Michael Wiley (basketball)
October 16, 1957 |
Long Beach, California
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
|College||Long Beach State (1976–1980)|
|NBA draft||1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|1980–1981||San Antonio Spurs|
|1981–1982||San Diego Clippers|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Michael Wiley attended Long Beach State University, where he played on the basketball team for coach Dwight Jones for two years, then under coach Tex Winter for the next two years. Wiley was named Pacific Coast Athletic Association Tournament MVP in 1977, and would be named to the PCAA all-tourney team two more times (1978, 1980). He would lead the team in scoring twice, during the 1977–78 and 1979–1980 season. His 697 points in the 1979–80 season stands as the second best for a single season. In the 1978–79 season, Wiley lead the team in blocked shots at 1.9 per game. He is tied for the most points scored by a 49er in a post season game with 31, and has the most Field Goals scored in a post-season game with 14, both of which were accomplished against Pepperdine in the 1980 National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Wiley would end his career being given the distinction of being named an All-American. He also was named to the Pacific Coast Athletic Association all-conference first team, after being awarded second team distinction his first three seasons. As of the start of the 2010–11 basketball season, Wiley holds the record for most Field Goals made during a career and a season for Long Beach State, with 814 and 295 respectively. His .570 career shooting percentage still stands as the best in 49er history, and he stands as the second highest career rebounder as well.
In 1993, Wiley was inducted into the Long Beach State Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wiley played for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA during the 1980–81 season, averaging 5.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He was originally selected by the Spurs with the 16th pick in the second round of the 1980 NBA draft. The following season, he played for the San Diego Clippers, averaging 8.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He shot .565 from the field and averaged 16 minutes per game. Wiley also had one of the highest points per minutes scores in the NBA, and shot 56.1% in two seasons in the league.
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
- Wagner, Dick (July 9, 1989). "The NBA Hasn't Changed Morlon Wiley : Ex-Cal State Long Beach Cager Keeps Perspective, Even the Same Car". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 17, 2015.