Andrew Christian Wiggins Research Essay

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Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian college basketball player. He currently attends the University of Kansas. Wiggins was born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. He is the son of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and former Canadian Olympic track-and-field sprinter Marita Payne-Wiggins. Wiggins has three sisters (Taya, Angelica and Stephanie) and two brothers (Mitchell, Jr. and Nick). One of his older brothers, Nick, currently plays basketball at Wichita State University, while his other older brother, Mitchell Jr., currently plays basketball at Southeastern University.
Wiggins attended Vaughan Secondary School in Vaughan, Ontario for two years before transferring to Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia in 2011. Wiggins had been rated as the top prospect for 2014, but announced in October 2012 that he would officially reclassify into his original high school class of 2013, and was immediately placed ahead by ESPN. Wiggins was named the 2013 Naismith Prep Player of the Year on February 25. He was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year on March 28 as the nation's top high school player. He was the first Canadian player to be so named. In May 2013, he was named Mr. Basketball USA. He was ranked number one high school basketball player by SLAM Magazine. In April 2013, Wiggins played in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game in Brooklyn. Wiggins committed to the University of Kansas (Jayhawks) men's basketball team on May 14, 2013 and currently plays the starting Small Forward position on the Kansas roster.
He was the top college basketball recruit in 2013 and is considered the favourite to be selected with the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
I chose to write about Andrew Wiggins because he is related to basketball, which is my favourite sport. Also, I chose Andrew Wiggins over others because he seems to be a very good player who can represent Canada well. There have been a few Canadian basketball players, but until now, only 1 or 2 have been made very famous recognised over the world. Some people Canada doesn’t have too many great athletes, but I think Andrew Wiggins will change that.

Andrew Christian Wiggins ( né le 23 Février , 1995) est un joueur canadien de basketball collégial . Il fréquente actuellement l'Université du Kansas . Wiggins est né et a grandi à Thornhill , en Ontario. Il est le fils de l'ancien joueur de la NBA Mitchell Wiggins et ancien sprinter et champ olympique canadien Marita Payne- Wiggins . Wiggins a trois sœurs ( Taya , Angelica et Stéphanie ) et deux frères ( Mitchell , Jr. et Nick ) . Un de ses frères aînés , Nick , joue actuellement basket-ball à l'Université d'Etat de Wichita , tandis que son autre frère , Mitchell Jr. , joue actuellement basket-ball à l'Université du Sud-Est .
Wiggins a assisté à l'école secondaire Vaughan à Vaughan , en Ontario pendant deux ans avant de le transférer à Huntington