NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, congratulates Wiggins, Thursday. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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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 Thursday, launching a great night for Canada and international players. Four of the first eight players selected into the world's leading professional basketball league came from outside the United States. The 19-year-old Wiggins, an athletic, 2.03 meter 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. Two trades were confirmed by the NBA, with Denver dealing Anthony Randolph and the rights to 11th pick Doug McDermott to Chicago for the rights to Nurkic, number 19 pick Gary Harris and a 2015 second-round pick.
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