Mike Wilks (basketball)

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Mike Wilks
Mike Wilks.jpg
Wilks with the Wizards in a 2007 game
Personal information
Born (1979-05-07) May 7, 1979 (age 39)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolRufus King (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
CollegeRice (1997–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career2001–2011
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2001Mobile Revelers
2001–2002Huntsville Flight
2002–2003Atlanta Hawks
2003Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004Houston Rockets
2004–2005San Antonio Spurs
2005–2006Cleveland Cavaliers
2006–2007Seattle SuperSonics
2007Denver Nuggets
2007Washington Wizards
2008Seattle SuperSonics
2008Montepaschi Siena
2008–2009Orlando Magic
2009Memphis Grizzlies
2009Oklahoma City Thunder
2010–2011Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Career highlights and awards

Michael Sharod Wilks, Jr. (born May 7, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wilks played four years (1997/98-2000/01) of college basketball at Rice University, where he majored in Economics. His senior year, he averaged 20.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, earning Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete honors.

Professional career[edit]

Wilks began his professional career as an undrafted free agent. As a rookie in the NBDL, he won the 2001–02 Sportsmanship Award while playing for the Huntsville Flight.[1] He has since played for the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs (with whom he won a title in 2005, averaging 1.8 points per game), Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards. After being waived by the Nuggets in October 2007,[2] Wilks was re-signed four days later after Chucky Atkins suffered an injury.[3] He was waived again later in November and signed by the Wizards in December 2007.[4] On February 29, 2008 the Sonics signed Wilks to a 10-day contract. After the contract expired he would not be re-signed.[5]

Wilks signed with the Orlando Magic on September 30, 2008.[6] In the pre season game on October 26, 2008 he tore his ACL in his right knee and missed the whole regular season.[7] He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on February 19, 2009.[8] After leaving the Memphis Grizzlies, Wilks signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 26.[9] He was waived by Oklahoma City on December 22, 2009, when the team acquired Eric Maynor. This was his second stint with the franchise.[10]

Wilks wore number 29 throughout his NBA career (with the exception of his stint with the Spurs, in which he wore 11), as a tribute to Milwaukee's 29th Street playground where he grew up playing the game.

On August 25, 2010, he signed a deal with Polish league champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia but was waived in January 2011.[11]

In October 2012, Wilks joined the Oklahoma City Thunder as a scout.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Wilks won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Atlanta 15 7 24.3 .358 .353 .724 2.7 2.8 1.1 .1 5.7
2002–03 Minnesota 31 0 10.5 .313 .222 .889 1.0 1.6 .3 .1 2.0
2003–04 Houston 26 0 5.6 .472 .600 .833 .6 .7 .1 .0 1.9
2004–05 San Antonio 48 0 5.8 .416 .313 .750 .5 .7 .3 .0 1.7
2005–06 Cleveland 37 0 6.6 .288 .143 .500 .7 .5 .2 .0 1.1
2005–06 Seattle 10 0 10.5 .387 .200 .655 1.2 1.4 .6 .0 4.4
2006–07 Seattle 47 4 11.4 .468 .333 .786 1.1 1.7 .3 .1 3.6
2007–08 Denver 8 0 15.3 .435 .400 1.000 1.5 .8 .6 .0 3.0
2007–08 Washington 4 0 11.0 .500 .500 .000 1.5 .8 .8 .0 1.3
2007–08 Seattle 3 0 7.3 .556 .000 1.000 .3 1.7 .3 .0 4.0
2009–10 Oklahoma City 4 0 14.8 .500 .667 .500 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 4.0
Career 233 11 9.6 .402 .321 .741 1.0 1.2 .4 .0 2.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Minnesota 4 0 1.8 .500 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .8
2004 Houston 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 .0
Career 6 0 2.0 .500 1.000 .000 .0 .2 .0 .0 .5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huntsville’s Wilks Wins Sportsmanship Award Archived 2016-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Nuggets waive Wilks, looking at center, by Chris Tomasson, Rocky Mountain News, published November 28, 2007
  3. ^ Severe groin strain forces Denver's Atkins out 6-8 weeks, October 27, 2007
  4. ^ Wizards add depth by signing guard Mike Wilks
  5. ^ Sonics Sign Guard Mike Wilks
  6. ^ Magic Sign Three, Prepare For Camp
  7. ^ http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=4539
  8. ^ "Grizzlies acquire 2009 first round pick from Magic". NBA.com. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  9. ^ http://www.nba.com/news/transactions/2009_10/
  10. ^ Thunder Waives Livingston, Wilks Archived 2010-02-14 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  11. ^ ASSECO PROKOM picks up Wilks, Brown. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.
  12. ^ OKC Thunder announce staff additions and promotions

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