2015/16: Shawn Redhage wrote another chapter in his storied career last season, reaching 350 career games while continuing to deliver in a variety of roles for the Wildcats. Redhage averaged 6.6 points per game for the season, and was a vital presence in the second unit with his timely scoring and willingness to sacrifice his body for the play. A legend of the club, Redhage showed his younger teammates how it was done at the charity stripe, leading the team in free throw shooting at 87.7%. Known as ‘The Scoring Machine’, Redhage delivered a season high 16 points on two occasions. Enjoying a season of good health, Redhage appeared in all 34 games of the season, starting 11, and capped the season off with his third NBL Championship.
Career: The Arizona State University product arrived at the Wildcats from the NZ Breakers in 2005. From then on he went about establishing himself as a club legend, winning the Gordon Ellis Medal as the team’s most valuable player six times – the most in the club’s history. He was captain of the club from 2009 to 2013 and led the Wildcats to the 2010 Championship. Redhage became an Olympian in 2008 and in 2013 became a Championship player in Puerto Rico with Piratas de Quebradillas. In 2014 he became a two-time NBL Champion with the Wildcats, before claiming his third title in 2016. Redhage has averaged 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game throughout his NBL career.