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Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins named NBA’s top rookie

/ 07:47 AM May 01, 2015
Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins holds his trophy at a news conference after he was named NBA basketball Rookie of the Year, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins holds his trophy at a news conference after he was named NBA basketball Rookie of the Year, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins has been named the NBA rookie of the year.

The NBA made the announcement on Thursday (US time).

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After coming to the Timberwolves in the trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland, Wiggins averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing all 82 games in his first season.

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Wiggins was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers last summer and has been a heavily hyped prospect since he was a teenager growing up in Toronto. He lived up to that in his first year in the NBA, emerging as the new centerpiece of a franchise that has not made the playoffs for 11 straight years.

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Wiggins received 110 first-place votes and 604 total points in the voting. Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic finished second, and Philadelphia’s Nerlens Noel was third.

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