Joe Wylie

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Joe Wylie
Personal information
Born (1968-02-10) February 10, 1968 (age 50)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Woodrow Wilson (Washington, D.C.)
College Miami (Florida) (1988–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 1991–2005
Position Power forward
Career history
1991 CB Collado Villalba
1991–1992 Columbus Horizon
1992–1993 Nasaş
1993–1994 CB Guadalajara
1994 Chorale Roanne Basket
1994 Vaqueros de Bayamón
1995 Peñarol de Mar del Plata
1995 Vaqueros de Bayamón
1995–1996 Besiktas
1996 Gigantes de Carolina
1996–1997 Basket Rimini Crabs
1997 Vaqueros de Bayamón
1997–1998 A.P.L. Pozzuoli
1998 Hapoel Holon
1998 Bnei Herzliya
1998 Vaqueros de Bayamón
1999 Benfica
1999 San Miguel Beermen
1999 Leones de Ponce
1999–2000 Ratiopharm Ulm
2000 Leones de Ponce
2000–2001 Hapoel Holon
2001 Brujos de Guayama
2001–2002 CSK VVS Samara
2002 Cajasur Córdoba
2004–2005 Debreceni Vadkakasok
2005 Kaposvári 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 220 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".