Andrew Wiggins

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Basketball player
Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
Player information
Full name Andrew Christian Wiggins
birthday 23rd February 1995 (age 25)
place of birth Toronto , Ontario , Canada
size 203 cm
Weight 91 kg
position Small Forward / Shooting Guard
college Kansas
NBA draft 2014 , 1st pick , Cleveland Cavaliers
Club information
society Golden State Warriors
league NBA
Jersey number 22nd
Clubs as active
2014–2020 Minnesota Timberwolves Golden State Warriors since 2020United StatesUnited States
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National team
Since 02015CanadaCanada Canada

Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995 in Toronto , Ontario ) is a Canadian basketball player . He was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft and currently plays for the Golden State Warriors as Small Forward and Shooting Guard . After Anthony Bennett, Wiggins is only the second Canadian to be drafted first. Following the 2014/15 season , Wiggins was named NBA Rookie of the Year .


High school

As a teenager, Wiggins attended Vaughan Secondary School in Vaughan for two years . In 2011 Wiggins moved to the United States and attended Huntington Prep School in Huntington , West Virginia .

His extraordinary talent was recognized as early as his high school years, which led to him winning numerous awards. He received the following awards in 2013: Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award , Gatorade Player of the Year Award and Mr. Basketball USA .

In 2013, Wiggins scored 19 points for his team in the Jordan Brand Classic , the high school all-star game, and was together with Julius Randle the most successful shooter on his team.


One of the top high school players in his class, Wiggins attracted interest from numerous colleges. He has received offers from Florida State University , the University of Kentucky , the University of Kansas, and the University of North Carolina . On May 13, 2013, he announced that he had decided to go to college in Kansas.

On March 8, 2014, Wiggins scored 41 points against West Virginia . No freshman in the Big 12 Conference has achieved this since Michael Beasley in 2008 .

In his first college season he averaged 17.1 points per game, 5.9 rebounds with a three-way throw rate of 34.1%. Wiggins scored more points for the season than any freshman before him in the history of the University of Kansas. He was also among the 25 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and the 10 semi-finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year. Both awards are given to the best college player of the season.

Wiggins in defense of LeBron James


On March 31, 2014, Wiggins announced his registration for the 2014 NBA Draft . In the run-up to the draft, Wiggins was identified with Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker as favorites for the first pick . On June 26, 2014, he was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers . A few weeks later, however, he was swapped with Anthony Bennett for Kevin Love to the Minnesota Timberwolves . This made him the first No. 1 pick since Chris Webber in 1993 to be transferred to another team before his first game.

Wiggins was immediately promoted to the starter of the Wolves and won the "Rookie of the Month" in the West every time from November to February. On January 31, 2015, he put down a career best with 33 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. When Rising Stars Challenge 2015 Wiggins beat the team World the Team USA . Wiggins scored 22 points and was subsequently named the game's MVP . At the end of the season, Wiggins recorded 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists and was named NBA Rookie of the Year . This makes him the second non-American to receive this honor after Pau Gasol .

In October 2017, Wiggins signed a $ 148 million, five-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves . Although the Wolves were able to qualify for the playoffs, Wiggins stagnated in his development.

In 2020 he was traded to the Golden State Warriors.

National team

Wiggins took part in the 2010 U-17 World Basketball Championship and in 2012 the U-18 American Championships. In both tournaments, the Canadian team was able to achieve third place with Wiggins and thus win the bronze medal.

Wiggins made his debut at the American Basketball Championship in 2015 for the Canadian men's selection and won the bronze medal with the Canadians.


Wiggins grew up in a family of athletes. His American father Mitchell Wiggins also played in the NBA from 1983 to 1992 and later in Europe. His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, was a successful Canadian sprinter who won silver in the 4 x 100 meter relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles . Andrew Wiggins also has two brothers and three sisters who are similarly talented athletes. His older brother Nick Wiggins played from 2016 in Macedonia for KK Rabotnički Skopje in the Prva Liga .


Web links

Commons : Andrew Wiggins  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins first Canadian to win Gatorade Athlete of the Year. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  2. ^ Ronnie Flores: Andrew Wiggins Named Mr. Basketball USA. In: High School Hardwood website; Wheeling, WV, May 8, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2017 .
  3. ^ A b University of Kansas Men's Basketball: # 22 Andrew Wiggins. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  4. Wild chase leads Wiggins to KU. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  5. ^ Top prospect Andrew Wiggins chooses Kansas. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  6. ^ Andrew Wiggins moves to the top of the KU freshman scoring list. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  7. NN: Midseason Top 25+ Advanced Stats. In: Wooden Award — Website. Retrieved July 29, 2017 .
  8. Top 10 National Semifinalists Named for 2014 Men's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T ( Memento from October 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  9. ^ Kansas star Andrew Wiggins declares for NBA draft. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  10. Draft Prospects 2014: Top 5 Shooting Guards. In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  11. Andrew Wiggins is Rising Stars MVP
  12. Official Release: Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins wins 2014-15 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Retrieved September 28, 2016 .
  13. ^ Timberwolves Sign Forward Andrew Wiggins to Multi-Year Contract Extension
  14. CAN / LTU - Canada hang in to collect bronze. (No longer available online.) In: Archived from the original on January 19, 2015 ; accessed on June 27, 2014 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  15. Canada Captures Bronze Medal at FIBA ​​Americas U18 Championship! In: Retrieved June 27, 2014 .