Featured News / May 16th, 2017

Off-Season Wrap – 15 May 2017

Perth Wildcats development player Rhys Vague has further strengthened his position as a player of the future with another outstanding SBL performance at the weekend.

Vague dropped a season high 30 points on the Lakeside Lightning, making 12 of 24 attempts including five threes.

His teammate Corban Wroe finished with seven rebounds and five assists as the Stirling Senators came up two points short of the home side.

The East Perth Eagles had a win and a loss at the weekend, with Wildcat Mason Bragg making solid contributions in both outings.

The young guard had 14 points and six rebounds on Friday, before a season-high 23 points, including four of four from deep, on Saturday against the Hawks.

The speedster is now averaging 12.4 in his first SBL campaign.

If you think you’ll miss seeing the Scoring Machine in action next NBL season, it might be worth heading to a Perth Redbacks game this off-season.

Recently retired Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage is proving he still has plenty left in the tank with another mammoth scoring effort with 40 points against Geraldton.

It’s his second 40+ point game of the SBL season. He also grabbed 12 boards and dropped five dimes.

Named as an All-Star Game starter, Redhage is averaging 29.1 points and 10.9 boards per game.

 

In the Queensland basketball league, Lucas Walker’s Mackay Meteor continued their unbeaten start to the season, defeating Townsville.

Walker had a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double.

 

In the New Zealand NBL, Corey Webster scored 23 points at 48 per cent as Wellington took care of Taranaki.

He’s currently second in the comp for points per game.

Jarrod Kenny leads the league in assists but his Taylor Hawks fell by five points to the Southland Sharks.

Kenny scored eight points and finished with seven assists.

 

In Germany’s Bundesliga, Casey Prather and Ratiopharm Ulm have taken a 2-1 series lead in their quarter-final series against Ludwigsburg.

On Saturday night, Prather started and finished with six points and four rebounds.

 

In the Philippines, Jameel McKay’s Phoenix Fuelmasters haven’t played for 10 days. In his last game, he scored a lazy 22 and grabbed 20 rebounds.

 

And finally, two-time Wildcats championship player and 2015 club MVP Jermaine Beal has added another title to his resume.

His Israeli side Ironi Nes-Ziona swept Hapoel B/S three games to zip.

In Game One, Beal scored 25 points and dished out four assists.