Canadians the star of the show at NBA Summer League

Cavaliers' Andrew Wiggins is averaging 13.7 points a game at Summer League. (AFP)

Cavaliers' Andrew Wiggins is averaging 13.7 points a game at Summer League. (AFP)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:57 PM ET

LAS VEGAS - The Canadian hoops invasion — talked about for several years now — has arrived here in the desert. A record 13 Canadians have taken the floor at the Last Vegas Summer League and a number have made significant impacts so far.

“This is a very special summer for Canadian basketball,” Roy Rana, the head coach of Canada’s junior men’s national team and at Ryerson University,” told the Sun.

Rana is spending some time with the Raptors and also is a guest coach with the Utah Jazz.

“Anybody that is here to see it in Vegas can’t be anything but just be so proud for where our kids have gotten, and how they are representing now that they are here,” he said.

No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, of course, is leading the way, averaging 13.7 points, 1.7 blocks and the same number of steals, while filling up the highlight reel. His Cleveland teammate and fellow top pick, Anthony Bennett has done the same, turning heads as he rebounds from his poor rookie season.


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