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Where the Wildcats players are suiting up this off-season

20 Mar
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Jordan McArdle

Check out where your favourite Perth Wildcats are featuring this off-season.

Otago Nuggets may become the Red Army’s second team with four Perth Wildcats players and two assistant coaches featuring for the Dunedin-based club this off-season.

New signings Ben Henshall and Dontae Russo-Nance will join Tai Webster and Jack Andrew who are returning to the 2024 NZNBL season.

"It's looking like I'm going to be playing high minutes, 30 minutes per game, so it's just about getting out there, getting a feel for the game and getting more game time under me and getting ready to next year," Henshall said.

"This off-season is going to be a lot of fun. There's a lot of NBL guys playing in NZ so it's going to be a high level and it'll be pretty fun."

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Video coordinator Dan Vlahov and video intern Ben Peterson have also signed on with the Nuggets as assistant coaches.

A couple of other Wildcats squad members will feature in the New Zealand competition.

Veteran Corey Webster will link up with Wildcats assistant coach Aaron Young, who's head coach of Auckland Tuatara, while Most Improved Player winner Hyrum Harris is heading to Wellington Saints.

Locally, Michael Harris and David Okwera will stay put in Perth after signing with NBL1 West outfits Warwick Senators and East Perth Eagles respectively.

Popular guard Kyle Zunic will head east to suit up for Melbourne-based Keilor Thunder in the NBL1 South competition.

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Four-time NBL MVP Bryce Cotton and captain Jesse Wagstaff aren’t expected to play anywhere this off-season and Next Star Alex Sarr will prepare for the NBA draft in June, while there’s been no announcements on where imports Kristian Doolittle, Jordan Usher and big man Keanu Pinder.

Stay tuned to the Wildcats channels for regular updates on how your favourite players are tracking this off-season.

Wildcats off-season tracker

Jack Andrew, Ben Henshall, Dontae Russo-Nance and Tai Webster: Otago Nuggets, NZNBL

Hyrum Harris: Wellington Saints, NZNBL

Michael Harris: Warwick Senators, NBL1 West

David Okwera: East Perth Eagles, NBL1 West

Corey Webster: Auckland Tuatara, NZNBL


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