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Believe it or not, phenom wants to be a Raptor

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Kansas freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins has yet to play a college basketball game, yet the nation's most heralded recruit is already being treated like a celebrity.

Wiggins, who chose to play for the Jayhawks over North Carolina, Florida State and Kentucky, is already projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft and has drawn comparisons to LeBron James for his overall style of play on the high school scene.

While Wiggins isn't focusing on professional basketball just yet, he's not afraid to admit his favorite team, nor is he shy in saying he'd be happy to be drafted by the struggling franchise.

Wiggins, hailing from Vaughan, Ont., was asked which NBA team would be the best fit for him and didn't hesitate to spurt out the only NBA team currently residing in Canada.

"I would like to say the Raptors because I want to play for them," Wiggins said, via Sportsnet.ca.

Granted, you have to root for the home team. But play for them? It wasn't long ago that Vince Carter was throwing down monster jams, earning the nickname "Air Canada."

If Wiggins plays for the Raptors similarly to the way Derrick Rose plays for his hometown Chicago Bulls, it'd be a perfect marriage given the fanbase. Even though Wiggins hasn't laced up for an NCAA game, it's not a far assumption to say folks in Toronto will be crossing their fingers for the right ping pong ball next spring.

-- USA Today

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 21, 2013 B12

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