Perth Wildcats Best Players of All Time

Morgan Wolf

The Perth Wildcats are a professional basketball team that has been proudly representing the city of Perth since 1982. As one of the original members of the National Basketball League (NBL), the Wildcats have made their mark on the history of Australian basketball. The team has won a remarkable nine NBL championships, making them the most successful team in the league’s history.

The Wildcats play their home games at the RAC Arena, known affectionately by fans as “The Jungle”, and have developed a passionate fan base that continues to grow each year. With their talented roster and long-standing success, the Perth Wildcats are a powerhouse of the NBL and have become an important part of the city’s sporting culture.

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1. Brady Manek

Brady Manek Career

  • High school: Harrah (Harrah, Oklahoma)
  • College: , Oklahoma (2017–2021), North Carolina (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Perth Wildcats
  • Riley Wallace Award (2022), Third-team All-Big 12 (2020)

Brady Manek was born in Edmond, Oklahoma on September 4th 1998. He played collegiately for the Harrah Wildcats and made an immediate impact as a freshman averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds per game.

In his sophomore season he averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists per game to help lead the Wildcats to their first ever NBL championship. 

Brady Manek entered the draft but decided against going professional and signed with Perth Wildcats ahead of the 2022 season where he has continued his impressive play averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds per game in 24 games so far this year.

Brady Manek was a standout player for the Oklahoma Sooners during his time there. He played college basketball at North Carolina and is considered one of the top prospects in this year's draft class. 

Brady Manek has already started playing in the NBA, appearing in five games with the Perth Wildcats this season so far. He is an excellent shooter who can score from anywhere on the court, making him a dangerous threat to defenses no matter where he is located.

Brady Manek will be looking to continue impressing scouts and make an impactful career in both the NBA and international leagues after graduation next year.

Also Played For: march madness, oklahoma basketball

2. Sunday Dech

Career

  • High school: Churchlands, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • College: , Metro State (2016–2017), Barry (2017–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2016: East Perth Eagles
  • 2013–2015: Perth Wildcats
  • 2018: Rockingham Flames
  • 2018–2019: Perth Wildcats
  • 2019: East Perth Eagles
  • 2019: Wellington Saints
  • 2019–2020: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2020–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: North Adelaide Rockets
  • 2022: Canterbury Rams
  • 2× NBL champion (2014, 2019), NZNBL champion (2019), NBL1 Central champion (2021), NBL1 Central Grand Final MVP (2021), SBL champion (2014), SBL Most Improved Player (2014), SSC All-Newcomer Team (2018)

Sunday Dech was born in Gambela, Ethiopia on 1 January 1994. Sunday Dech played high school basketball for Perth's Churchlands High School before playing college ball at Metro State.

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Sunday signed with the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL. In his rookie season with Adelaide, Sunday averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 43% from three-point range.

Sunday is also a talented shooter who has made over 100 three-pointers in his career so far – ranking him fourth all time in Aussie League history behind Nate Jawai (383), Corey Webster (322) and Joe Ingles (305).

Sunday Dech started her basketball career at the age of 10 with the Perth Wildcats and went on to play for East Perth Eagles in the NBL from 2013-2016.

Sunday was named an SSC All-Newcomer Team member in 2018, becoming just the third player ever to win both an SSC award and an NBL championship title (joining Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson).

In 2019, Sunday signed with Wellington Saints as a free agent after being released by Perth Wildcats following their bid for back-to-back championships. 

She is currently playing for Adelaide 36ers in Australia’s professional women’s league where she has been a key contributor averaging 16 points per game over her four seasons so far.

Also Played For: adelaide 36ers

3. Michael Harris II

Outfielder

Michael Harris II Career

  • NL Rookie of the Year (2022)

Harris was drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the Rome Braves, hitting .279/.343/.539 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 63 games.

Harris spent all of 2019 with Atlanta's Gulf Coast League affiliate, where he hit .331/.387/.549 with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs in 124 games. 

In 2020, Harris played for Class A Advanced Carolina before being promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett late in the season.

