Jul 16, 2013; Hollywood, CA, USA; Andrew Wiggins (center) poses with his mother Marita Payne (left) and father Mitchell Wigginis after receiving the 2013 Gatorade National Boys Athlete of the Year Award at the W Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins Wants to Play For Toronto Raptors


Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award Andrew Wiggins has plenty of hype surrounding him as an NBA prospect, without even playing a minute in college. However, he will get that chance this season. Of course, many expect Wiggins to be a one-and-done player at the collegiate level, and he already has his eyes set on a certain NBA franchise.

If Wiggins would have his choice, he would prefer to play for the Toronto Raptors.

I would like to say the Raptors, I want to play for them,” Wiggins told esnewsreporting.com, via the Toronto Sun.

Wiggins grew up in Thornhill, which is a Toronto suburb.

However, Wiggins’ immediate focus is on winning a national championship with the Kansas Jayhawks before likely making the leap to the NBA next season.

Unfortunately for Wiggins, landing with the Raptors would be a stretch.

When you look at some of the poor rosters currently in the NBA, the Raptors would have to completely pack it in and intentionally forfeit every game if they wanted a shot at landing the consensus 2014 No. 1 pick.

The good news for Wiggins is that he could always come home after his rookie contract expires if he is still looking for a new home. Until then, he will have to get comfortable with the idea of playing elsewhere.

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