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Dexter Kernich-Drew Signed by Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats have signed Australian guard Dexter Kernich-Drew on a two-year deal. He becomes the third new addition to the team’s 2016/17 roster. Born in Melbourne, Kernich-Drew played college basketball at Washington State... Read More

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Olympic dream for three more Wildcats

You are probably aware of Damian Martin’s dream selection in the Australian Men’s Olympic Basketball Team, but you... Read More

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Inspired Mentoring Experience

The Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx has hosted its first InspiRED Mentoring Project dinner at its headquarters in... Read More

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Perth Wildcats Sign Jaron Johnson

Perth Wildcats fans can prepare for an aerial assault this season, with the signing of high-flyer Jaron Johnson. The... Read More

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Perth Wildcats Thank Jermaine Beal

The Perth Wildcats would like to thank Jermaine Beal for three years of excellent service to the organisation. In his... Read More

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Angus Brandt Arrives

Angus Brandt has arrived in Perth and taken part in his first training session as a member of the Perth Wildcats.... Read More

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NBL 2015/16 Ladders

Team P W L %
Melbourne United 28 18 10 101.79
Perth Wildcats* 28 18 10 105.52
Illawarra Hawks 28 17 11 106.07
New Zealand Breakers 28 16 12 103.29
Adelaide 36ers 28 14 14 99.80
Cairns Taipans 28 12 16 95.07
Townsville Crocodiles 28 11 17 95.02
Sydney Kings 28 6 22 94.04
* 2015/2016 Season Champions

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Points Per Game

CaseyPrather
Perth Wildcats
16.26
Jermaine Beal Perth Wildcats 15.70
Matthew Knight Perth Wildcats 11.61
Nathan Jawai Perth Wildcats 10.34
Jesse Wagstaff Perth Wildcats 9.26

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Assists Per Game

JermaineBeal
Perth Wildcats
3.61
Damian Martin Perth Wildcats 3.29
Casey Prather Perth Wildcats 1.81
Nathan Jawai Perth Wildcats 1.81
Jesse Wagstaff Perth Wildcats 1.56

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Rebounds Per Game

MatthewKnight
Perth Wildcats
7.88
Tom Jervis Perth Wildcats 5.03
Casey Prather Perth Wildcats 4.48
Damian Martin Perth Wildcats 4.42
Nathan Jawai Perth Wildcats 4.13

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Steals Per Game

DamianMartin
Perth Wildcats
1.79
Casey Prather Perth Wildcats 1.19
Jermaine Beal Perth Wildcats 0.58
Tom Jervis Perth Wildcats 0.53
Jesse Wagstaff Perth Wildcats 0.47

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March 30,2016

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February 16,2016

Perth Wildcats – 30 Straight Finals – Game On

The Perth Wildcats have made the finals for 30 years... Read More

February 16,2016

Perth Wildcats – Guess the young Wildcat

It’s time to go back to school, but not before showing there photos of... Read More

February 16,2016

Perth Wildcats – Alone on Valentine’s Day

Perth Wildcat development player, Corban Wroe gets the struggles of being alone... Read More

Player Profiles

  • Hometown Perth, Australia Position Forward Height 201cm Weight 99kg College Miles CC

    Greg Hire

    #4

    2014/15: Greg Hire endured a tough season in 2014/15, missing a large part of the season with a calf-tear he sustained at training after just one regular season game. While on the sideline he played a leadership role among the group, inspiring his teammates to perform in his absence. In total he played 11 games, averaging 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

    Career: Hire is a product of the Wanneroo Wolves basketball program where he was named SBL Rookie of the Year in 2006. He attended college in the US at Miles Community College and Augusta State University before returning to Australia in 2010 and joining the Wildcats as a development player and playing in the SBL with Wanneroo, where he captained the Wolves to the 2011 championship. The Wildcats then offered him a contract and he went on to play crucial role in the team’s 2014 Championship. He averages 3.6 points per game, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game throughout his career.

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    Season Average

    12.78AVG MINS
    0.91AVG AS
    3.29AVG PTS
    3.21AVG REB
  • Hometown Auckland, New Zealand Position Guard Height 188cm Weight 87kg College Auckland University of Technology

    Jarrod Kenny

    #8

    Jarrod Kenny played with the Harbour Heat from 2002 to 2008 before signing with the Hawke’s Bay Hawks in 2009, where he became one of the NZ NBL’s best point guards.
    In the 2015 season he averaged an impressive 6.3 assists per game to go with 10.3 points, 1.3 steals and 2.8 rebounds
    At the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships, Kenny was one of New Zealand’s best in game one of series, scoring 12 points on the big stage, including three of five triples.

