Clinton Wheeler

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Clinton Wheeler
Personal information
Born (1959-10-27) October 27, 1959 (age 57)
Neptune Township, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Long Branch
(Long Branch, New Jersey)
College William Paterson (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 7 / Pick: 150th overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Playing career 1984–1995
Position Point guard
Number 5, 10, 11
Career history
1984–1985 Albany Patroons
1985 Jersey Jammers
1985–1986 Albany Patroons
1986–1987 Rapid City Thrillers
1987 Miami Tropics
1987–1988 Indiana Pacers
1988 Rapid City Thrillers
1988 Miami Heat
1989 Portland Trail Blazers
1989–1993 Bayer Giants Leverkusen
1993–1994 Rochester Renegades
1994 Jacksonville Hooters
1994–1995 Rapid City Thrillers
Stats at

Clinton Wheeler (born October 27, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'1" (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) point guard and played collegiately at Division III's William Paterson University.[1] In his brief NBA career from 1987 to 1989 he played for three teams.

Wheeler played high school basketball at Long Branch High School in Long Branch, New Jersey.[2]

During the 1980s, Wheeler played frequently in the Jersey Shore Basketball League which was a Pro-Am league that played outdoors at the Headliner in Neptune, NJ. NBA players and NJ residents like Kelly Tripucka, Roy Hinson, and Mike O'Koren also played. Wheeler's spectacular plays were memorialized by the PA announcer with "Wow Wheeler!" after an impressive basket.

Wheeler was selected by the Kansas City Kings in the 7th round (12th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.[3] He is ranked eighth on the Albany Patroons' all-time regular season scoring list.[4]


  1. ^ Augsburg's Devean George in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks!
  2. ^ Clinton Wheeler, database Basketball. Accessed October 1, 2007.
  3. ^ 1981 NBA Draft,
  4. ^ Albany Patroons History

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