At 6'1", he was considered by many player scouts to be too small for the shooting guard position and unable to make the transition to point guard in the NBA. However, Wesley has thrived in the league. After a college career at Baylor University, he signed undrafted with the New Jersey Nets and has since played for the Boston Celtics, the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets and the Houston Rockets, averaging 13 points and 4.6 assists per game throughout his NBA career.
David Wesley was charged in 2000 with misdemeanor racing and reckless driving in the crash that killed his friend and teammate Bobby Phills. A Mecklenburg County Police report said Phills and Wesley were racing at more than 100 mph when Phills lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a car. The report said both Phills and Wesley were driving "in an erratic, reckless, careless, negligent and/or aggressive manner", and the men were "involved in a speed competition". Wesley was also driving with a suspended license at the time.
- Wesley's cousin, retired NBA shooting guard Michael Dickerson, also played for the Rockets
- Wesley is currently 26th in the league in all-time three-point shots made
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