Andrew Wiggins anxious to find out if he's going No. 1

We will find out Thursday if Canadian Andrew Wiggins is going first overall in the NBA draft. (Andy...

We will find out Thursday if Canadian Andrew Wiggins is going first overall in the NBA draft. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:26 AM ET

Finally, after years of hype, Andrew Wiggins is poised to become the No. 1 selection at the NBA draft on Thursday, capping one of the biggest days in the history of Canadian basketball.

Wiggins, the Vaughan native who had a solid freshman season for the Kansas Jayhawks, is the favourite to be the first pick, though Duke forward Jabari Parker is also being strongly considered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected Brampton’s Anthony Bennett No. 1 last year, the first time a Canadian had been the first pick.

Parker said Wednesday that Milwaukee has told him he will be picked at No. 2 if Cleveland passes and he has not heard anything from the Cavs indicating he is their guy.

The spotlight on the soft-spoken Wiggins, just 19, has been immense for half a decade now — at least — he has dreamed about what will come Thursday, and expressed some nerves and anxiety ahead of the big day at media availability on Wednesday.


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