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Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

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    NBA commissioner Adam Silver, center, poses for a group photo with top NBA Draft prospects before the start of the 2014 NBA Draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)The Associated Press

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    NBA commissioner Adam Silver, center, poses for a photo with top NBA Draft prospects before the start of the 2014 NBA Draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

Andrew Wiggins of Kansas has been taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

The Cavs went for a freshman from Canada to open the draft for the second straight year Thursday and will hope Wiggins works out better than Anthony Bennett.

Bennett was injured last summer, came into the season out of shape and made no impact, one of the reasons the Cavs were back in this spot again.

But Wiggins seems a much more ready product after averaging a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points. He may have ended up as the top pick anyway, but became the best option for the Cavs once Jayhawks teammate Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot shortly before the draft.