Michael Sharod Wilks, Jr. (born May 7, 1979, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American professional Basketball Point guard, who currently plays for the NBA's Orlando Magic.
College career Edit
After graduating from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wilks played four years 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 Player of the Year and Scholar Athlete honors.
Professional career Edit
Wilks began his professional career as an undrafted Free agent. 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), Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards. After being waived by the Nuggets in October 2007, Wilks was re-signed four days later after Chucky Atkins suffered an injury. He was waived again later in November and signed by the Wizards in December 2007. On February 29, 2008 the Sonics signed Wilks to a 10-day contract. After the contract expired he would not be re-signed.
Wilks has worn number 29 throughout his career, as a tribute to Milwaukee's 29th Street playground where he grew up playing the game.