Dajuan Wagner

Point guard, Basketball Player

1983 –


Who is Dajuan Wagner?

Dajuan Marquett Wagner is an American former professional basketball player.

Wagner is the son of former University of Louisville and NBA player Milt Wagner. He was forced out of the NBA by debilitating health problems early into his career, but he made a comeback after undergoing major surgery.

Wagner had a phenomenal career at Camden High School and is perhaps better remembered for scoring 100 points in a high school game than his exploits at the collegiate and professional levels. He averaged 42.5 points as a senior, scored 3,462 points in high school and scored 25 points in the McDonald's All-American Game. Wagner is considered by many to be the greatest high school basketball player in New Jersey history.

He played one year of college basketball at the University of Memphis. His coach, John Calipari, revoked Wagner's scholarship after his freshman year to force him to enter the NBA, because Calipari believed that Wagner should not avoid the money he would receive as a first-round draft pick. Wagner was chosen the sixth overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Often compared to Allen Iverson for his scoring ability, he had mixed success in his rookie season; although he averaged 13.4 points per game, he shot only 36.9% from the field. In the latter part of his rookie year, Wagner often attended the trial of his stepfather Leonard "Pooh" Paulk, who was indicted as an alleged drug supplier.

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Feb 4, 1983
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • University of Memphis
Lived in
  • Camden

on July 23, 2013


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