Miranda Ayim and Andrew Wiggins have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for March 22-28.
Andrew Wiggins had another strong week with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 50% shooting from the field. The 6-foot-7 forward has put up 18.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game so far this season. Wiggins was selected first overall at the 2014 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming just the second Canadian to ever be chosen as the number one pick. The Vaughan, ON native was later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves where he spent five seasons before joining Golden State last year. During his time with the Timberwolves, he earned NBA Rookie of the Year honours in his inaugural season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Wiggins earned two bronze medals with Canada at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men and 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men.
Miranda Ayim had an impressive week with Basket Landes in France. In her game against Charnay, Ayim scored 16 points and added five rebounds to earn Player of the Week honours. Ayim attended Pepperdine University, where she set the school record for blocks with 182 over her four-year collegiate career. The 32-year-old has been representing Canada since she was a junior, helping lead the junior national team to a silver medal at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women. Since then, she’s represented Canada at numerous FIBA tournaments and at the Olympic Games in London (2012) and Rio (2016). She also won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Ayim is set to compete with the Senior Women’s National Team this summer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where she’ll hope to lead Canada to the podium.
Canada Basketball’s Player of the Week is sponsored by Toyota.