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Golden States Warriors’ new signing Andrew Wiggins was once predicted to become “The Michael Jordan of Canada” by the company of basketball experts.
Wiggins joined the Warriors in a four-player trade with Minnesota Wednesday.
The 24-year-old has been no bust in the NBA, as he was the rookie of the year in 2015 after being the No. 1 overall pick, at his age he’s scored nearly 9,000 points.
He transferred to Huntington Prep in West Virginia after leading Ontario’s Vaughan High to a 44-1 record and a provincial championship.
His stock soared at Huntington and he left as the No. 1 player in the country while winning both Naismith and Gatorade player of the year awards, as well as earning Mr. Basketball USA in 2013.
One recruiting analyst went so far as he described Wiggins as “The Michael Jordan of Canada.” And on the day he announced his commitment to the University of Kansas, “Andrew Wiggins to Kansas” was Twitter’s No. 3 trend worldwide.
Wiggins, like his new teammates Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, is a second-generation NBA player, as his dad Mitchell spent six years in the league with three different teams after being a No. 1 draft pick in 1984. So he’s been conditioned for this journey.
At Kansas, Wiggins continued to grow and develop until facing Stanford in the NCAA Tournament, as Stanford beat Kansas then.
A few months later, the Cavaliers made Wiggins the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. However, shortly after LeBron James returned to Cleveland and there wasn’t room for a 19-year-old hot shot rookie.
A month after being drafted by the Cavaliers, Wiggins was on his way to Minnesota in a trade for Kevin Love, LeBron’s preferred playing partner.
And now Wiggins is a Warrior and still looking to impress with his form and performances.
Source- East Bay Times