Skip Wise

Allen Harper Wise, Jr. (born July 25, 1955), known as Skip Wise, was an American basketball player. Wise was a sensation as a high school player at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland. In his junior year in 1973, Wise led Dunbar to a victory over DeMatha High School, led by future NBA star Adrian Dantley. Wise then played at Clemson University and was the first freshman to win first team all-conference honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Wise left Clemson after his freshman year, signing with the Baltimore Claws of the American Basketball Association in 1975. However, drugs impaired his play; in Terry Pluto's book on the ABA, Loose Balls, a coach found Wise shivering in the locker room, suggesting heroin use. The Claws folded after playing three preseason exhibition games, so Wise then signed with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors cut him after a few days, however, with Wise's drug use as a major reason (allegedly, Warriors coach Al Attles caught Wise using heroin in the team locker room). Later in the 1975-76 season, Wise hooked on with the San Antonio Spurs, playing two games, his only games as a professional.

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Date of birth
July 25th, 1955
United States of America


1. Clemson University Colleges/University

Clemson University /ˈklɛmsən/ is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States.

Type Land-grant university
2013. 214 mil. $
2010. 382 mil. $
Institution colors
29634 - Clemson, South Carolina
2013. 16,931
2010. 15,459
2009. 15,291
2006. 14,069
2013. 4,372
2010. 3,994
2006. 3,137
Acceptance rate
2012. 57.9 %
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 13.4 K $
2011. 12.3 K $
2010. 11.9 K $
2009. 11.1 K $
2008. 10.3 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

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Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Clemson University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1953., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1957., Politician
b. 1957., Actor
b. 1955., Architect
b. 1951., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1951., American Football Cornerback
b. 1959., Politician
b. 1954., Baseball First baseman


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