Updated: Friday, 27 June 2014 09:13 | By Agence France-Presse

Cavaliers take Canada's Wiggins with top pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers chose Canadian Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick in the National Basketball Association entry draft.


Cavaliers take Canada's Wiggins with top pick

Andrew Wiggins walks off stage after being drafted number 1 overall in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in New York City - by Mike Stobe

Wiggins, of Toronto, is the son of ex-NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and former Canadian Olympic sprinter Marita Payne.

The Cavaliers picked number one for the second consecutive year after winning last month's draft lottery as a longshot.

Forward Jabari Parker went to the Milwaukee Bucks with the number two pick, while the Philadelphia 76ers took centre Joel Embiid third overall.

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