Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins will donate $22 for every point this season

Wiggins, who finished last season with 1,452 points, hopes to help underprivileged children gain better access to organized sports.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Andrew Wiggins shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan.   -  USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins' fifth NBA season will be a charitable one. The Minnesota Timberwolves star has vowed to donate $22 for every point scored this season to help underprivileged children gain better access to organized sports.


Wiggins finished last season with 1,452 points, which would equate to a donation of more than $31,000 if he maintains the same pace this season.

Wiggins, 23, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft but was promptly traded to the Timberwolves. He has remained in Minnesota since, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 and averaging 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists throughout his career.

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