The Cleveland Cavaliers select former Kansas Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins as the No.1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
In one season with the Jayhawks, the 6'8" guard averaged 17.1 points per game. The Ontario native compiled 5.9 rebounds per game, guiding KU to a 25-10 overall record and 10 straight Big 12 conference titles.
Wiggins will join forces with Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving. The former first round pick, Irving, averaged 20.8 ppg and six assists in 2013-14.
Cleveland finished the season with a 33-49 overall record.
Wiggins becomes the six foreign-born player to be drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.
For the second time in Kansas men’s basketball history, a Jayhawk was taken No. 1 in the NBA Draft. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the first selection in the 2014 NBA Draft Thursday night at the Barclays Center.
Wiggins became the 75th player to be drafted in Kansas men’s basketball history and the second-ever No. 1 selection, joining Danny Manning in 1988. Jayhawk Wilt Chamberlain was a territorial selection in 1959 by the Philadelphia Warriors after leaving KU for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1958.