There, he hit .283/.348/.548 overall with 17 home runs and 66 RBIs in 134 games. The 2021 season saw Harris make a big jump up to Major League Baseball as he started at outfielder for Atlanta on Opening Day while Ender Inciarte was on paternity leave. 

He ended up playing 137 total games that year as well as 20 more during the postseason (including 10 starts). Overall, he batted .288/~337/.518 with 32 homers and 109 RBIs – leading all rookies in both categories – cementing himself firmly on Atlanta's longterm roster moving forward.

Also Played For: atlanta braves

4. Nick Kay

Nick Kay Career

  • High school: Newington College, (Stanmore, New South Wales)
  • College: Metro State (2011–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Northside Wizards
  • 2015–2016: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2016–2017: Southland Sharks
  • 2016–2018: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2018–2020: Perth Wildcats
  • 2019: Wellington Saints
  • 2020–2021: Real Betis
  • 2021–present: Shimane Susanoo Magic
  • 2× NBL champion (2019, 2020), 2× All-NBL First Team (2019, 2020), NZNBL champion (2019), NZNBL MVP (2019), NZNBL All-Star Five (2019), NZNBL Most Outstanding Forward (2019), NBL Rookie of the Year (2016), 2× First-team All-RMAC (2014, 2015), RMAC Tournament MVP (2014)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Olympic Games, : 2020 Tokyo: Team, Commonwealth Games, : 2018 Gold Coast: Team, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2017 Lebanon:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Olympic Games
  • : 2020 Tokyo: Team
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2018 Gold Coast: Team
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2017 Lebanon:

Nick Kay is a power forward/centre playing in the B.League for Shimane Susanoo Magic. He was born in 1992 and attended Newington College before going on to Metro State, where he played from 2011-2015.

He didn't make an NBA draft appearance but has since signed with the Shimane Susanoo Magic of Japan's B.League, having debuted in 2014. In his homeland, Nick is also a member of Australia's national team and competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics as well as three FIBA World Cups (2014, 2018, 2020).

Outside of basketball, Nick enjoys spending time with friends and family and loves travelling wherever he can find new cultures to experience. Nick Kay is a New Zealand-born Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Shimane Susanoo Magic of the Japanese B.League. 

Nick was drafted in 2016 by the Perth Wildcats but opted to play overseas in Japan with the Shimane Susanoo Magic instead, where he has since become one of their most consistent players and helped them win back-to-back championships in 2018 and 2019.

Nick is known for his aggressive style of play on both offence and defence, as well as his ability to get buckets from all over the court. He has already made an impact on both leagues he's played in.

Winning multiple awards including Rookie of The Year honours in Australia before being recognised internationally with two NBL championship rings and MVP accolades at this year's NZNBL Awards night. 

With plenty more good years ahead – including potential appearances at international tournaments – it looks like Nick Kay may have finally found his true calling as a top level basketball player.

Also Played For: 2022 fiba asia cup

5. Corey Webster

Perth Wildcats

Corey Webster Career

  • High school: Westlake Boys, (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • College: Lambuth (2007–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2008–2011: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2009–2010: Harbour Heat
  • 2011: Wellington Saints
  • 2012–2017: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2013–2014: Wellington Saints
  • 2015: Mega Leks
  • 2016: Koroivos
  • 2016: Super City Rangers
  • 2017: Wellington Saints
  • 2017–2018: Ironi Nahariya
  • 2018: Guizhou
  • 2018–2019: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2019–2020: Zhejiang Lions
  • 2020: Virtus Roma
  • 2020–2021: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2021–2022: Al Ittihad
  • 2022: Franklin Bulls
  • 2022–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 3× NBL champion (2011, 2013, 2015), 3× NZNBL champion (2011, 2014, 2017), 2× NZNBL MVP (2014, 2017), 2× NZNBL All-Star Five (2014, 2017), NZNBL scoring champion (2017), All-NBL Second Team (2016), TSAC Freshman of the Year (2008), TSAC All-Freshman Team (2008)

Corey Webster is a shooting guard and point guard who has played in the NBA since 2010. Webster was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1988. He attended high school at Westlake Boys and then went on to play college basketball for Lambuth before being drafted by the NBA.

