“Let’s take him to the level of the Lebrons and the Boshes of the world,” said stylist Brandon Williams. “These are guys that he’s already worked with, guys I’ve styled. When skeptics say he’s not NBA ready? Well, he’s going to look like it.”
All about the details: Accessories for tonight’s look include a custom bow tie and brooch from Pocket Square Clothing in L.A., an Audemars Piguet watch with custom diamonds by Jason of Beverly Hills and shoes from Mezlan.
On being rivaled against Jabari Parker of Duke University, who was also going for the number-one spot: “My goal is to [be] number one. I just don’t want to put no one else before me.”
“I always grew up with a basketball in my hand,” said Andrew Wiggins.
“There’s no pressure — no,” said Andrew Wiggins. “I’m just happy to be here, you know? To be selected and honored to be one of the few people.”
Andrew Wiggins on the best advice he’s been given: “Don’t expect too much; always live up to your own expectations and goals and try to achieve it.”
On leaving the University of Kansas: “I talked about it with my family, but I kind of thought about that at the beginning of the year. I had it in my mind that I want to go to the NBA my first year — part of the plan.”
Brandon Williams puts on a last-minute touch before finishing the entire look.
“I always like to dress nice,” Andrew Wiggins said. “I like to go out and not be too flashy in a crazy outfit, but I like to know that people know I’m there. Style has always been a big part of me.”
Andrew Wiggins’ style mantra: “Always dress like you’re going somewhere better.”
After combing his hair, Andrew Wiggins goes into his hotel room bathroom to approve of the final look. “I feel real fresh.”
The entire day has been filled with interviews.
After walking out of his hotel room, Andrew Wiggins looks at his Twitter feed one last time and posts: “draft day !!”
Primped and styled, Andrew Wiggins walks onto the bus, headed toward Barclays Center in Brooklyn, to become the NBA’s next millionaire.
Wiggins at the Barclays Center.