Andrew Wiggins is a professional basketball player from Toronto, Ontario. He plays in the National Basketball Association for the Golden State Warriors. He was drafted into the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He has also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2022, he was named an NBA All-Star. During his rookie year, he was named the 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year. At the same time, he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Andrew Christian Wiggins was born on February 23, 1995, in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He stands 201 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 89 kg. A right-handed player, he plays as a small forward.

Team 230 golden state warriors Golden State Warriors
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 89 kg
Born 23 Feb 1995
Nationality Canada Canada
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Maple Jordan
Team History
230 golden state warriors Golden State 2020 - present
226 minnesota timberwolves Minnesota 2014 - 2020

His father is a former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins. His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, was also an athlete. She is an Olympian who played track and field. Both his parents attended Florida State University.

High School and College Career

Wiggins was in an under-10 basketball team by the time he was 9 years old.

At 13, he dunked a basketball for the first time. He attended Vaughan Secondary School where he led the basketball team to win the Ontario Provincial Championship.

Wiggins was one of the semi-finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year in 2014 while playing for Kansas University.

Professional Career

Wiggins is the second Canadian to become the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in June 2014 but was then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In his first season with the Timberwolves, he became the October - November Western Conference Rookie of the Month. Wiggins was also awarded NBA Rookie of the Year.

In the 2015 to 2016 Season, he became one of the few 20 or younger players to record a minimum of 30 points, 6 assists, and 10 boards since 2000. During the next season, he scored a career-high 36 points and went on to become the only Canadian to earn 40 or more points in a game.

In the 2017 to 2018 Season, Wiggins set a new season-high of 40 points. He also became the sixth youngest player in the NBA to reach the 6,000 career points mark. In October 2018, he suffered a bruised quadriceps. In January 2020, he achieved the first triple-double of his career.

In 2020, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors. In 2022, he was voted an NBA All-Star for the first time.

In October 2022, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Warriors, worth US$109 Million.

Career Highlights

  • 2022 - NBA champion
  • 2022 - NBA All-Star
  • 2015 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2014 - Consensus second-team All-American
  • 2014 - First-team All-Big 12
  • 2014 - Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2013 - Gatorade National Player of the Year
  • 2013 - Mr. Basketball USA
  • 2013 - Naismith Prep Player of the Year
  • 2013 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2013 - First-team Parade All-American

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing Canada

  • Bronze - 2015 FIBA AmeriCup Mexico City
  • Bronze - 2010 FIBA World U17 Cup Hamburg
  • Bronze - 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship São Sebastião do Paraíso

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