Corey Webster's professional career started with the New Zealand Breakers in 2008 where he spent three seasons before joining the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011. Since leaving the 76ers.

 Webster has had stints with various other teams including Perth Wildcats of the NBL where he currently plays as their shooting guard/point guard Corey Webster is a three-time NBL champion and four-time All New Zealand player of the year.

He has played for Wellington Saints, Mega Leks, Koroivos and the New Zealand Breakers in his career so far. Corey Webster was recently traded to Perth Wildcats where he will play until 2020.

Also Played For: fiba basketball world cup

6. Dario Hunt

Dario Hunt Career

  • High school: , Pine Creek, (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Charis Prep, (Wilson, North Carolina)
  • College: Nevada (2008–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012: Odessa
  • 2013: Güssing Knights
  • 2013–2014: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2014–2015: Upea Capo d'Orlando
  • 2015–2016: Juvecaserta
  • 2016–2017: SLUC Nancy
  • 2017–2018: Germani Brescia Leonessa
  • 2018–2019: Spirou
  • 2019–2020: Perth Wildcats
  • 2020: Mornar Bar
  • 2020: Virtus Roma
  • 2020–2021: Fortitudo Bologna
  • 2021–2022: Promitheas Patras
  • 2022–present: Pallacanestro Cantù
  • Belgian League All-Star (2019), Belgian League All-Star Game MVP (2019), French League All-Star (2017), Italian League All-Star (2016), Italian League rebounding leader (2016), 2× Second-team All-WAC (2011, 2012), 3× WAC All-Defensive Team (2010–2012)

Hunt played college basketball at Nevada from 2008-2012. Hunt is a center and was drafted by Pallacanestro Cantù in the 2012 Italian second division. Hunt has played in the Italian second division and Serie A2.

Hunt has appeared in 38 games for Pallacanestro Cantù and scored a total of 111 points. Hunt is currently playing for Pallacanestro Cantù in Serie A2. Hunt is American and was born in Tampa, Florida. Hunt is 2.06 meters (6 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs 104 kilograms (229 pounds).

Hunt has played for Charis Prep and Pine Creek High School. Hunt is a natural leader and has helped Pallacanestro Cantù to a playoff appearance in Serie A2 this season. Dario Hunt was born on April 4th in 1992 in Belgium. He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hunt was not drafted in the 2012 NBA Draft but he did play in the NBA D-League for the Odessa adviso Hunt signed with the Güssing Knights in 2013 and played with them until the end of the season. 

Hunt then signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the Upea Capo d'Orlando in 2014 and played with them until the end of the season.

Hunt then signed with the Juvecaserta in 2015 and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the SLUC Nancy in 2016 and played with them until the end of the season. 

Hunt then signed with the Germani Brescia Leonessa in 2017 and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the Spirou in 2018 and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the Pallacanestro Cantù in 2019 and is currently playing with them.

Also Played For: nevada wolf pack basketball, university of nevada basketball

7. Ricky Grace

Ricky Grace Career

  • High school: Wilmer-Hutchins (Dallas, Texas)
  • College: , Midland (1984–1986), Oklahoma (1986–1988)
  • NBA draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 1988–2005
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 15
  • 1988–1989: Topeka Sizzlers
  • 1990–2005: Perth Wildcats
  • 1993: Atlanta Hawks
  • 4x NBL champion (1990, 1991, 1995, 2000), 2x NBL Grand Final MVP (1990, 1993), 4x All NBL First Team (1991, 2001–2003), No. 15 retired by Perth Wildcats, Australian Basketball Hall of Fame (2010), NBL's 25th Anniversary Team (2003)

Ricky Grace was a standout high school player in Dallas, Texas, and was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1988 NBA draft. Grace played in the NBA for ten seasons, most notably with the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks.

Grace was a key player on both teams, and was a three-time All-Star. Grace retired from the NBA in 2005. Grace is now a basketball coach and commentator. Grace has also appeared in several movies and TV shows. Grace is a well-respected figure in the NBA and internationally.

Grace is married and has two children. Grace is a fitness enthusiast and avid golfer. Grace was a point guard who played in the NBL for Perth Wildcats and Atlanta Hawks. 

