Joe Wylie

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Joe Wylie
Personal information
Born (1968-02-10) February 10, 1968 (age 51)
Washington, D.C.
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWoodrow Wilson (Washington, D.C.)
CollegeMiami (Florida) (1988–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1991–2005
PositionPower forward
Career history
1991CB Collado Villalba
1991–1992Columbus Horizon
1993–1994CB Guadalajara
1994Chorale Roanne Basket
1994Vaqueros de Bayamón
1995Peñarol de Mar del Plata
1995Vaqueros de Bayamón
1996Gigantes de Carolina
1996–1997Basket Rimini Crabs
1997Vaqueros de Bayamón
1997–1998A.P.L. Pozzuoli
1998Hapoel Holon
1998Bnei Herzliya
1998Vaqueros de Bayamón
1999San Miguel Beermen
1999Leones de Ponce
1999–2000Ratiopharm Ulm
2000Leones de Ponce
2000–2001Hapoel Holon
2001Brujos de Guayama
2001–2002CSK VVS Samara
2002Cajasur Córdoba
2004–2005Debreceni Vadkakasok
2005Kaposvári KK

Joseph Jay Wylie Sr. (born February 10, 1968), is an American retired professional basketball player. Born in Washington, D.C., he is listed at 6'9" and weighed 210 lbs. Wylie played collegiate ball with the University of Miami Hurricanes from 1988 to 1991), where he earned the names, "Wylie's World", and "Jumping Joe Wylie", because of his ability to leap over his opponents. Wylie entered the 1991 NBA Draft and was picked 38th in the second round by the Los Angeles Clippers.[1] On July 4, 1991, almost a week after the draft, the Clippers traded him to the New York Knicks for a 1993 second round pick.[2] The Knicks were enthusiastic of getting such a player of his calibre;[3] In 1992, Wylie was invited to the Minnesota Timberwolves training camp but he was eventually cut from the roster during the preseason. In 1993 Wylie played in 6 preseason games with the Detroit Pistons and was the last cut before contracts became guaranteed. He eventually played his professional basketball career mostly overseas in Italy, Spain, France, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Argentina, Israel, Portugal, the Philippines, Germany, Russia, the Dominican Republic and Hungary. He also played in CBA with the Columbus Horizon during the 1991–92 season. He retired in 2009. Wylie has a son, Joseph Micheal Wylie, Jr., who played collegiate football at his alma mater but later transferred to Tennessee State University.


  1. ^ "Joe Wylie". Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  2. ^ "Articles about Joe Wylie - Los Angeles Times". 1991-06-27. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  3. ^ "BASKETBALL; Knicks Hoping Rookie Will Help Out on Defense".