Andrew Wiggins RUMORS & NEWS

Andrew Wiggins

Position SG/SF
Height 6'8"
Weight 200 lbs
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario
Current Team Kansas
  • Sources: Roc Nation in play for Andrew Wiggins

    CSN Northwest "Kansas freshman pheonom Andrew Wiggins announced today that he will declare for the NBA Draft. The 6-8 athletic forward is a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. According to league sources, Wiggins is in the process of choosing between Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports and one other..." April 01

  • Wiggins makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "This day has been expected since the day he sent his letter of intent into Kansas, but it is now official. Andrew Wiggins has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. But the potential No. 1 pick did say all the right things at his press conference, next to coach Bill Self. “At the end of the..." April 01

  • Wiggins to enter NBA draft Monday "Andrew Wiggins will announce he's leaving Kansas after one season for the NBA at a news conference on Monday afternoon, sources told The school released a statement that the 6-foot-8 freshman from Canada will make an announcement Monday at 3 p.m. ET. Wiggins averaged 17.1 points..." March 31

  • Jerryd Bayless: Wiggins, Parker can ‘learn just as well’ in NBA

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless, who is taking part in a Boys & Girls Club charity event sponsored by Nesquick (details below), answered questions for on the adjustment from college to the NBA for this year’s top draft prospects and on a difficult Celtics season. Question: You went to..." March 25

  • Report: Andrew Wiggins is the 76ers top target "The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 22 straight games, and may not win another the rest of the season. But you'll never believe this. It could be because they're trying to get a high draft pick. Just call it a hunch, I guess. Question is, if the Sixers were to land a top one or two pick, who..." March 21

  • Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck says Andrew Wiggins will play for Boston next year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Underrated moment at the the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive were on a panel together, and Ranadive basically accused Boston of tanking. “And what are you doing?” Grousbeck jabbed back. Tanking doesn’t exist (says Adam..." March 13

  • KU's Andrew Wiggins can burnish his reputation in March

    Kansas City Star "The flight to Madrid had dragged on for nearly half a day, cramped and mind-numbing. Then came a three-hour bus ride. By the time the Canadian teenagers arrived at the basketball gym in Spain, they were jetlagged from the trans-Atlantic travel and stiff from a claustrophobic journey across the..." March 12

  • Sixers like Andrew Wiggins more than Jabari Parker?

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the Sixers at 15-39, the guessing game on who they will take in the upcoming draft has already begun. While that is just what it is -- guessing -- Chad Ford of ESPN recently offered his take on who he thinks the Sixers like more out of the two stellar freshman, Dukes' Jabari Parker and..." February 13

  • Is Andrew Wiggins starting to justify the hype? "Oddly enough, a lot of people have been disappointed with Andrew Wiggins at the University of Kansas in his freshman season. I'm not sure what we were all expecting when his one-and-done college season tipped off, but I'm sure we wanted validation that he was worthy of the hype. We wanted to..." January 31

  • Up and Down and Unfair: Embiid, Wiggins, and Kansas in 2014

    Grantland "You can’t walk into Allen Fieldhouse without being a little blown away that an arena like this even exists anymore. The windows at the top of the gym make you feel like you’re in the 1970s. The wooden bleachers make you feel like it’s the 1950s. Then you look up, and the championship banners go..." January 21

  • NBA Wakes to Find Andrew Wiggins and Entire Class of '14 Aren't All That "Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins isn’t just a rising star. There’s a mystique around the 18-year-old from Toronto with the hops, mix tapes and world-wide following, already on the radar screen of the commercial interests seeking the next big thing–perhaps in the guise of a “Canadian..." January 13

  • As of this day who would you take? Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins?

