Huntington, WV Black History

Andrew Wiggins


Andrew Wiggins was born and raised in Canada. For his first two years of high school, he studied at Vaughan Secondary School. In 2011, he moved to Huntington to play with Huntington Prep. After considering several basketball programs, he enrolled in the University of Kansas in 2013.

After a very successful year playing for the Jayhawks, Wiggins declared for the NBA Draft and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the team’s first pick. Two months later, Wiggins was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He made his NBA debut against the Memphis Grizzlies in October 2014. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after his first season.

In 2015, Wiggins was selected to be part of the Canadian National Team for the FIBA Americas Championship, which served as the qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Wiggins was eventually traded to the Golden State Warriors in In 2018, the Timberwolves made it to the playoffs and Andrew made his first appearance in a playoff.

In 2020 Andrew was traded to the Golden State Warriors in 2020, and won an NBA championship with the team in 2022.

Wiggins still spends time in Huntington during the offseason playing basketball with children at the A. D. Lewis Community Center. He sponsored several children at Huntington Middle School to attend their 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

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