2015/16: The pressures of arriving in Australia as an import are well documented, but Casey Prather took every expectation and exceeded them in 2015/16. An instant fan favourite, Prather was no stranger to the highlight reel, delivering thunderous dunks and enormous blocks on a consistent basis. Averaging 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game, Prather was named the Wildcats Most Valuable Player for the season, and capped the year off in style with an NBL Championship. Prather led the way for the Wildcats in the postseason, punctuated with the dunk of the season; a monstrous jam against Illawarra’s AJ Ogilvy in the deciding game of the semi-finals series. Prather shot 40.9% from beyond the arc throughout the regular season, and delivered a season high of 27 points throughout an unforgettable first year in Perth.
Career: A highly athletic wing out of the University of Florida, Casey Prather has enjoyed a great deal of success throughout his playing career. In his senior year with the Gators, Prather led the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game, helping take his team to the 2014 NCAA Final Four. Awarded All-American accolades from USA Today and the Associated Press, Prather’s success in his senior year earned him a role with the Atlanta Hawks in the 2014 NBA Summer League. In 2014/15 Prather signed with the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA D-League, where he averaged 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds. 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Prather represented the D-League Select in the 2015 NBA Summer League, and the Dallas Mavericks in the 2016 NBA Summer League.