    FanIQ "I am the same age as both of these young and very talented prospects. I have been watching Jabari ever since he was a freshmen and Andrew Wiggins for about two years. When you watch both of these guys you can't help but think to yourself on how good these two can be. Andrew Wiggins, a Canadian who..." December 18

  • 2014 NBA draft Big Board 4.0 "The 2014 NBA draft continues to look better and better by the week. At this point there are six players getting serious looks as a potential No. 1 pick. The freshman class is particularly strong. Seven players in our top 10 and 11 in our top 20 are in their first year. In other words, not only..." December 17

  • Toronto's new national agenda "The Toronto Raptors began their journey in the NBA in November 1995. The feelings of inferiority among the fan base were born just two and a half seasons later. Damon Stoudamire was the first draft pick ever made by the franchise and the face of NBA basketball in Canada up to that point. But..." December 17

  • Some scouts say Kansas might have the top NBA Draft pick, but it's not Andrew Wiggins

    SB Nation "NBA fans are very aware of the awe-inspiring athleticism and raw potential of Kansas wing Andrew Wiggins, but it's Jawhawks center Joel Embiid who's climbing up draft boards, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN Insider. Goodman writes that he began wondering in the first half against Colorado..." December 10

  • Andrew Wiggins experiencing early ups and downs at Kansas

    Toronto Sun "Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins has hit his first NCAA speed bump. The Thornhill-born phenom is going through the natural adjustments all freshman do, but he’s doing it with more attention and pressure than any frosh in years, leading to naysayers. Wiggins has caught flack for averaging just..." December 06

  • NBA Draft Prospects: Week In Review

    Right Down Euclid Ave "It’s never too early to talk NBA Draft, especially with a projected class as deep and talented as the 2014 group. Every Sunday, I’ll take a look at how college basketball’s premier talents performed during the past week and see how that impacted their NBA prospects. ESPN draft guru Chad Ford’s..." December 02

  • Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins not shy about calling attention to his defense

    Kansas City Star "It is in Andrew Wiggins’ nature to hold things in, to measure his words, to offer a window into his thoughts or emotions about as often has he cuts his hair. Which is to say: once every couple of months or so. So when Wiggins, Kansas’ 6-foot-8 freshman star, does say something, especially..." November 28

  • Prospect Watch: Smart stealing spotlight, defying comparison "Marcus Smart stole headlines this summer when he announced he would return to Stillwater, Okla., for his sophomore season despite being a presumptive top-five pick. Play to your strengths, right? The pilfering Smart is averaging more than four steals per game this season while also..." November 26

  • Talking college basketball prospects and must-watch games

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The college basketball season well underway and Orlando Pinstriped Post is here to tell you what's going on, what games to watch, and which players you should keep your eyes on. So... about these freshmen, huh? They're pretty good. In fact, they're more than "pretty good." They are exactly..." November 26

  • Basketball phenomenon Andrew Wiggins dubbed the best prospect since LeBron James

    Durham Herald-Sun "Basketball phenomenon Andrew Wiggins may have only just started his college career as a freshman at Kansas, but NBA superstar Kevin Durant has already lauded him a potential Hall of Famer. "He's raw, but his ceiling is high. He can be like a Hall of Famer, All-Star, for sure. He's good," the..." November 21

  • Prospect Watch: Randle outshining Wiggins early "Last Tuesday was the kind of night that was so special it made Dick Vitale's infectious brand of enthusiastic analysis seem modest. Three of the best freshmen we've seen in quite some time were on display and the trio -- buoyed by the moment, rather than intimidated by it -- delivered in a way..." November 18

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kevin Durant called Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins: "1A and 1b." KD called Parker "the real deal" and Wiggins a future AllStar & HOFer.

  • Jabari Parker dazzles national audience, but still a step behind Andrew Wiggins

    College Basketball Talk "Jabari Parker seemed distracted as he wandered the nearly empty United Center hallway to the team bus after Duke’s 94-83 loss to Kansas in the second game of Tuesday night’s State Farm Champions Classic. You could hardly blame Parker for seeming out of it. The 6-foot-9 freshman phenom created a..." November 13

  • Jabari Parker, Julius Randle or Andrew Wiggins? All three are amazing "There are so many ways to sum up Jabari Parker's amazing night here. He outplayed Kansas's Andrew Wiggins, the most hyped freshman in many years. He outshined Kentucky's Julius Randle, a contender for the No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft. His Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski, said Parker was..." November 13

  • Andrew Wiggins, class of freshmen are special "This isn't a normal class of freshmen. Julius Randle nearly single-handedly lifted No. 2 Michigan State past No. 1 Kentucky before eventually succumbing to the experience of a Spartans team that knew how to handle late-game situations in early November a tad better. In the second game of the..." November 13

  • Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker deliver show to remember on college basketball's big stage

