Andrew Wiggins became the second player from Canada to be drafted number one overall. In a tough season, Wiggins endured all 82 games and started them all. In his rookie season, Wiggins put in over 36 minutes, 16.9 points, and 4.6 rebounds per game. We can only expect Wiggins to get better as a player. While he trains and works towards his goals, he will continue to do so in adidas kicks. During the 2015 Rookie-Sophomore Challenge aka USA vs the World game, Wiggins stole the show and rocked the Crazylight Boost 2015 featuring the Primeknit material.
As a collegiate player for Kansas, Wiggins was often seen in the D Rose 773 II. Wiggins was originally drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers but was qucikly packaged with Anothony Bennet and sent off to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Wiggins' competition included Jabari Parker, Nikola Miortic, Elfrid Payton, and Nerlens Noel. Wiggins will carry the task of endorsing the adidas brand. The three stripes have been trying to crack a share of the basketball market. With Nike and Jordan Brand dominating, it hasn't gotten any easier with Under Armour rising with Stephen Curry.
Currently, adidas' four signature stars include Derrick Rose, John Wall, Damian Lillard, and Dwight Howard. Wiggins will hope to join that list soon. It may work out as Dwight Howard has been seen in Air Jordans. With Howard's contract with adidas ending, it may open a spot for Wiggins to earn his own signature shoe. Coming from Canada, the Northerners would love to support a member of their own nation.
adidas celebrates Wiggins' award and created a Crazylight Boost 2015 to pay homage to Wiggins' roots. From his high school days til today, the maple leaves celebrate his Canadian background. Yellow and red represents his one year at Kansas and blue to represent the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Inspired by his path from the North to the NBA, the shoe features repeating maple leaves to pay homage to his home country, Canada, and combines the colors of his high school, the Kansas Jayhawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Crazylight Boost 2015 made its on-court debut with Andrew during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend. It’s the first basketball shoe to feature Primeknit technology and coupled with industry leading Boost cushioning, it’s adidas’ most innovate basketball shoe to date.