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    Season Average

    19.05AVG MINS
    1.32AVG AS
    4.62AVG PTS
    2.06AVG REB
  • Hometown Burnie, Australia Position Forward/Centre Height 204cm Weight 109kg College Loyola Marymount University

    Matt Knight

    #9

    2014/15: Matt Knight again proved why he is one of the Perth Wildcats most important players in 2014/15. He missed six games through a toe injury – during which time his team struggled without him. He averaged 10.5 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per game – 1.5 more than his previous season. His best game came in December against Adelaide when he pulled down mammoth 16 rebounds to go with his 16 points. He had two double-doubles for the year. He was named in the All-NBL Second Team. The only Wildcat to be named in either the All-NBL First or Second Teams.

    Career: Matt Knight is a product of Tasmanian basketball and was a part of Australia’s under-20 World Championship winning team before studying at Loyola Marymount University in the United States. Following college, he returned to Australia to play for the West Sydney Razorbacks, which then became the Sydney Spirit. Knight played a season in Hungary in 2009/10 before being signed by the Perth Wildcats where he played in both the 2012 and 2013 Grand Finals, before winning a Championship in 2014.

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    Season Average

    25.52AVG MINS
    1.39AVG AS
    11.61AVG PTS
    7.88AVG REB
  • Hometown Sydney, New South Wales Position Forward/Centre Height 208cm Weight 110kg College Oregon State University

    Angus Brandt

    #12

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  • Hometown Jackson, Tennessee Position Guard/Forward Height 198cm Weight 94kg College University of Florida

    Casey Prather

    #23

    Casey Prather is a highly athletic wing-player out of the University of Florida. In his senior year, he led the Gators in scoring, averaging a team-high 13.8 points per games plus 5.0 rebounds per game, taking his team to the 2014 NCAA Final Four. He totaled more than 20 points on six occasions; including a career best 28 points in UF’s opening game of the season. His year earned him All-American accolades from USA Today and the Associated Press. Following college he represented the Atlanta Hawks at the 2014 NBA Summer League, and was subsequently signed by the Phoenix Suns, but was later waived.
    In 2014/15 he played for  the Bakersville Jam in the NBA D-League, averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game – building an impressive highlight-reel of monstrous slam dunks along the way.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    25.58AVG MINS
    1.81AVG AS
    16.26AVG PTS
    4.48AVG REB
  • Hometown Canberra, Australia Position Forward Height 203cm Weight 100kg College Metro State

    Jesse Wagstaff

    #24

    2014/15: Jesse Wagstaff was again a consistent performer in the Perth Wildcats 2014/15 season. His work ethic and three-point shooting made him a big weapon for the already dangerous Perth side. He averaged 8.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. He hit 32.3 of three-pointers. His season-high points tally came in January against the Adelaide 36ers, where he drained 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

    Career: Raised in Canberra, Wagstaff attended college in the USA at Metro State University before returning to Australia in 2009 where he was signed by the Perth Wildcats. In his first season at the club, he was a part of the 2010 Championship-winning team and was also named the NBL’s Rookie of the Year.  In 2012, Wagstaff was awarded the League’s Best Sixth Man. In 2014 he became a two-time NBL Champion with the Perth Wildcats. Throughout his NBL career, Wagstaff has averaged 9.8 points, 1.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    19.48AVG MINS
    1.56AVG AS
    9.26AVG PTS
    3.97AVG REB
  • Hometown Gloucester, Australia Position Guard Height 186cm Weight 92kg College Loyola Marymount University

    Damian Martin

    #53

    2014/15: Perth Wildcats captain Damian Martin again led from the front in 2014/15 as won of the team’s best performers. He continued to terrorise opponents with relentless defensive pressure, coming up with a league-leading 81 steals for the season – including nine against Sydney in October. He averaged 6.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on his way to being named the NBL’s Best Defensive Player for the fifth straight season. He scored double-digit totals on five occasions, and grabbed five or more rebounds on 10 occasions and five or more assists on nine occasions.

    Career: Damian Martin captained Australia’s under-20 team to a world championship in 2003, defeating the USA in the gold medal game. He then attended Loyola Marymount University before making his NBL debut for the Sydney Spirit in the 2008/09 season. The Perth Wildcats recruited Martin in 2009 where he became a Championship player with the club in his first season. He also captained the team to the 2014 Championship. Throughout his career, he has averaged 7.3 points per game, 5.2 rebound, 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    26.45AVG MINS
    3.29AVG AS
    5.46AVG PTS
    4.42AVG REB
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