    Yahoo! Sports "On Monday, Lola Parker was thinking this Duke-Kansas matchup in the United Center was just another game. Then the mayor of Chicago called. "Tell Jabari, 'Welcome home, true son,' " Rahm Emanuel told Lola. When she hung up the phone, it dawned on her. "Oh, this might be a little..." November 13

  • Wiggins, Parker, Randle all live up to expectations on big stage "Julius Randle had already posted 27 points and 13 rebounds against a team that'll be ranked No. 1 in next week's Associated Press poll by the time Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker took the floor. So the so-called bar was set ridiculously high, and even the strongest of believers had to wonder..." November 13

  • Is Andrew Wiggins the clear No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft? Not so fast, scouts say

    Yahoo! Sports "The heralded 2014 NBA draft class is often projected as the "Andrew Wiggins' Sweepstakes." Which team will win the draft lottery and the right to draft Wiggins? Who's tanking for Wiggins? What franchise will be lucky enough to rebuild around Wiggins? For some NBA fans, the June draft centers..." November 12

  • Wiggins scores 16 points in Kansas win in NCAA debut

    Toronto Sun "Now that his very respectable NCAA regular-season debut is out of the way, Andrew Wiggins can get ready for his first real taste of big-time college basketball. The top NBA prospect from Thornhill had a solid start with Kansas, scoring a team-high 16 points as the host Jayhawks hammered the..." November 09

  • Wiggins, Randle and Parker impress in their college debuts

    SB Nation "College basketball fans won't remember Friday's slate of season-opening games because of last-minute drama or a controversial call by referees. Those things didn't really happen. But even if they did, last night would still be remembered for the debut of a group of freshmen unrivaled in the..." November 09

  • 2014 NBA Draft: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Right Now

    Rant Sports "With the 2013-14 NBA season underway there is no doubt that basketball is back, in turn filling a void that has been left in many fans hearts since the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals on June 20. The new season offers a number of interesting storylines, ranging from the return of Derrick Rose and..." November 06

  • Wiggins Said Favorite Thing About Kansas Is “Being Able to Enjoy My Last Year Of School”

    Rant Sports "Small forward Andrew Wiggins’ college debut is almost here folks and I cannot freaking wait for it to happen. I will be at his matchup with Jabari Parker a week from Tuesday, so keep an eye on our college basketball section for some great exclusive content. We all better enjoy Wiggins in..." November 04

  • Gordon, Ennis, Parker, Wiggins, others named to Tisdale Watch List

    247 Sports "Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon has been named to the 10-man preseason watch list for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, presented annually by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the..." November 04

  • Associated Press announces preseason All-America team "The Associated Press announced its All-America team on Monday, with Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart the lone unanimous selection. Smart was joined by Creighton's Doug McDermott, Louisville's Russ Smith, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Michigan's Mitch McGary. Smart was included on every ballot,..." November 04

  • Andrew Wiggins likely one-and-done "Kansas better win now because freshman Andrew Wiggins has acknowledged that he'll most likely be heading to the NBA next season. In an interview for ESPN The Magazine's college basketball preview issue, Wiggins was asked what he's enjoyed most since he arrived at Kansas. "I would say just..." November 01

  • What Fans Should Expect from Andrew Wiggins After Impressive Debut

    Bleacher Report "Andrew Wiggins made his highly anticipated college debut Tuesday night, even if it was an exhibition against Pittsburg State. For fans who've only seen YouTube highlights or have just heard of his legend, Wiggins' first performance should have given them a pretty good idea of what he's capable..." October 30

  • Wiggins shines in debut for Kansas, but fails impress everybody at Pitt State

    Fox Sports Kansas City "They tried to open up the back door for him, so you-know-who could do the you-know-what and bring the bloody house down, nice and early. But when Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the far right wing for the first time in a real-life college game (well, OK, it was an exhibition) against a real-life..." October 30

  • Tankapalooza 2014: Handicapping the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes

    SB Nation "The NBA season starts Tuesday night, but for a handful of teams, the season is already over. The main prize in the 2014 NBA Draft is so enticing that some teams have already torpedoed their competitiveness for this season just for the chance to draft Andrew Wiggins, an 18-year-old Canadian who..." October 30

  • Who should be the Preseason Player of the Year: Marcus Smart or Andrew Wiggins?

