Andrew Wiggins Celebrity Life
Andrew Wiggins, born on 23rd February 1995 year in Toronto, Province of Ontario, Canada, is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the club Minnesota Timberwolves of NBA. He plays in the position of an attacking defender and small forward.
The early years
Wiggins was born in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), grew up in the suburban area of Greater Toronto Thornhill. His father, Mitchell Wiggins, also played in the NBA]. At first, Andrew attended the Won Secondary School (Won, Ontario), and in the year 2011, he joined Huntington Preparatory School (Huntington, West Virginia).
In 2013, he took part in the game of McDonald's the All-American, which brings together the best high school graduates from the United States and Canada. In the same year, he won almost all the major awards in school basketball: Mr. Basketball USA, Naismith Award, the prize USA Today and the prize of Gatorade.
He attended the University of Kansas, where for one year he played for the Kansas Jayhox team. Under Wiggins, the Jayhawks once won the regular championship of the Big 12 conference, and also once entered the playoffs of the US student championship, wherein the third round, they lost to the Stanford Cardinal team with a score of 57-60.
On January 13, 2014, Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and made 19 rebounds in a game against the Iowa State Cyclones, in which the Jayhox won with a score of 77–70. On March 8, 2014, Wiggins scored 41 points in a match against West Virginia Mounters, becoming the second-highest-ranking Big 12 conference freshman to score the most points in a single game, second only to Michael Beasley, who in 2008, scored 44 points against Baylor Bears.
During his short student career, Andrew scored 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds on the average per game, and also realized 34.1% of three-point shots. On January 22, 2014, the Los Angeles Athletic Club, a non-profit organization, included Wiggins among the 25 finalists of the John Woodan Prize, and on February 28, he was named one of 10 Naismith Prize semifinalists. At the end of the 2013/2014 season, Andrew Wiggins was included in the 2nd All-American NCAA Team.
In the 2014 NBA Draft, Wiggins was prophesied to be drafted at number one. The player himself expressed the hope that he will be able to get into the only team of the National Basketball Association from Canada - The Toronto Raptors.
In the 2014 NBA draft, he was selected in the 1st round under 1st number by the Cleveland Cavaliers team, becoming the second Canadian in a row to be selected in the NBA draft under 1st number. On August 23, 2014, as a result of a trilateral exchange, he was exchanged for the Minnesota Timberwolves team, as a result of which Kevin Love moved to the club from Ohio. Forwards Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett went from Cleveland to Minnesota, and Thaddeus Young moved from Philadelphia to the Wolves camp.
Wiggins became the second player after the merger of the NBA and ABA, selected by the NBA team in the draft under the first number, but exchanged to another club, and who never got a chance to play a match for the draft team. The first was Chris Webber, who was selected in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic Club and then exchanged for Anferny Hardway on the same day.
On October 29, 2014, Andrew Wiggins made his NBA debut for Timberwolves against Memphis Grizzlies in which his team lost 101–105. For 18 minutes of playing time, he chalked up 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 interceptions, and 1 assist. On November 14, 2016, Andrew scored a record 47 points in his home game against the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming the first player of Canadian origin to score more than 40 points in the NBA game.
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