Andrew Wiggins Net Worth

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Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He 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.

Andrew Wiggins Net Worth
Andrew Wiggins Net Worth

Andrew Wiggins Net Worth

Net Worth: $35 Million
Salary: $25 Million
Date of Birth: Feb 23, 1995 (27 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.03 m)
Profession: Basketball player
Nationality: Canada

 

Early Life

Wiggins was born on February 23, 1985, in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. Andrew Wiggins is the son of the former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and former Olympic field tracker Marita Payne Wiggins.

His parents met at Florida State University as student-athletes. He attended Glen Shields Public School and Vaughan Secondary School. He began playing professional basketball at the age of nine. He led his high school basketball team winning the Ontario Provincial championship.

In 2011, he transferred to Huntington Prep School, West Virginia, and played extremely well there too. He was rated as the top prospect for 2014 and would officially reclassify as the original high school class of 2013 and was placed ahead by another top player, Jabari Parker by ESPN.

In 2013 Wiggins was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, the Gatorade National Player of the Year, and Mr. Basketball USA and was ranked the No.1 high-school basketball player by SLAM magazine.

Personal Life

Andrew Wiggins is in a relationship with his girlfriend Mychal Johnson and the couple has two daughters. He also has two older brothers who also play basketball and three sisters.

College Career

Wiggins went to Kansas City in 2013 before shortlisting Florida State, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He scored 17 points and 19 rebounds becoming the second freshman in 15 years to win against a ranked opponent.

In 2015, Wiggins was named Top 25 Finalists for the John R. Wooden Men’s Player of the Year award by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He was named one of the 10 semi-finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year. The same year Wiggins scored 41 points against West Virginia and scored the most for a Big 12 Conference freshman.

NBA Draft

Wiggins was declared for the 2014 NBA draft and announced as the overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the second Canadian to be picked after Anthony Bennett. It was in 2013, that a three-team trade was conducted comprising of Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wiggins was picked by the Timberwolves and was the second player since the ABA-NBA merger to be drafted as the number one pick. He earned Rookie of the Month playing in his first NBA debut and also the Rising Stars Challenge MVP. The following year in 2015 he was named, NBA Rookie of the Year.

In November 2015, Wiggins scored a game-high of 31 points and a career-high of 33 points after two days and thus making his first 30-point game in his career. In 2016, Wiggins made a career-high of 36 points, beating his 2015 record, and hit six best three-pointers. The same season five days later, he set the record and a career-high for scoring 40 points and was the first Canadian player to do so.

Wiggins signed a five-year deal with Minnesota Timberwolves for $148 million in 2017 and once again scored a 40 points game. He reached a total of 6,00 career points at just 22 years and was the 6th youngest player to reach the plateau.

In 2018, Wiggins was inactive due to bruising his right quadriceps. He however returned later to the season after missing out on 3 games but had difficulty getting his power back. The first time he finished a game scoreless was when Timberwolves played against Chicago Bulls.

He however came back in full form days after not scoring anything and made a good 40 points which were his season-high and were placed second on the franchise’s career scoring list. In 2020, he achieved his first career triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high of 11 assists.

Golden State Warriors

Wiggins was soon traded by Golden State Warriors in exchange for Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman, and D’Angelo Russell. In the 2020 season, Wiggins once again made a debut with a season-high of 40 points along with 4 assists, eight rebounds, and four steals. In 2022, Wiggins was named to the NBA All-Star Game which was his first All-Star selection.

It was his third First-Time All-Star to be voted in his eighth season of playing in the NBA. He is also one of the players to earn an All-Star over eight seasons or later. In his game during the Western Conference Finals, Wiggins made a career-high of 27 points and also won his first NBA Championship after the Warriors defeated the Celtics.

Career

Wiggins played for the 2010 FIBA U-17 World Championship and 2012 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship and helped the Canadian junior national team win their first bronze medal. In 2015, he was named to the Canadian national team for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship and also was selected for the qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He once again helped Canada win the bronze medal and was named on the All-Tournament Team.

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