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Wiggins says Canadian-born players are taking their game to a new level
Andrew Wiggins is the second Canadian athlete to be drafted first overall in the NBA draft
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Andrew Wiggins at his first press conference as a member of the Cavs.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have now drafted two Canadian-born players first overall in back-to-back years.

This year’s number one selection, Andrew Wiggins, was introduced to the northeast Ohio media at a press conference this afternoon in Independence. Wiggins says Canada has always had talent, but today’s society provides more exposure.

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“We have more opportunities. When people make it, it opens other doors for the youth and other people. From Tristan (Thompson) making it that opened doors for people like me, Kevin Pangos and Tyler Ennis. So now we’re bringing our game to a whole different level.”

In his freshman year at Kansas, Wiggins played shooting guard and small forward. His father, Mitchell Wiggins, was the twenty-third pick in the 1983 NBA draft. 

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