Featured News / July 17th, 2017

Angus Brandt signs Wildcats contract extension

The Perth Wildcats have extended the contract of exciting Australian big man, Angus Brandt.

The new agreement will see the 27-year-old remain a Perth Wildcat through till the end of the 2019/20 NBL campaign.

Brandt arrived at the club ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, originally on a two-year deal.

He’s excited to lock in his future.

“Coming to Perth last season was great for me, in terms of realizing how great of a club Perth is. It didn’t take me long to realise that if I’m going to be playing in Australia, it was going to be with the Wildcats if they’d have me,” said Brandt.

“So I’m very pleased to be offered a contract extension. I was more than happy to agree to it and I’m very excited about it.”

Angus Brandt became a championship player for the Wildcats in his first season at the club.

He improved as the season went on and put in some memorable performances as the Wildcats faced clutch games towards the end of the year.

Brandt was also a standout in the NBL Finals.

His development as the season went on saw him earn the Perth Wildcats Most Improved Player Award.

“One of the reasons why I chose to play in Perth is its emphasis on development, and going forward it will be a focus for me,” he said.

“The culture of this club is to continue getting better every day.”

He averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds over 31 games in 2016/17.

The contract extension is the latest in what’s set to be a big month for Angus Brandt, who flies out to the Gold Coast for an Australian Boomers camp – where he has been included in a 20-man extended squad.

“To be able to play for Australia has always been a goal of mine, but to be able to go up against some great competition is great for development. The whole process will only make me better for next season,” he said.

From the camp, a final team of 12 will head to Asia for a series of warm-up games before the Asia Cup begins in Lebanon on 8 August.

The Perth Wildcats 2017/18 season begins at Perth Arena on 7 October.