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Mitchell Lee Wiggins is an American professional player. He is a retired basketball player. He was born on September 28, 1959. He was born in Kinston, North Carolina. Mitchell is a retired NBA (National Basketball Association) basketball player. He played the shooting guard position in every game. His position was of shooting guardwhile playing the basketball. His weight is 185 lb (84 kg). His height is 6 ft 4 inches (1.93 m). His jersey number was 15, 10.

Early life

Mitchell attended North Lenoir high school which is in LaGrange, North Carolina. He attended three universities. He attended theTruett-McConnell College. It is a private, Christian, Liberal Arts College which is based in Cleveland, Georgia, United States. It runs under Georgia Baptist convention and is controlled by the board of trustees which is elected by the Georgia Baptist convention. The college was named to honor George Washington Truett and Fernando C. McConnell. George Truett was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, from 1897 to 1944. He was also the president of the Southern Baptist convention till 1929. He was considered the most famous southern Baptist of the church and also the famous preacher and writer of his time. Mitchell also played college basketball at the Clemson University. Clemson University is an American public university which is based in Clemson, South Carolina. It consists of six colleges which is on agriculture, forestry and life sciences, engineering, human development, education, humanities, architecture, and arts. He also played college basketball at the Florida State University. The Florida state university is an American sea-grant and public grant research university. It is based on Tallahassee, Florida and also is a senior member of the state university system of Florida. It is an oldest continuous site education system in the state of Florida as it was founded in 1851. While playing the college basketball at the Florida state university he scored 23 points with 9 rebounds in each game. He got the points during two seasons playing at the Florida state.

Career

Wiggins was selected as the 23rd overall pick in the NBA draft of 1983 by the Indiana Pacers. Indiana pacers are a professional basketball team which is based in Indiana polis, Indiana. They compete in the NBA (National basketball association). They are the member club of the eastern conference central division which is a league team. They were the first team of the ABA(American basketball association). They became the NBA member as a result of the ABA-NBAmerger.He never played for the Indiana Pacers albeit he was selected by the Pacers.He spent his rookie year which his NBA 1983-1984 season for the Chicago bulls. He played in 82 games, scoring 12 points with 4 rebounds and two assists in each game for the Chicago bulls. The Chicago bulls are an American basketball team which is based in Chicago, Bulls. They are the member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division. They compete in the NBA (National basketball association). Chicago bulls were founded on January 16, 1966. 1983-1984 seasons were the NBA’s 38th season. They are also known as the team for having the greatest dynasties in the NBA. The Chicago bulls are the NBA team to win multiple NBA championships and they have never lost an NBA Finals series in the NBA history. Wiggins played for the Chicago Bulls from 1983 to 1984. Wiggins was offered a deal by the Houston Rockets in the 1984 NBA off-season. He signed with the Houston Rockets in 1984. He had to fight for the playoff berth in the starting lineup with the player Lewis Lloyd.Lewis Kevin Lloyd also known as Lewis Lloyd is also an American basketball player. He played most of the games in his career for the Houston rockets in the NBA(National basketball player). A Playoff berth is a position in the team in the playoffs secured ahead. Some teams will not make playoffs until they play the final game of the season and some team will secure a spot in the playoffs when have qualified for the playoffs. He played for the Houston Rockets from 1984 to 1987. Houston rockets appeared in the NBA finals in 1986 against Boston Celtics. They lost the game to the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals. In late 1986, after losing the finals to the Boston Celtics. Wiggins and Lewis Lloyd were tested for the cocaine and the results came positive. After the positive test, they both were suspended for two and half year from the league. They were banned from playing any games in the NBA.

In 1987, after leaving Houston Rockets, he played in the Mississippi Jets till 1988. He also played in the Quad City Thunder till 1988. In 1988, he also played in the Jacksonville Hotters. In 1989, they were both lifted from their respective suspension. He was again offered to play for the Houston Rockets. He played for the Houston Rockets from 1989 to 1990. Wiggins and Lloyd were reinstated and they both played in the NBA 1989-1990 season. After being released, he played his best game in the NBA. He appeared in the total 66 games where he scored 15.5 points which was his career-high score. In 1991, he was offered to play in the NBA by Philadelphia 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers is also known as the Sixers. It is an American professional basketball team which is based in Philadelphia. They are the member club of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division, which is a league team. They compete in the NBA (Nationalbasketball association). It was founded in 1946 and is the oldest team in the NBA. They were first known as the Syracuse Nationals. They are one out of eight teams to survive the league’s first decade. They have the rich history of having many greatest players in the NBA.  He played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA’s 1991 and 1992 season.  He played his last game in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers. Throughout his basketball NBA career, he scored 3,877 points. In 1992, he played in the Fort Wayne Fury. It was a professional basketball team which played in the  (CBA).  After playing in the Fort Wayne Fury, he played in the Oklahoma City Cavalry from 1992 to 1993. The Oklahoma Cavalry began playing in the CBA (Continental Basketball Association) from 2007. It was supposed to be the reincarnation of the original team and was supposed to be called the Oklahoma City Cavalry.

