Andrew Wiggins He is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wiggins is the second Canadian who was chosen as no. 1 overall in the NBA draft after he was chosen by Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Wiggins had even won the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2014-15 season. Wiggins is also a member of the Canadian national team.
Why is Andrew Wiggins famous?
- Famous as the basketball player who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.
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Where was Andrew Wiggins born?
Andrew Wiggins was born on February 23, 1995 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His birth name is Andrew Christian Wiggins. His nationality is Canadian. Wiggin belongs to the black ethnic group, while Pisces is his zodiac sign.
Wiggins was born in a family of sports backgrounds. He is the son of Mitchell Wiggins (father), a former NBA player from the United States and Marita Payne-Wiggins (mother), a former Canadian Olympic athletic sprinter.
His parents met at Florida State University as student athletes. He grew up in the nearby Thornhill neighborhood of Vaughan, Ontario, with his five brothers, two brothers, Nick Wiggins, Wiggins Mitchell and three sisters, Stephanie Wiggins, Angelica Wiggins, Taya Wiggins.
Where did Andrew Wiggins educate?
Wiggins attended Glen Shields Public School in Vaughan. By the time he was 9, he already started playing organized basketball and had even joined a team under 10 years old. When he was 13, he dipped a basketball for the first time, after which it rose to a height of 6 feet. 6 inches (1.98 m).
Wiggins then joined Vaughan High School for two years alone where he led his school's "AAAA basketball team" to victory over the Ontario Provincial Championship.
In 2011, Wiggins was transferred to Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia. In 2014, he was rated the best prospect and was named the 2013 Player of the Year Naismith Prep. He became the first Canadian player to be named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the
Year as the best high school player in the nation. In 2013, he was named "Mr. Basketball USA". On June 19, 2013, Wiggins joined the Kansas team. On February 28, 2014, he was named one of the 10 semifinalists for Naismith College Player of the Year.
Andrew Wiggins career highlights
- Andrew Wiggins began his professional career after he was recruited as first general by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26, 2014.
- On August 23, 2014, it was again changed to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Wiggins made his first NBA debut against Memphis Grizzlies on October 29, 2014.
- On April 30, 2014, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2014-15 season.
- In 2014, he was included in the Second All-Amerian Team Consensus. He was even named as the first All-Big 12 and Big 12 Freshman team of the year.
- In 2015, he named the NBA First All-Rookie Team and NBA Rising Stars.
- On August 20, 2015, Wiggins was named on the Canadian national team list for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.
- On October 11, 2017, Wiggins signed a five-year contract extension with the Timberwolves.
- Wiggins had even won a bronze medal in the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
Who is Andrew Wiggins dating?
The 24-year-old Andrew Wiggins is currently in a relationship with his long-standing girlfriend, Myhal Johnson. Mychal is a former Notre Dame basketball player. The couple started dating in 2013. Later, in 2018, the couple announced they were engaged. They also announced that they expect their first baby in 2018. Previously, Wiggins dated singer Alex Rid.
In addition, Wiggins is quite active on social networking sites, since it has more than 593k followers on Facebook, 2.1 million followers on Instagram.
What is the net worth of Andrew Wiggins?
The basketball player, Andrew Wiggins has great profits from his professional career. Wiggins has managed to accumulate a large fortune in millions of dollars through its various contracts, support agreements and salaries. Wiggins enjoys his fortune, which is expected to be around $ 20 million as in 2019. His annual salary for the 2019-20 season is $ 27 million.
Wiggins had signed a $ 148 million extension contract with Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017. That contract paid Wiggins almost $ 30 million per season. In addition, Wiggins adds a few dollars more to his fortune through his sponsorship agreements, including the clothing company, "Adidas," which pays him approximately $ 18 million a year.
How tall is Andrew Wiggins?
Andrew Wiggins has a fairly maintained athletic physique. Wiggins was a tall guy from before, since when he was only 9 he was already 5 feet. 7 inches. tall and when he was 13, his height rose to 6 feet. 6 inches. Currently, he stands tall with a height of 6 feet. 8 inches. while his body weighs about 92 kg (202 pounds).