2015/16: Jesse Wagstaff offered a consistent impact off the bench for the Wildcats in 2015/16, appearing in all 34 games with three starts. Averaging 9.3 points, 1.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game, Wagstaff helped stretch the floor for the team last season, and did not lack for individual highlights. Wagstaff notched his 200th game with the club last season and celebrated in style, raining down six triples (all in a final quarter barrage) to score a career high 26 points in a crucial victory against the Sydney Kings. The forward led the bench in scoring on 12 occasions throughout the year, and set a career high for total assists and rebounds over the course of the season.
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, before winning his third title with the club in 2016. Throughout his NBL career, Wagstaff has averaged 9.7 points, 1.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.