Andrew Wiggins Chooses Agent Bill Duffy

Wiggins DunkPotential No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins has chosen agent Bill Duffy, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

The news was previously reported by Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report.

Duffy also reps Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo and Joakim Noah, among others.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins declared for the NBA Draft last week and could become the second straight Canadian taken No. 1 overall following Anthony Bennett last season.

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Andrew Wiggins Makes It Official: He’s Headed to the NBA; Canada Expected to Have 2 Lottery Picks

WiggyAndrew Wiggins made official on Monday what everyone has expected all season long: He is headed to the NBA Draft.

“At end of the day, I decided I will enter the draft. It wasn’t an easy decision,” Wiggins said at a news conference, according to the Kansas City Star. “I wish I had more time, time goes so fast. I wish I had all four years.”

The 6-foot-8 Canadian is projected as the No. 1 pick in the Draft by DraftExpress.com and could become the second straight Canadian taken No. 1 overall following Anthony Bennett last season.

“This is a happy day … The time is right for Andrew,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “Opportunity is knocking on the door. To read more of this story, click here

Wiggins to Announce for NBA Draft at 3 p.m. Monday

WiggyKansas announced a 3 p.m. ET press conference on Monday at which freshman Andrew Wiggins will announce he will enter the NBA Draft.

“I wish I had more time to stay here and do my thing and just be with the team and the coaches and all these wonderful fans,” Wiggins said following Kansas’ loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament last week, according to RockChalkblog.com. “I’m sad it’s my last time. But I’ve enjoyed my time here. I couldn’t ask for more.”

The 6-foot-8 guard from Vaughn, Ontario is projected as the No. 1 overall pick by DraftExpress.com after averaging 17.1 points and 5.9  rebounds. To read more of this story, click here

Wiggins, Embiid Say NBA Draft Talk Must Wait

No losing player in the NCAA Tournament wants to talk about the NBA Draft right after they go down in defeat.

It’s an awkward question for reporters to ask, yet everybody is curious what they might say.

In the cases of Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, both told reporters after losing to Stanford, 60-57, that they weren’t thinking about the draft at this point.

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Wiggins Back at No. 1 on DraftExpress.com

Wiggins DunkAndrew Wiggins has been re-installed as the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, according to DraftExpress.com.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins has averaged 35.5 points in his last two games while teammate Joel Embiid has been out with a back injury. The 7-foot Embiid had previously been No. 1 on DraftExpess.com, but it now remains unclear when he will return this season.

“It’s a combination of [Wiggins's] terrific play as of late and the question marks about Embiid’s back and how that might affect him long-term,” Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here

Celtics Owner Jokes He Wants Wiggins in Draft

WiggyCeltics owner Wyc Grousbeck joked that he wants Andrew Wiggins in this year’s NBA Draft.

“NBA commish Adam Silver, speaking at BC event, notes two Canadians on Celtics roster. C’s owner Wyc Grousbeck shouts, ‘Wiggins next year,’” Kevin Armstrong of the Daily News Tweeted.

In the Tankathon standings, the Celtics currently are tied with the Lakers and Kings for the fourth-worst record in the NBA. Boston has two first-round picks.

Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Orlando have the three worst records. To read more of this story, click here

Canada Expects Wiggins, Ennis, Bennett to Play in 2015 Olympic Qualifying; Targeting Gold in 2020

andrew-wiggins1.jpg?w=600&h=425NEW YORK -- Canadian men’s national team coach Jay Triano expects Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis, Anthony Bennett and the country’s talented young core of basketball players to compete in Olympic qualifying in 2015.

But he says the big payoff with this group might not come until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“The future’s going to be great,” Triano, an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers, told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday following a 94-90 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. ”But it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s not going to happen at the next Olympics, it might be the following Olympics.”

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Watch Out for Kansas if Wiggins & Embiid Take ‘Next Step’

Here’s a scary thought for opponents of Kansas going forward.

Bill Self believes that Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins – the projected No. 1 and 2 picks in the NBA Draft — aren’t anywhere close to reaching their ceilings.

“I think [Embiid] can be an NBA All-Star eventually, and certainly we got another kid [Wiggins] that I think can do the same thing eventually,” Self, whose team visits Baylor tonight (7 p.m., ESPN2), told Seth Davis of CBS Sports.

“We’re just so young and they’re a ways away. But that’s what I think the most important thing about our team is, those two taking the next step because when they do, I think it will change our team in a very positive way.” To read more of this story, click here

Freshman Focus: Self Expects Big Bounce Back Game From Wiggins

Wiggins and EmbiidBy JOSH NEWMAN
Special to ZAGSBLOG

Just when it appeared Andrew Wiggins was beginning to justify the hype that made him one of the most sought-after high school recruits in recent memory, he had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday afternoon at Texas.

The 6-foot-8 Canadian-born small forward began 0-for-7 from field as part of a 2-for-12, 7-point, 5-rebound showing in No. 6 Kansas’ 81-69 loss at No. 25 Texas on Saturday afternoon.

Wiggins had averaged 24.3 points per game over his last three, while showing a great willingness and ability to be aggressive and get to the rim. In those three games, Wiggins went 24-for-28 from the free throw line.

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Wiggins, Canada Left Out as 2014 FIBA World Cup Wildcards Announced

By JOSH NEWMAN & ADAM ZAGORIA

NEW YORK — If the Canadian national team, which was set to feature Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson and Tyler Ennis, is going to become a player on the international stage, it is going to have to wait until at least the 2016 Rio Olympics.

This summer’s FIBA World Cup (formerly FIBA World Championships) will be contested from Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain, but the Olympic qualifier will not include the Canadians, who were not one of the four wildcard teams selected for the 24-team event early Saturday morning. Those four spots went to Brazil, Greece, Turkey and, surprisingly, Finland.

To qualify for Rio in 2016, Canada will need to go through the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship. The host country and participating teams have yet to be finalized.

Before the announcement was made, Thompson, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told SNY.tv that Canada had a bright future on the international stage.

“It’s promising,” he said. “On paper, we got talent and the key is for us to grow together as a team because in the international game you got to kind of have that chemistry and build that camaraderie together, so I think for years to come we’re gonna be pretty good.” To read more of this story, click here