February 20, 1963 |
Camden, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Camden (Camden, New Jersey)|
|NBA draft||1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|1987||La Crosse Catbirds|
|1987–1988||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1988–1989||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1990–1991||Quad City Thunder|
|1992–1993||Paris Basket Racing|
|1993–1994||Beitar Ramat Gan|
|1994–1995||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|1997–1998||TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|1998–1999||Espé Basket Châlons-en-Champagne|
|2000–2006||Memphis (basketball ops. coord.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'5" point guard/shooting guard he led the Louisville Cardinals to the 1986 NCAA Championship along with three Final Four berths (1982, 1983, 1986) as well as to the 1984 Sweet Sixteen. He helped the Cardinals to a 113-32 record, three Metro Conference regular season titles and two Metro Conference Tournament crowns during his college career. He redshirted the 1985 season with a broken foot.
A three-time All-Metro Conference selection, Wagner ranks fifth (was fourth after finishing collegiate career) in Cardinal history with 1,836 career points, with a 12.7 career scoring average while also averaging 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds. He played in 144 career games, second all-time at Louisville, and started the last 111 games he played. He ranks sixth in career assists (432) and seventh in career free throw percentage (.808, 336-of-413).
Wagner was drafted in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft. Wagner is one of the few players that have won national titles in high school, college and in the NBA, winning all but the NBA championship with Billy Thompson (Thompson won the NBA title one year before Wagner).
Wagner is also the father of former NBA player Dajuan Wagner. He served as an assistant men's basketball coach for the University of Texas at El Paso under Tony Barbee. He later moved to Auburn as part of Barbee's staff there.
- "Milt Wagner Assistant Coach". Auburn University.
- Strauss, Robert. "IN PERSON; Hoop Dreams Revisit Camden", The New York Times, February 13, 2000. Accessed April 6, 2008. "Legends have grown up around its stars, from the Sunkett brothers and Itchy Smith in the 1960s to Billy Thompson and Milt Wagner, teammates in the early 1980s, both of whom went on to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.