Andrew Wiggins’s parents are Mitchell Wiggins, a former American NBA professional basketball player, and Marita Payne-Wiggins, a Canadian Olympic Sprints medalist. Andrew Wiggins has 5 siblings and they are Mitchel Wiggins Jr., Nick Wiggins, Stephanie Wiggins, Angelica, and Taya Wiggins.
Andrew was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he currently plays for the Golden State Warriors. His two older brothers all played College basketball, and both were recruited by the Harlem Globetrotters in 2014, but none has enjoyed a successful career like him yet.
Meet Andrew Wiggins’s Father?
Andrew Wiggins’ father is Mitchell Wiggins. He is a former American professional basketball player who played for several notable teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States of America before he moved to the Greek basketball league and played there for about 8 years. He also tried his hands at coaching in the lower leagues around the mid to late 2000s.
He was born in Kinston, North Carolina, in the United States of America on September 28, 1959, and he is currently 64 year old. He completed his high school education at North Lenoir in LaGrange, North Carolina, and proceeded to Trent-McConnel CC between 1978 to 1979, and then Clemson between 1979 and 1980, before finally finishing at Florida State University, which he attended between 1981 to 1983.
Mitchell Wiggins was a shooting guard during his playing days. He stood at 6 feet and 4 inches or 193 centimeters and had a listed weight of 84 Kilograms (185 lbs). He played for basketball teams such as the Chicago Bulls (1983 to 1984), Houston Rockets (1984 to 1987 and 1989 to 1990), and Philadelphia 76ers (1991 to 1992). He played for teams such as CSP Limoges, Tondena 65, and Rhummasters in the Greek league between 1995 and 2003.
Meet Andrew Wiggins’s Mother
Andrew Wiggins’ mother is Marita Payne-Wiggins. She is of Barbados descent but was born and raised in Canada. She is a former Track & Field Olympic medalist who competed for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she won 2 silver medals for her country in the 4 X 100 meters and 4 X 400 meters relay races.
Her son Andrew Wiggins credits her as being one of the reasons why he is a successful basketball player today. Though he did not reveal the exact way that she was instrumental to his success on the courts, we all know how mothers are, and she must have put everything in place for her son to concentrate on his studies and play the sports he loves most perfectly well at the same time.
Andrew Wiggins’ Parents’ Marriage and Their Children
Andrew Wiggins’s parents – Mitchell Wiggins and Marita Payne-Wiggins, met each other while they were both student-athletes at Florida State University in the United States of America. Recall that Mitchell Wiggins was at Florida State University between 1981 to 1983; they must have met during this period.
It is unclear when they began dating, for how long, or even when they got married, but it must have been somewhere in the ballpark region of the late 1980s. Their marriage has been blessed with 6 children over the years – 3 boys and 3 girls, with one of them being the Golden State Warriors star Andrew Wiggins.
The couple has encouraged their children to be very active in sports while still getting a quality education, and 3 of their boys all followed in their father’s footsteps and played professional basketball as well. 2 of the girls have also played female basketball at the collegiate level. The couple have been living in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, since 2002 and are still very much together.
How Many Siblings Does Andrew Wiggins Have?
Andrew Wiggins has 5 other siblings – 3 older ones and 2 younger ones. There is a belief in the Wiggins household that basketball genes flow through the household, and they have all played the sport at one time or the other. Let us get to know more about his siblings –
Mitchell Wiggins Jr.
Mitchell Wiggings Jr. is Andrew Wiggins’ older brother, and he is believed to have been born in the United States of America sometime in the late 1980s. He is known to have played basketball while he was at Hillsborough Community College and also at Southeastern University. He was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters alongside his junior brother Nick in 2014.
Not much is known about Mitchell Wiggins Jr.’s life, as he seems to be a very shy individual who takes his privacy very seriously. He is on Social Media – especially on Instagram, but his account is private, and he does not seem to post very much. Andrew Wiggins once thanked him for teaching him a lot of what he currently knows – which, unfortunately, we do not know the details of.
Andrew Wiggins’ second older brother is Nick Wiggins. He was born on February 4, 1991, in Toronto, Canada, and he is currently 32 years old. Just like his older brother Mitchell Jr., Nick also plays professional basketball, and he is currently still playing for the Brampton Honey Badgers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).
He plays as a Shooting Guard/Small Forward and stands at a height of 6 feet and 6 inches or 198 centimeters while weighing 87 Kilograms (191 lbs). He began playing amateur basketball at Godby High School, Tallahassee, Florida, United States. He played college basketball at Vincennes University (2010 -2011), Wabash Valley (2011 – 2012), and Wichita State University (2012 – 2014).
He then went on to play professional basketball for teams such as Tigers Tubingen (2014), Idaho Stampede (2015), Mackay Meteors (2016), Robotnicki (2016), Orangeville AS (2017), Argentino de Junin (2018 – 2019), Hi-Tech Bangkok City (2019), Bauru (2019 – 2021) and Cerrado Basquete (2021 – 2023). Not much is known about his private life.
Stephanie Wiggings is Andrew Wiggins’ older sister. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on August 8, 1992, and she is currently 31 years old. She also played college basketball and played as a point guard. Not much information is known about her, and her Instagram handle only highlights how fabulous and thick she looks in pictures, with little or no other information.
Angelica Wiggins is Andrew Wiggins’ little sister. She was born on January 27, 1997, and she is currently 26 years old. She also played female basketball as a senior at Hopkins University. There is also little information about her personal life online, except for the fact that she also posts glam pictures on her Instagram handle as well.
Taya Wiggins is Andrew Wiggins’ youngest sister and the last child of the family. Andrew wished her a happy birthday on the 18th of October without specifying her exact age, so we do not really know how old she is. She also has an Instagram account where she posts beautiful pictures of herself in different attires while not revealing any information about her personal life. She is probably still in college.