He went to Europe to play in Greek League. He had a notable career in the Greek League. He played for many clubs in the Europe. He played for Milon NEA.  Milon B.C is a professional basketball team which is based in Nea Smyrni, Greece. The team’s color is green and black. The team is the part of the Multisport Club AONS Milon. Its home arena is located in NEA Smyrni called Milon Indoor Hall. He also played forSporting Athens B.C. It is a Greek professional basketball team which is located at Ano Patissia, Athens, Greece. The cub’s full name is called A.O. Sporting Athens B.C. He also played for the club Panionios NEA Smyrni. It is a professional Greek basketball club which is based in NEA Smyrni, Athens, Greece. The Greek club is also famously known as Panionios Gymnastikos Smyrnis, which is the Pan-Ionian gymnastic association of Smyrna. He played in the French league for the Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre. It is also known as Limoges CSP. It is a French basketball club which is based in the city called Limoges. They currently participate in the French basketball league called LNB Pro A. He played in the Philippine Basketball association for the club Tondena 65 Rhummasters. Philippine basketball association(PBA) is a Men’s basketball league based in the Philippines. It is the first basketball league in the Asia and second in the world after NBA. The team Tondena 65 Rhummasters is a basketball team. It is the most popular PBA(PhilippineBasketball Association) team and has won eight PBA championships. It is one of the teams owned by the SMC group of organizations along with the other clubs like Star Hotshots and the San Miguel Beermen. He also played in many minor league teams in the United States.  He also coached many lower leagues teams in 2000.

In 1982, he played in the 1982 FIBA World Championship for the USNational basketballteam. The 1982 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition which was hosted by Colombia in 1982 from august 15 to 28. US national basketball team won a silver medal in the FIBA world championship.

Personal life

Mitchell Wiggins is married to Marita Payne-Wiggins. Marita Payne was born on October 7, 1960. She is a retired Canadian track and field athlete. She also has competed in the two Summer Olympics for Canada in track and field. Payne won two silver medal is the Olympics. She is the legal Canadian record holder in the 200 meters competition and also a co-Canadian record holder in the 400 meters competition. Payne was born in Barbados and later moved to New York to attend the school and for work. In 1970, she moved back to Toronto, Ontario to her parents. She has won a bronze medal at the 1979 Pan American Games. At the Commonwealth Games, Payne won a silver medal. She has also won a bronze at the IAAF World Cup which was held in Rome. At the 1983 Universiade, she won a silver medal in the 200 meters competition.  In 1991, Payne was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was again inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. Ontario has a park named after her name as an honor called Marita Payne Park. It is located in concord and also is in walking distance of her current family residence.

They both have six children, three sons, and three daughters. His son’s names are Andrew Wiggins, Nick Wiggins, and Mitchell Wiggins. His daughter’snames are Angelica Wiggins, Taya Wiggins, and Stephanie Wiggins. His sons are also basketball players. His oldest son Mitchell jr. played college basketball atHillsborough Community College and the Southeastern University. He was selected by the Harlem Globetrotters in 2014 to play in the NBA. His middle son Andrew Christian Wiggins is a professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves Team.  He played college basketball at the University of Kansas. He was in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick. He became the second Canadian to be in the number one overall in the NBA draft. In 2014-2015 seasons, he earned NBA Rookie of the Year award. Andrew is also a member of the Canadian national basketball team. At the 18 years, he was regarded as a top prospect by many top-tier college basketball programs in the United States. He was the top prospect in the recruiting class of 2013. His other son, Nick Wiggins is a professional basketball player born on February 4, 1991. He played college basketball for the Wichita state university. He played professionally for the Germany teams. He played for the Sacramento Kings in the 2014 Summer League. He signed a one-year deal on July 26, 2014, with German team called Tigers Tubingen of the German Basketball Bundesliga.  He also played professionally for NBA D-League. He was selected by the Idaho Stampede on January 9, 2015, in the NBA development league. He played for the Mackay Meteors in the QBL (Queensland Basketball League). He was selected by the Harlem Globetrotters like his older brother, Mitchell Jr. He also played in the 2016 New Zealand NBL season for the Canterbury Rams. He signed with the team on January 26, 2016. In 2016, he signed again with the Mackay meteors to play in the 2016 Queensland Basketball League season.

Mitchell and his family are currently living in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Wiggins

https://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/player/p/pid/16213/sid/2910/tid/379/_/1982_World_Championship_for_Men/index.html

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wiggimi01.html

https://www.thestar.com/sports/basketball/2013/12/26/andrew_wiggins_and_his_brothers_mitchell_and_nick_the_canadian_princes_of_hardwood.html

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