with Thaddeus Immature, and then of the Sixers. The Cavaliers received Kevin Love from Minnesota, while the Sixers received Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved from Minnesota and a 2015 offset-circular typhoon pick from Cleveland.[36]
Wiggins became only the second role player since the ABA–NBA merger to be drafted as the number ane pick, just to exist traded afterwards without playing a single game for the squad he was originally selected for; Chris Webber was the first following the 1993 typhoon.[37]

LeBron James guarding Wiggins in his rookie flavour with the Timberwolves, Dec 2014

In his NBA debut on October 29, 2014, Wiggins scored six points in a 105–101 flavour-opening loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[38]
He went on to earn the Western Conference Rookie of the Month honours for the first two months of the season.[39]
[40]
On January 31, he scored 33 points in a loss to the Cavaliers.[41]
On February 13, Wiggins won the Ascension Stars Challenge MVP after scoring 22 points for Team World in a 121–112 win over Team Us.[42]
On April 30, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2014–15 season.[43]
[44]


2015–16 flavor

[edit]

On November 7, 2015, Wiggins scored a game-high 31 points in a 102–93 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls.[45]
Two days afterward, he tied his career high with 33 points in a 117–107 win over the Atlanta Hawks, thus recording consecutive 30-signal games for the first time in his career.[46]
On December 18, he recorded 32 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 99–95 win over the Sacramento Kings, joining LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Tobias Harris equally the simply players 20 or younger to record at least 30 points, 10 boards and five assists in a game since 2000.[47]
On January viii, 2016, he scored a and then career-high 35 points in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[48]


2016–17 season

[edit]

Wiggins guarding Aaron Gordon during a game in November 2016

On Nov 8, 2016, Wiggins scored a career-loftier 36 points and hit a career-best half dozen three-pointers in a 119–110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.[49]
Five days afterwards, he prepare a new career loftier with 47 points in a 125–99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming the beginning Canadian-built-in player to score 40-plus points in an NBA game.[l]
On Feb fourteen, he had a 41-point endeavor in a 116–108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[51]
The post-obit day, he scored forty points in a 112–99 win over the Denver Nuggets, becoming just the 2nd Minnesota player to tape back-to-back 40-betoken games.[52]
On Feb 24, he scored 27 points in a 97–84 win over the Dallas Mavericks, topping 20 points for the 16th straight game, tying a franchise record.[53]


2017–18 season: Starting time playoffs appearance

[edit]

On Oct eleven, 2017, Wiggins signed a v-year, $148 million contract extension with the Timberwolves.[54]
[55]
On October 22, he scored 27 points and hit the game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer to elevator the Timberwolves to a 115–113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.[56]
On January 20, 2018, he scored 22 of his season-high 29 points in the first half of the Timberwolves’ 115–109 win over the Toronto Raptors.[57]
Two days later, he ready a new flavour high with forty points in a 126–118 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[58]
On Feb 7, 2018, in a 140–138 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wiggins reached 6,000 career points. At 22 years, 349 days, he became the sixth-youngest player to attain the plateau.[59]
By the stop of the flavor, Wiggins finished with a scoring boilerplate of 17.7 PPG, his lowest since his rookie twelvemonth.


2018–xix season

[edit]

On October 24, 2018, Wiggins was inactive for only the second time in his career, sitting out the Timberwolves’ loss to the Toronto Raptors considering of a bruised right quadriceps. The last time Wiggins was inactive was Nov 10, 2015, when he saturday out a loss to the Charlotte Hornets because of a sore correct knee.[60]
Wiggins returned to action on Oct 31 against the Utah Jazz after missing three games.[61]
He struggled early in the season, culminating in an 0-for-12 shooting night on Nov 24 against the Chicago Bulls.[62]
[63]
Information technology was the beginning time in his career he finished a game scoreless.[63]
On December 23, he scored thirty points and hit the go-alee layup with 14 seconds remaining to help the Timberwolves defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114–112.[64]
He topped that total with 31 points on January half dozen against Boston Celtics.[65]
On January half-dozen, he scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half of the Timberwolves’ 108–86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[66]
Ii days later, he had a season-high xl points and 10 rebounds in a 119–117 win over the Thunder.[67]
On January 18 confronting the San Antonio Spurs, Wiggins passed Sam Mitchell (7,161) for 2d place on the franchise’s career scoring listing.[68]
On January 27, he scored a game-high 35 points in a 125–111 loss to the Jazz.[69]


