A 6’6″ forward from Drake University, Wise earned a spot on the American Basketball Association‘s (ABA) Los Angeles (later Utah) Stars in 1969. He would prove to be one of the best all-around players in the league, as he was both a proficient scorer (19.2 points per game during his ABA career) and a highly esteemed defender. Indeed, while playing for the Stars, who won the 1971 ABA Championship, Sports Illustrated described him as “the best two-way performer in pro basketball”. Wise later played with the Virginia Squires.
|1969–1974||Los Angeles / Utah Stars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||9,727 (17.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,578 (8.3 rpg)|
|Assists||1,594 (2.9 apg)|