June 26, 2014 / 11:49 PM / 3 years ago

Canada's Wiggins taken as top pick of NBA Draft by Cavaliers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canada’s Andrew Wiggins from the University of Kansas was taken with the number one pick of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center on Thursday.

Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) gets a hug after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 19-year-old Wiggins, an athletic, 6-foot-8 (2.03m) guard with great leaping ability who averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds last season as a freshman, joins a Cavs team that was 33-49 last season in the National Basketball Association.

Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Frank Pingue

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