Andrew Wiggins Drafted First Overall By The Cleveland Cavaliers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have drafted Kansas SF Andrew Wiggins first. Wiggins was the Big 12 Freshman of the year, and you could make a very good case that he was robbed of the Big 12 player of the year award (though I still will stump for Embiid). Wiggins is the first Kansas player to get drafted first since Danny Manning, and the school's second overall.

Wiggins averaged just over 17 points per game and posted a 56.3% true shooting percentage. Wiggins also drew almost 6 fouls per 40 minutes and was perhaps the best perimeter defender in the country.

As to how he fits in with the Cavs, Wiggins will be the rare rookie who can contribute defensively right away in the NBA. He needs to improve his ballhandling and his strength so he can better finish at the rim, but if he hits his ceiling he can be an absolute monster. Wiggins will pretty much immediately be one of the best 5 or so athletes in the NBA, and if he adds more basketball skills to that athleticism we're talking a sky is the limit, Paul George at his best type player. Adding to Wiggins' appeal with the Cavs, he's not going to have to dominate the ball to make an impact, which is great news for a team with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters on it.

For more on the Cavs, check out Fear the Sword.

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