    College Basketball Talk "Dauster: The way the season breaks down it seems that there are really only two logical choices for Preseason National Player of the Year: Oklahoma State sophmore point guard Marcus Smart and Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins, a battle made all-the-more juicy by the fact that they represent the two..." October 28

  • Why Andrew Wiggins Won't Have Best Season of Any 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    Bleacher Report "College can be a funny thing. Despite all the fanfare the structure the experienced coaches the women—it doesn't always bring out the best in young athletes. The top long-term prospect isn't necessarily the best current college player. Andrew Wiggins might be No. 1 on a lot of people's..." October 24

  • KU's Andrew Wiggins takes center stage at Big 12 media day

    Kansas City Star "The chair was empty its prodigious owner a few minutes late but the questions kept coming for Andrew Wiggins. It was early on Tuesday afternoon at the Sprint Center the final hour of Big 12 basketball media day and a reporter had wedged into a pack surrounding Kansas players Tarik Black Naadir..." October 23

  • Andrew Wiggins Says Comparisons to LeBron James and Kevin Durant Unfair

    SLAM Online "Kansas Jayhawks star Andrew Wiggins is supposed to be the next big thing once he makes the jump to the NBA. Wiggins though is smartly trying to manage the outsize expectations fans and media have. Per ESPN: “Well he hasn’t asked for any of it’ head coach Bill Self said. ‘If you talk to him he’s..." October 23

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart eyes Kansas' Andrew Wiggins

    USA Today "As Oklahoma State prepares to celebrate the opening of a highly anticipated season Friday night the reigning Big 12 player of the year and the league's preseason player of the year finds himself overshadowed in his own conference by the hype surrounding an 18-year-old yet to play a college..." October 21

  • Who's the Big 12's Real POY Favorite: Marcus Smart or Andrew Wiggins?

    Bleacher Report "Marcus Smart was voted preseason Big 12 Player of the Year on Thursday by the league's coaches and it was unanimous. Andrew Wiggins was voted preseason first-team All-Big 12—the first freshman ever selected—and it wasn't unanimous you know because he hasn't proven anything yet. Never mind..." October 17

  • Andrew Wiggins getting $180m from adidas could be a hoax "There were reports on Tuesday about college basketball phenom Andrew Wiggins who is attending the University of Kansas for his presumed one year of college ball getting $180 million from adidas if he signed with the shoe company when he is eligible to do so. This raised quite a few eyebrows..." October 17

  • Report: Adidas ready to throw $180 million at Andrew Wiggins "Here's today's sign of just how high the hype about Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins the projected No. 1 pick in next June's much-hyped draft is. Bleacher Report reports that shoe companies are lining up to make unreasonable offers for the youngster forward the second he announces he'll be leaving..." October 16

  • Andrew Wiggins appears on Sports Illustrated cover

    Toronto Star "Canadian basketball player and top prospect Andrew Wiggins appears on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. The six-foot-eight 200-pound Kansas freshman is expected to go first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft even though he hasn’t played a college game yet. Wiggins from Vaughan Ont. is..." October 10

  • Andrew Wiggins is's Preseason Player of the Year "I am sitting in the bleachers inside Allen Fieldhouse on the second row and underneath a string of retired jerseys that read "Chamberlain" and "Pierce" and "Manning." Next to me just to my right is an 18-year-old prodigy whose name could theoretically also be in these rafters someday and we are..." September 26

  • Andrew Wiggins wants to be a Raptor

    Toronto Sun "Raptors fans will love this. Canadian hoops phenom Andrew Wiggins, expected to be selected first overall in the draft next summer, revealed Tuesday that, given his druthers, he'd like to play at home. After winning the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award Tuesday, Wiggins told..." July 18

2014 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Bucks Andrew Wiggins Kansas
2 76ers Joel Embiid Kansas
3 Magic Jabari Parker Duke
4 Jazz Julius Randle Kentucky
5 Celtics Dante Exum Australian Institute of Sport
6 Lakers Marcus Smart Oklahoma St.
7 Kings Noah Vonleh Indiana
8 Pistons Aaron Gordon Arizona
9 Cavaliers Kyle Anderson UCLA
10 Pelicans Doug McDermott Creighton


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