Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins No. 1 overall
JUN 26, 2014 7:40p ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers started the 2014 NBA Draft by selecting Andrew Wiggins.
A one-and-done player at Kansas, the 6'8 Wiggins brings elite athleticism and limitless potential to the Cavaliers, who held the draft's No. 1 overall selection for the third time in the last four years.
At the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn after being selected, Wiggins said he hopes to "Just go in and create an impact (right) off the bat. Just playing my game and believing in myself because I have to believe in myself before anyone else can."
Wiggins, who turned 19 in February, averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in his only college season. A native of the Toronto area, Wiggins is the son of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and former Canadian Olympic sprinter Marita Payne-Wiggins.
Wiggins has a 7-foot wingspan and a 40-inch vertical jump. He played his final two years of high school basketball at Huntington Prep in West Virginia and chose Kansas last spring after reclassifying to the class of 2013.