He was a four-time champion and two-time MVP. Grace was born in New Zealand and played college ball in the United States. Grace was drafted by the Perth Wildcats in 1988. He won four championships with the club and was also named MVP in two grand finals.

Grace signed with the Atlanta Hawks in 1993 and helped the team to two more championships. He retired from playing in 2005. Grace is a two-time Australian Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and was also named to the NBL's 25th Anniversary Team.

Grace currently works as a basketball commentator for Fox Sports. Grace has two children and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

8. Damian Martin

Damian Martin Career

  • High school: , Gloucester, (Gloucester, New South Wales), Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Loyola Marymount (2003–2007)
  • NBA draft: 2007 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2002–2020
  • Position: Point guard
  • 2002–2003: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2007–2009: West Sydney Razorbacks / Sydney Spirit
  • 2009: Parramatta Wildcats
  • 2009–2020: Perth Wildcats
  • 2010: East Perth Eagles
  • 6× NBL champion (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020), NBL Grand Final MVP (2016), 6× NBL Best Defensive Player (2011–2015, 2018), All-NBL First Team (2011), 2× All-NBL Second Team (2013, 2014), All-NBL Third Team (2012), WCC All-Freshman Team (2004)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Commonwealth Games, : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition, FIBA U19 World Cup, : 2003 Greece: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition
  • FIBA U19 World Cup
  • : 2003 Greece: Team

Damian Martin is an Australian point guard who has played in the NBA since 2007. Martin played college basketball at Loyola Marymount, where he was a two-time All-American.

Martin was undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft but signed with the Atlanta Hawks. He played for the Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings before joining the Dallas Mavericks in 2016.

Martin has averaged 10.5 points, 4.8 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game in his career. He announced his retirement from the NBA in January 2020. Martin has two children. He is a member of the Australian Olympic team and played in the 2016 Olympic Games.

He has been named the 2017–2018 Most Improved Player in the NBA. Martin first came to prominence as a standout player for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Where he helped the team to six NBL championships over a ten-year period. After leaving the AIS, Martin joined the West Sydney Razorbacks in 2007.

He helped the team to two NBL championships and was also named MVP of the league’s Grand Final in 2016. In 2009, Martin moved to the Sydney Spirit and helped the team to another NBL title. 

He was also named MVP of the league’s Grand Final in that year. Martin joined the Perth Wildcats in 2010 and helped the team to two more NBL championships. He was also named MVP of the league’s Grand Final in both 2014 and 2016. Martin announced his retirement from professional basketball in 2020. 

He remains the Wildcats’ all-time record holder in both points and assists. Martin has also been a regular member of the Australia national basketball team, and has won a gold medal at the FIBA Oceania Championship in 2006 and a bronze medal at the FIBA World Championship in 2011.

9. Bryce Cotton

Bryce Cotton Career

  • High school: Palo Verde (Tucson, Arizona)
  • College: Providence (2010–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Austin Spurs
  • 2015: Utah Jazz
  • 2015–2016: Austin Spurs
  • 2015–2016: Phoenix Suns
  • 2016: Xinjiang Flying Tigers
  • 2016: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2016: Anadolu Efes
  • 2017–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2018: Brescia Leonessa
  • 3× NBL champion (2017, 2019, 2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), 2× NBL Grand Final MVP (2017, 2020), 3× NBL Most Valuable Player (2018, 2020, 2021), 2× NBL Fans MVP (2019, 2021), 5× All-NBL First Team (2018–2022), 5× NBL scoring champion (2017, 2019–2022), NBA D-League All-Star (2015), All-NBA D-League Second Team (2015), NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team (2015), 2× First-team All-Big East (2013, 2014), Big East tournament MVP (2014)

Bryce Cotton played college basketball at Providence, where he was a two-time All-Big East selection. Cotton was undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, but was signed by the Austin Spurs.

Cotton was traded to the Utah Jazz in 2015, and he has played for them since. Cotton is a two-time NBL All-Star, and he is regarded as one of the best shooting guards in the league. Cotton is set to join the Perth Wildcats for the 2022 season.

