Andrew Christian Wiggins was born on February 23,1995 and is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
36 Facts About Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins was selected with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers after one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks.
In 2022, Andrew Wiggins won his first NBA championship and was selected for his first NBA All-Star game, and was named a Western Conference starter.
Andrew Wiggins has been a member of the Canadian national team.
Andrew Wiggins was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in the nearby Vaughan portion of Thornhill, Ontario.
Andrew Wiggins is the son of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins, an American, and former Olympic track and field sprinter Marita Payne-Wiggins, a Canadian who is originally from Barbados.
Andrew Wiggins's parents met as student athletes at Florida State University.
Andrew Wiggins attended elementary school at Glen Shields Public School, and high school at Vaughan Secondary School.
Andrew Wiggins began playing organized basketball when he was nine, joining an under-10 team in Toronto.
Andrew Wiggins attended Vaughan Secondary School in Vaughan for his first two years of high school.
Andrew Wiggins had been rated as the top prospect for 2014, but announced in October 2012 that he would officially reclassify into his original high school class of 2013, after having repeated a grade in middle school.
Andrew Wiggins needed just one remaining credit in English to graduate from Huntington Prep.
Andrew Wiggins was immediately placed ahead of the previous number one prospect, Jabari Parker, by ESPN.
Andrew Wiggins was named the 2013 Naismith Prep Player of the Year on February 25.
Andrew Wiggins was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year on March 28 as the nation's top high school player.
Andrew Wiggins was the first Canadian player to be so named.
Andrew Wiggins was ranked number one high school basketball player by SLAM magazine.
Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points and tied Julius Randle for lead scorer for the East team.
On January 22,2014, Wiggins was named a Top 25 Finalist for the John R Wooden Men's Player of the Year award by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
On March 8,2014, Andrew Wiggins scored 41 points against West Virginia, the most for a Big 12 Conference freshman since Michael Beasley scored 44 points against Baylor in 2008.
Andrew Wiggins declared for the 2014 NBA draft on March 31,2014.
Andrew Wiggins was selected first overall in the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 26,2014, becoming just the second Canadian picked number one in the draft, after Anthony Bennett, who had been selected first overall one year prior in the 2013 NBA draft, by Cleveland.
Andrew Wiggins went on to earn Rookie of the Month honours in the Western Conference for the first two months of the season.
On October 11,2017, Andrew Wiggins signed a five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Timberwolves.
On October 24,2018, Andrew Wiggins was inactive for only the second time in his career, sitting out the Timberwolves' loss to the Toronto Raptors because of a bruised right quadriceps.
The last time Andrew Wiggins was inactive was November 10,2015, when he sat out a loss to the Charlotte Hornets because of a sore right knee.
On January 18,2020, Andrew Wiggins achieved his first career triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 11 assists.
Andrew Wiggins was the third first-time All-Star to be voted a starter in his eighth season or later.
Andrew Wiggins became the first No 1 overall draft pick in the modern draft era to earn his first All-Star selection in his eighth season or later.
Andrew Wiggins won his first NBA championship after the Warriors defeated the Celtics in six games.
Andrew Wiggins finished the NBA Finals as the leading rebounder, blocker and second highest scorer for the Warriors after averaging 18.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, along with playing stifling defense on Boston All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum.
On October 15,2022, Andrew Wiggins signed a four-year contract extension worth $109 million with the Warriors.
Andrew Wiggins participated in the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, helping the Canadian junior national team win a bronze medal in each tournament.
Andrew Wiggins helped Canada win the bronze medal; he led the team in scoring, with 15.1 points per game, and he was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Andrew Wiggins rejoined the team for the 2020 FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, averaging 21.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in three contests.
Andrew Wiggins has five siblings: sisters Stephanie, Angelica, and Taya; and brothers Nick and Mitchell Jr.