Back-to-Back No.1 for Canada: Andrew Wiggins is Top Pick in 2014 NBA Draft

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By James Patrick Quizon | June 27, 2014 10:11 AM EST

The Cleveland Cavaliers made Andrew Wiggins of Canada the No. 1 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. The selection comes a year after Anthony Bennett, another Canadian, got chosen as number one overall also by the Ohio franchise.

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Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins, who is from Toronto, Ontario played for a year for the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA. He averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in his lone year in college.

Wiggins attended Vaughan Secondary School in Ontario and the Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia

The 19-year-old also has experience playing for the national team suiting up for Canada in the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and the 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. He led the NT in scoring (15.2 PPG) in the latter tournament.

Watch Wiggins in action in this highlights reel (video courtesy: PureSweatBasketball):

2014 NBA Draft – Top 10

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – Andrew Wiggins
2. Milwaukee Bucks – Jabari Parker
3. Philadelphia 76ers – Joel Embiid
4. Orlando Magic – Aaron Gordon
5. Utah Jazz – Dante Exum
6. Boston Celtics – Marcus Smart
7. Los Angeles Lakers – Julius Randle
8. Sacramento Kings – Nick Stauskas
9. Charlotte Hornets – Noah Vonleh
10. Philadelphia 76ers – Elfrid Payton

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Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.
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