Bryce Cotton is a 3-time NBA D-League All-Star and 2-time NBL MVP. Cotton has also won an NBL Cup and been a part of 3 championship teams. His versatility has seen him play both small forward and shooting guard positions. Cotton is a scoring threat from anywhere on the court and is an excellent passer.

With his contract with the Perth Wildcats set to expire at the end of the season, Cotton is expected to attract interest from the NBA.

Also Played For: providence friars men's basketball, tucson basketball

10. James Crawford

Career

  • High school: Pine Hill (Pine Hill, Alabama)
  • College: , West Alabama (1977–1979), Cumberlands (1979–1981)
  • NBA draft: 1982 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1982–2003
  • Position: Power forward / Centre
  • 1982–1985: Geelong Supercats
  • 1986: Canberra Cannons
  • 1987–1999: Perth Wildcats
  • 2003: Canberra Cannons
  • 4x NBL's First Team (1982–1984, 1987), 3x NBL champion (1990, 1991, 1995), 10x NBL All-Star (1988–1997), NBL's 20th Anniversary Team, NBL's 25th Anniversary Team, No. 7 retired by Perth Wildcats, Australian Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2013)

James Crawford was a 6'8" power forward and centre who played in the NBA from 1982-2003. Crawford was a high school standout at Pine Hill in Pine Hill, Alabama, and was Undrafted in the 1982 NBA Draft.

Crawford began his professional career with the Utah Starzz of the NBA Development League in 1982. Crawford played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Atlanta Hawks in his career.

Crawford was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1983 and to the All-NBA Third Team in 1992. Crawford retired from the NBA after the 2003 season. He now works as an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz. Crawford has two daughters and two sons.

James Crawford was a player who spent most of his career with the Perth Wildcats. He was a three-time NBL champion and 10-time All-Star, and he was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Crawford was a long-time representative for Australia, and he reached the semifinal stage of the Olympic Games in 1992.

He was also a highly successful coach, guiding the Perth Wildcats to the NBL championship in 2007. Crawford's retirement in 2009 marked the end of an era in Australian basketball.

11. Shawn Redhage

Shawn Redhage Career

  • High school: Lincoln East, (Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • College: Arizona State (1999–2003)
  • NBA draft: 2003 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2004–2019
  • Position: Power forward
  • 2004: NW Tasmania Thunder
  • 2004: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2005: Bendigo Braves
  • 2005–2017: Perth Wildcats
  • 2008: Criollos de Caguas
  • 2009–2010: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2013: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2014: Capitanes de Arecibo
  • 2017–2018: Perth Redbacks
  • 2019: Perry Lakes Hawks
  • 4× NBL champion (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017), 2× All-NBL First Team (2008, 2010), 3× All-NBL Second Team (2006, 2007, 2009), 2× All-NBL Third Team (2011, 2013), BSN champion (2013), SBL champion (2017), SBL All-Star Five (2017), 2× SBL All-Star (2017, 2018), SBL scoring champion (2017), ABA champion (2005), 2× ABA Finals All-Star Five (2004, 2005), 2× SEABL South champion (2004, 2005), 2× SEABL South MVP (2004, 2005), No. 42 retired by Perth Wildcats

Shawn Redhage was born on January 21, 1981, in Jacksonville, Florida. Redhage played college basketball for Arizona State, and was undrafted in the 2003 NBA draft.

Redhage played in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Dallas Mavericks from 2004 to 2019. Redhage was a three-time All-Star, and was named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2009.

Redhage was traded to the Mavericks in February 2019, and retired from professional basketball in May 2019. Redhage is a father of three children, and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. Shawn Redhage is a three-time All-NBL First Team selection and two-time SBL scoring champion.

Redhage led the Wildcats to the NBL championship in 2010, 2014, and 2016 and was named the league's MVP in 2010. 

He has also won two ABA championships with the Wildcats in 2005 and 2006. Redhage has played in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as in the KK Union Olimpija Ljubljana and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Europe.

