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FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) celebrates after dunking on New Orleans Pelicans Omer Asik in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Wiggins is selected the NBA Rookie of the Year, Thursday, April 30, 2015, giving fans of a downtrodden franchise hope that better days lie ahead.

MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins has been named the NBA rookie of the year.

The NBA made the announcement on Thursday. After coming to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland, Wiggins averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing all 82 games in his first season.

Wiggins was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers last summer and has been a heavily hyped prospect since he was a teenager growing up in Toronto. He lived up to that in his first year in the NBA, emerging as the new centerpiece of a franchise that has not made the playoffs for 11 straight years.

Wiggins received 110 first-place votes and 604 total points in the voting. Chicago's Nikola Mirotic finished second and Philadelphia's Nerlens Noel was third.