Michael Wiley (basketball)

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Michael Wiley
Personal information
Born (1957-10-16) October 16, 1957 (age 59)
Long Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
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
Playing career 1980–1990
Position Power forward
Number 33, 21
Career history
1980–1981 San Antonio Spurs
1981–1982 San Diego Clippers
1986–1987 AS Monaco
1989–1990 Avignon
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Anthony Wiley (born October 16, 1957) is a retired American basketball player. He was a 6'9" (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) small forward and attended Long Beach State.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

In 1993, Wiley was inducted into the Long Beach State Athletic Hall of Fame.[2]

Professional career[edit]

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.[3]


Wiley is the older brother of fellow NBA alum Morlon Wiley.[4]

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