12. Jesse Wagstaff

Jesse Wagstaff Career

  • High school: Radford College, (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Metro State (2005–2009)
  • NBA draft: 2009 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2004–present
  • 2004: ACT Academy of Sport
  • 2005: Canberra Nationals
  • 2009: Canberra Gunners
  • 2009–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2010–2011: Perth Redbacks
  • 6× NBL champion (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), All-NBL Third Team (2012), NBL Best Sixth Man (2012), NBL Rookie of the Year (2010), RMAC East Division Player of the Year (2009), 2× First-team All-RMAC East Division (2008, 2009), 2× RMAC Tournament MVP (2007, 2009)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Commonwealth Games, : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition, : 2022 Birmingham: 3x3 Competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition
  • : 2022 Birmingham: 3x3 Competition

Jesse Wagstaff is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League (NBL). Wagstaff played college basketball for Metro State in New York before being drafted by the NBA without playing a game.

He has since had a successful career in the NBL, winning two championship titles with the Wildcats. Wagstaff is a powerful forward who can score in a variety of ways, both inside and outside the arc. He is a versatile player who can also provide backup support for his teammates on the court.

Wagstaff is a popular player with both his teammates and fans, thanks to his hard work and passion for the game. He is currently in his sixth season with the Wildcats, and looks set to continue his success in the NBL for many years to come. 

Jesse Wagstaff is a passionate player who loves to compete and give his best effort on the court. He is a dedicated player who always puts the team first, and is a great role model for young basketball players.

13. Andrew Vlahov

Andrew Vlahov Career

  • High school: Kent Street (Perth, Western Australia), South Eugene (Eugene, Oregon)
  • College: Stanford (1987–1991)
  • NBA draft: 1991 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1991–2002
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • 1991–2002: Perth Wildcats
  • 3x NBL champion (1991, 1995, 2000), NBL Grand Final MVP (1995), 2x All-NBL First Team (1992, 1995), NBL Rookie of the Year (1991), NBL's 20th Anniversary Team, No. 21 retired by Perth Wildcats, 2x Gaze Medal winner (1991, 1993), Australian Basketball Hall of Fame (2007), NIT champion (1991)

Andrew Vlahov was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1969. He attended high school at Kent Street in Perth and then played college basketball at Stanford.

Vlahov was drafted by the NBA in the 1991 draft but never played in the league. He then played in the NBA for six seasons from 1991 to 1998. After his NBA career, Vlahov played in Europe for several years.

He is now a basketball coach and commentator. Vlahov was a three-time NBL champion with the Perth Wildcats. Vlahov was a two-time All-NBL First Team selection and a Rookie of the Year. Vlahov was a Gaze Medal winner in 1991 and 1993.

Vlahov was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. Vlahov played in the NIT in 1991 and helped the Wildcats win the title. Vlahov retired in 2002.

14. Kevin Lisch

Kevin Lisch Career

  • High school: Althoff Catholic (Belleville, Illinois)
  • College: Saint Louis (2005–2009)
  • NBA draft: 2009 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2009–2020
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Coaching career: 2020–present
  • As player:, NBL champion (2010), NBL Grand Final MVP (2010), 2× NBL MVP (2012, 2016), NBL Best Defensive Player (2016), 3× All-NBL First Team (2012, 2013, 2016), All-NBL Second Team (2017), NBL scoring champion (2012), French Cup champion (2014), BSN champion (2013), BSN Finals MVP (2013), 2× Third-team All-Atlantic 10 (2008, 2009), 2× Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team (2007, 2008), Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team (2006), , As coach:, , NBL champion (2022)

Kevin Lisch is an assistant coach for the Sydney Kings in the NBL. Lisch played in the NBA from 2009 to 2020, and spent time with the Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks.

Lisch has been a coach since 2020, most recently with the Sydney Kings. Lisch was born in Belleville, Illinois, in 1986. Lisch played high school basketball at Althoff Catholic before attending Saint Louis University.

Lisch was undrafted out of college and played in the NBA for nine seasons. Lisch has coached in various leagues around the world, most recently with the Sydney Kings. Lisch is married and has two children. Lisch is a ambassador for ReachOut Australia, which helps people with mental health issues.

