Highlights from Andrew Wiggins’s journey to No. 1

The top 7 videos mapping Wiggins’s rise to fame

Andrew Wiggins at the NBA draft pick in Brooklyn on June 26, 2014. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Andrew Wiggins at the NBA draft pick in Brooklyn on June 26, 2014. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

This post first appeared at Sportsnet.ca

Last night’s NBA draft made us nostalgic for the jaw-dropping highlight videos that made a teenaged Andrew Wiggins a household name. And what better way to indulge that nostalgia than a trip down YouTube memory lane? Here are the top seven videos mapping Wiggins’ journey from Thornhill’s boy wonder to the NBA’s first-overall pick.

A 13-year-old Wiggins (already 6’6) makes a name for himself, throwing down with abandon in 2009.

Showing the full repertoire at the 2012 Lebron James Skills Academy (while the King takes note).

Bigger, badder and… still in high school.

Hello Kansas.

Defying gravity at the 2013 McDonalds All-American Dunk Contest. No big deal.

Going off on West Virginia to kick off March, Wiggins puts up 41 points, eight boards, four blocks and five steals. Ew.

Cleveland Cavaliers take Wiggins at No. 1.




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