Wilt played his college ball at the University of Kansas. His NBA career was with the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers. After his NBA playing days, he spent one season as coach of the San Diego Conquistadors of the American Basketball Association.
Wilt left college after his junior year but, at the time, the NBA did not allow players who did not complete their senior season to play until that season was over. Wilt spent what would have been his senior season at Kansas playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.