2019–20 season

[edit]

On January 18, 2020, Wiggins achieved his commencement career triple-double with eighteen points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 11 assists.[70]


Golden State Warriors (2020–nowadays)

[edit]

On Feb half-dozen, 2020, Wiggins and two draft picks were traded to the Gilt State Warriors in exchange for Jacob Evans, D’Angelo Russell and Omari Spellman.[71]
Wiggins scored 24 points and had five steals in his debut for the Warriors, in a 125–120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.[72]

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On December half dozen, 2021, Wiggins scored 28 points on a career-high 8 threes made, in a 126–95 win over the Orlando Magic.[73]
On January 27, 2022, he was named a Western Conference starter for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, his first All-Star selection.[74]
He was the tertiary first-time All-Star to be voted a starter in his eighth flavour or later.[a]
Wiggins as well became the first No. one overall draft choice in the modern draft era (since 1966) to earn their first All-Star selection in their eighth flavour or after.[75]

National team career

[edit]

Wiggins participated in the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2012 FIBA Americas Under-xviii Championship, helping the Canadian junior national team win a bronze medal in each tournament.[76]
During the 2010 tournament, Wiggins was a teammate of Anthony Bennett, the number 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft and his sometime teammate on the Timberwolves.[77]
In the 2012 tournament, he led the team in scoring with 15.2 ppg, along with 7.half-dozen rpg.[1]

On August 20, 2015, Wiggins was named to the Canadian national team roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, a qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[78]
Wiggins helped Canada win the statuary medal; he led the team in scoring, with 15.1 points per game, and he was named to the All-Tournament Team.[79]
[80]

Career statistics

[edit]

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

NBA

[edit]

Regular season

[edit]

Twelvemonth Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Minnesota 82 82 36.2 .437 .310 .760 four.half dozen 2.one 1.0 .6 16.9
2015–16 Minnesota 81 81 35.i .459 .300 .761 3.6 2.0 1.0 .6 xx.7
2016–17 Minnesota 82 82 37.2 .452 .356 .760 4.0 2.3 1.0 .four 23.half dozen
2017–18 Minnesota 82 82 36.iii .438 .331 .643 4.four 2.0 1.1 .6 17.7
2018–nineteen Minnesota 73 73 34.8 .412 .339 .699 4.eight two.5 ane.0 .vii 18.one
2019–20 Minnesota 42 42 34.vi .444 .331 .720 5.ii iii.7 .vii .9 22.iv
Golden State 12 12 33.6 .457 .339 .672 four.half-dozen 3.6 1.3 1.4 xix.4
2020–21 Golden State 71 71 33.iii .477 .380 .714 four.nine 2.4 .9 ane.0 18.6
Career 525 525 35.4 .446 .341 .731 4.4 2.3 1.0 .7 nineteen.5

Playoffs

[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Minnesota five five 32.8 .441 .333 .600 5.two 2.0 .four .4 15.eight
Career 5 5 32.8 .441 .333 .600 v.two ii.0 .4 .4 15.viii

College

[edit]

Year Squad GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Kansas 35 35 32.viii .448 .341 .775 v.nine 1.5 ane.2 1.0 17.1

Personal life

[edit]

Wiggins and his girlfriend, Mychal, take two children.[81]

Wiggins has two older brothers. His heart brother, Nick, played college basketball at Vincennes University, Wabash Valley College, and Wichita State University, and his oldest brother, Mitchell Jr., played at Hillsborough Community College and Southeastern University.[82]
He also has 3 sisters: Stephanie, Angelica, and Taya.[82]

See besides

[edit]

  • List of Canadians in the National Basketball Clan
  • List of second-generation NBA players

Notes

[edit]


  1. ^

    The first two were Bob Boozer (eighth season, 1968) and Kyle Lowry (9th, 2015)[75]

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External links

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  • Career statistics and role player information from NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.com
  • Kansas Jayhawks bio
  • Andrew Wiggins on Twitter
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