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Andrew Wiggins to donate $22 for every point he scores in the 2019-20 NBA season to charity

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On Sunday, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins announced that he's going to donate $22 for every point he scores this season towards "supporting underprivileged children who face barriers in participating in organized sports."

It's the second straight season he's done so.

Wiggins scored 1,321 points last season, meaning he donated $29,062 to the cause. Basketball Reference projects that he'll average 19.0 points per game this season. If he does, he could end up donating in excess of $30,000 this season alone.

The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Wiggins is entering his sixth season with the Timberwolves. He's averaging 19.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists so far in his NBA career.

Wiggins appears to be motivated to prove himself this season, recently telling ESPN that "there's not 100 players better than me" after he didn't crack the site's top 100 players list entering 2019-20.

The Timberwolves open the season on Wednesday, when they travel to Brooklyn to take on the new-look Nets. They will make their home debut on Sunday, when they host the Miami Heat.

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