Morlon Wiley

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Morlon Wiley
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Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Nationality: American
Born: 09/24/1966
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Draft: 46th overall
Drafted By: Dallas
College: Long Beach State
NBA Career: 1988-1995
Mavs Tenure: 1988-1989, 1992-1993, 1994-1995

Morlon Wiley (born September 24, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1988 NBA draft.

Wiley was a four-year starter at Long Beach State where his scoring average increased each season from 5.8 points per game as a freshman to 19.9 ppg his senior year.

He scored thirty-plus points six times with Long Beach and was selected All-Big West his senior year as he led his team to their very first NIT Tournament appearance. He ended his college career with 1,430 points and ranks second all-time, at Long Beach State in steals with 187, third in assists with 425 and fourth in free throw percentage at .780.

The Mavericks selected Wiley 46th overall in the 1988 draft and he averaged 2.2 points and eight minutes per game in 51 appearances.

Dallas exposed Wiley to the expansion draft and he was taken by the Orlando Magic where, on June 29, 1989, he became the first player ever signed by the Magic.

Following two full seasons with Orlando, the 1991-1992 campaign saw Wiley begin the season with the Magic appearing in nine games, from there he was off to San Antonio for a short three-game stint before landing in Atlanta where he played 41 games for the Hawks averaging 4.3 ppg.

The next season saw Wiley on the move again when, after 25 games with the Hawks, he returned to the Mavs playing in 33 games and averaging 5.8 ppg in just over 19 minutes per contest.

Although Wiley did not begin the 1993-1994 season with an NBA team, he was signed to a ten-day contract by San Antonio before, once again, landing in Dallas. This time he played 12 games for the Mavs averaging 1.2 ppg.

He began the following season with Dallas, appearing in 38 games, before being dealt to Houston with a second round draft pick in return for guard Scott Brooks. Wiley never played for Houston and ended his career later that season on a ten-day contract back with the Atlanta Hawks.

Wiley's career in the NBA continued when he joined the Mavs in 2000 and worked for four seasons in player development. He ultimately returned to Orlando where, on August 12, 2004, he was named an assistant coach and continues his career there today.