SF Rank – #12
Position – SF | 6′ 8″, 199 lbs | Minnesota Timberwolves
Born – Feb 23, 1995 in Canada
Drafted – 2014: 1st Rnd, 1st by CLE
College – Kansas
Experience – 1 year
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Ben Buchanan – Wiggins, the reigning NBA Rookie of Year put up impressive stats as a rookie and will look to improve upon them this season. During the 2014-2015 season he averaged 16.9 ppg and 4.6 rpg and gave a good sample of his game last year. Wiggins gets to the hoop and can throw it down with the best of them, but he can also shoot though.
He averaged almost 14 fga per game so you know he’s not afraid to shoot the ball. Wiggins will continue to grow as he’s the heart of the Timberwolves young core that includes Karl Anthony-Towns, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng, Shabazz Muhammad and Adreian Payne. Overall, Wiggins is only 20, and in a couple of years who knows how high his talent could be.
Sauping R. Arguello – Last season’s ROTY has shown he can live up to being the number one pick. His athleticism is unlike most and the fact he can be a great defensive player as well will make him move up this list in a hurry.
Keith Rivas – Canadian-born Andrew Wiggins, a product of Kansas Jayhawk basketball, went out on a mission last year and grabbed rookie of the year pretty quickly.
In his sophomore campaign, Wiggins will have so much more help and development around him that he could easily be one of the new faces to watch out for in the West.
With a lot of the playoff teams in the Western Conference appearing to already be “set in stone”, if you will, Wiggins is so good that he has the potential to scratch and claw the Wolves to a playoff berth.
And from there, anything is possible.
Jr. Williams – Wiggins, the No.1 overall pick last season did not disappoint as he walked away with the 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, making him the first player in Timberwolves history to earn the honor. Wiggins put up strong offensive numbers as a rookie also. His 16.9 ppg was the second-best mark by a rookie in Minnesota history, (Christian Laettner 18.2 ppg in 1992-93). The highly durable Wiggins appeared in all 82 games and ranked fourth in the NBA in minutes (36.2 mpg), the highest average ever by a Timberwolves rookie. This season we should see even greater success from Wiggins.