Who is Andrew Wiggins?
Andrew Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player. He played for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wiggins was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft after one year with the Kansas Jayhawks.
Andrew played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks before he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the second Canadian to be selected No.1 overall in the NBA. While playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves he received NBA Rookie of the Year honors for the 2014–15 season.
Wiggins was traded to Golden in February 2020 after spending his first five and a half seasons with Minnesota. He is a member of the Canadian national team. After Andrew was named a Western Conference starter, he was selected for his first NBA All-Star game in 2022.
How Old is Andrew Wiggins?
He is 26 years old. Having been born on February 23, 1995, in Toronto, Ontario he shares his birthday with celebrities such as Jan Böhmermann, Anna Chapman, Paul Morrissey, Josh Gad, Peter Fonda, and W.E.B. Du Bois among others.
Andrew Wiggins family
Who are Andrew Wiggins’s parents?
He is the son of Mitchell Wiggins who is a former NBA player and Marita Payne-Wiggins who is a former Olympic track and field sprinter.
Does Andrew Wiggins have siblings?
He has five siblings. His siblings are Mitchell Wiggins, Nick Wiggins, Anjelica Wiggins, Taya Wiggins, and Stephanie Wiggins.
Andrew Wiggins’s Education
He attended primary school at Glen Shields Public School. Wiggins later joined high school at Vaughan Secondary School
Andrew Wiggins’s girlfriend.
He has a girlfriend called Mychal Johnson. She is a basket player
Andrew Wiggins Children – Kids
He has two children named Amyah Wiggins and Alya Wiggins.
Andrew Wiggins Career
Andrew Wiggins Professional Career
He started his professional career after he was declared for the 2014 NBA draft on March 31, 2014. On June 26, 2014, Andrew was selected first overall in the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the second Canadian to be selected number one after Anthony Bennett. Bennet was selected No.1 overall in the 2013 NBA draft by Cleveland. A three-team trade was completed involving the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Philadelphia 76ers on August 23. As a result of Andrew, Bennett was traded to the Wolves. Thaddeus Young of the Sixers. The Cavaliers received Kelvin Love while the Sixers received Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. Andrew remained the second player since
ABA–NBA merger to be selected as the number one overall. He was later traded without playing any game for the team. Chris Webber was the first following the 1993 draft.
In his NBA debut on October 29, 2014, Andrew scored six points in a 105-101 drafting the Memphis Grizzlies. He received the Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors for the first two months of the season. On January, 31 he defeated the Cavaliers scoring 33 points. He won the Rising Stars Challenge after he scored 22 points for Team World in a 121–112 win over Team USA on February 13. Andrew was named the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2014–15 season on April 30.
Andrew Wiggin’s Career Points
On November 7, 2015, Andrew scored a game-high 31 points in 101-93 overtime defeating the Chicago Bulls. After two days he tied his career-high with 33 points in a 117-107 making the Atlanta Hawks lose. Andrew recorded consecutive 30-point games in his career. On December 18, he recorded 32 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in a 99–95 win over the Sacramento Kings. Wiggins, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Tobias Harris became the youngest players to record at least 30 points, 10 boards, and five assists in a game since 2000. On January 8, 2016, he scored another career-high 35 points win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On November 8, 2016, Andrew scored a career point of 36 points. He hit a career-best six three points in a 119-110 win over Brooklyn Nets. After five days Andrew set a new career-high with 47 points in a 125-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Wiggins became the first Canadian player to score 40-plus points in an NBA game. He scored 40 points in a 116-108 defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 14.
On February 14 Andrew scored 40 points in a 112-99 win over the Denver Nuggets. He became the second player the second Minnesota player to record back-to-back 40-point. On February 24, he scored 27 points in a 97–84 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Andrew tried to break a record by topping 20 points for the 16th straight game.
Andrew Wiggins Timberwolves Contract
On October 11, 2017, Andrew signed a five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Timberwolves. On October 22, he scored 27 points and hit the winning match. This resulted in lifting the Timberwolves to a 115-113 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Andrew scored 22 of his season-high 29 points in the first half of the Timberwolves’ 115-109 drafting of the Toronto Raptors. After two days he scored 40 points in a 126 -118 win over the Los Angeles Clippers setting new season-high points. Andrew reached 6000 career points in a 140-138 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 7, 2018. He became the youngest player to reach the plateau at 22 years. Andrew finished with a scoring average of 17.7 PPG. It was the lowest point since his rookie year.
Andrew reached his first triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high assist on January 18, 2020.
Andrew Wiggins Golden State Warriors
On February 6, 2020, Andrew and the other two players were traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Jacob Evans, D’Angelo Russell, and Omari Spellman. He scored 24 points. He also had five steals in his debut for the Warriors, in a 125-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
On December 6, 2021, Andrew scored a career-highpoint 28 in a 126-95 win over the Orlando Magic. Andrew was named a Western Conference starter for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, his first All-Star selection on December 6, 2021. In his eighth season, he became the third first-time All-Star to be voted a starter. He was the first number-one pick in the modern draft era to earn their first All-Star selection in their eighth season or later since 1966.
Andrew Wiggins Height/Measurements
He stands at a height of 2.01m and also weighs 91kg
Andrew Wiggins Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2021.