Joseph was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992. His citation is below:
Joe Wilson is one of the best examples of the student-athlete. Besides being one of the most outstanding basketball performers ever to play for the College, he was the first Washington College student to be awarded an NCAA post-graduate scholarship. This nationally-competitive scholarship based on both athletic and academic achievement enabled Joe to attend law school – and he is presently practicing law in Springfield, Virginia.
Joe participated in varsity basketball for four years and is the only player in Washington College athletic history to have served as captain during all four of the years he played. During that time he scored 1,401 points for a 16+ average. He was also one of the rebound leaders with a total of 631. His four-year shooting percentage was an outstanding 47.5%. He was selected the most valuable player in basketball for three out of the four years he participated.
Post season all-star recognition included being selected to the All-MAC first team in 1976-77, as well as to the All-State Honorable Mention list that same year. In 1978-79, he made the first team All-MAC, was selected to the NCAA Division III All-American squad, and was named to the first team All-State. These statistics rank Joe Wilson with the best basketball performers to have played for the Sho’men.
Washington College is proud to welcome Joe Wilson into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this third day of October, 1992.