Prior to NBA:
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NBA CAREER NOTES: Acquired by Minnesota from Cleveland on Aug. 23, 2014 as part of a three-team trade that also included Philadelphia… Signed by Cleveland to a two-year contract on July 24, 2014… Selected by the Cavs in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
INTERNATIONAL NOTES: Won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship held in Mexico… Averaged 15.1 points on 49.5% shooting (51.7% from three-point range) and 4.4 rebounds per game in 10 contests… Won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship, held in Hamburg, Germany… Averaged 8.1 ppg (47.2%) and 3.3 rpg in eight contests (as a 15-year-old), highlighted by a 20-point, five-rebound, two-block effort vs. Team USA in the semifinals… Led Canada to bronze at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, held in São Sebastião do Paraíso, Brazil… Contributed a team-high 15.2 ppg (41.3%), 7.6 rpg and 2.0 apg in five outings.
COLLEGE NOTES: Played one season at Kansas… 2013-14: Completed his freshman season by being named to the John R. Wooden All-America Team and earning Second Team All-America honors from the NABC, USBWA, SI.com and The Sporting News… Led the Jayhawks to a 25-10 record by tallying a team-high 17.1 ppg, setting the school’s single-season freshman scoring record (597 points)… Added 5.9 rpg and 1.5 apg while swiping a team-leading 41 steals and blocking 34 shots; he shot 44.8% from the field, 34.1% (43-for-126) from three-point distance and 77.5% (176-for-227) from the FT line… Poured in a season-high 41 points (adding eight rebounds, a season-high five steals and a season-high four blocks) Mar. 8 at West Virginia, the most ever scored by a Kansas freshman and the most by any Jayhawk player since 1991… Tallied 20+ points on 11 occasions, including a 30-point effort (logging a season-high 45 minutes) on Mar. 13 vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
PERSONAL NOTES: Born on Feb. 23, 1995 in Toronto, Canada… Father, Mitchell, played collegiately at Florida State and for six seasons in the NBA with Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia… Mother, Marita, was a track star at FSU and competed for Canada in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics… Averaged 24.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.7 blocked shots for Huntington Prep (in Huntington, W.Va.) in 2011-12… Earned numerous National Player of the Year honors during his high school career… Named Naismith High School Player of the Year and Gatorade Athlete of the Year across all high school sports in 2013… Ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013 by every recruiting service… Voted by the USA Today as the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Player of the Year… Selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic game and posted a game-high 19 points in 21 minutes… Twitter handle: @22wiggins.
Shoe Size: 15
Do you have any unique talents: I play volleyball
Do you have any pets currently?: No, I had 2 cats in Canada named Peaches and Lugia
If you meet one person throughout history, who would it be?: Tupac
If you weren’t an NBA player what would you be?: A track star
Best dressed teammate?: Shabazz
Favorite emoji?: Cross-eyed face