Kevin Lisch played basketball for Perth Wildcats from 2009 to 2013 and was a three time NBL MVP. He was also a French Cup champion and a 2x NBL scoring champion. 

He then moved to Nanterre and played for JSF Nanterre in 2013-2014. In 2014-2015, he played for CAI Zaragoza. Lisch then moved to the Illawarra Hawks in 2015-2016 and won the 2016 NBL championship. In 2016-2020, he coached Sydney Kings as an assistant.

Also Played For: st louis university basketball

15. Matthew Knight

Matthew Knight Career

  • High school: Smithton (Smithton, Tasmania)
  • College: Loyola Marymount (2003–2007)
  • NBA draft: 2007 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2007–2017
  • Position: Centre / Power forward
  • 2007–2009: West Sydney Razorbacks / Sydney Spirit
  • 2009: Kecskeméti KSE
  • 2009–2010: Soproni KC
  • 2010–2017: Perth Wildcats
  • 3× NBL champion (2014, 2016, 2017), All-NBL First Team (2013), 2× All-NBL Second Team (2015, 2016), All-NBL Third Team (2009), NBL Most Improved Player (2009), Hungarian League All-Star (2010), 2× First-team All-WCC (2006, 2007)

Matthew Knight was born on 31 May 1985 in Burnie, Tasmania. Knight attended high school in Smithton, Tasmania before attending college at Loyola Marymount.

Knight was not drafted by any NBA teams in the 2007 NBA draft, but he did sign with the Melbourne Tigers of the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL).

Knight played in the ANBL for the Melbourne Tigers from 2007 to 2017. Knight made his debut in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2007-08 season. Knight signed with the Indiana Pacers in the 2013-14 season and played for them until 2016.

Knight signed with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2016-17 season and played for them until 2017. Knight has played for the Australian national team at the World Championships and the Olympics. Knight has also played in Spain, Italy, Greece, and the United States.

16. Scott Fisher

Career

  • High school: Mission San Jose, (Fremont, California)
  • College: UC Santa Barbara (1982–1986)
  • NBA draft: 1986 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1986–2002
  • Position: Power forward
  • 3x NBL champion (1989, 1995, 2000), 2x NBL MVP (1989, 1992), NBL Grand Final MVP (1989), NBL's 20th Anniversary Team, NBL's 25th Anniversary Team, No. 30 retired by Perth Wildcats, Australian Basketball Hall of Fame inductee

Scott Fisher was an American power forward who played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002. Fisher attended high school at Mission San Jose in Fremont, California.

After playing two seasons at UC Santa Barbara, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Slammers in the 1986 NBA draft. He played for North Melbourne Giants from 1987 to 1990.

Fisher then played for the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, and Detroit Pistons before retiring in 2002. Fisher was a three-time All-Star and two-time champion with the Warriors.

He is the father of Australian basketball player Scott Fisher. Fisher was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He currently serves as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

Scott Fisher was a highly successful coach in the National Basketball League (NBL) and is best known for coaching the Perth Wildcats to three league championships. Fisher began his coaching career with the San Jose Jammers in 1989 and led the team to the NBL championship in 1990.

He then coached the North Melbourne Giants for two seasons before moving to Perth in 1993. In 2002, Fisher led the Wildcats to their third NBL championship. After coaching the Wildcats for six seasons, Fisher took a hiatus from coaching in 2004 to become the assistant coach for the Perth Wildcats.

He rejoined the Wildcats as head coach in 2007 and led the team to two more NBL championships in 2011 and 2014. 

Fisher was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. He has also served as an assistant coach for the Australian national team and was a head coach at Ohlone College.

17. Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis Career

  • Playing career: 1982–1997
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 6
  • Coaching career: 1998–present
  • As player:, 2× NBL champion (1990, 1991), No. 6 retired by Perth Wildcats, , As coach:, , WCC champion (2020), NBL champion (2000), SBL Coach of the Year (2000)

Ellis was a successful point guard in the National Basketball League (NBL) during the 1980s and 1990s. He played for the Perth Wildcats and the Swan City Mustangs in the NBL.

Ellis later became a successful coach in the NBL, guiding the Perth Wildcats to two championships (1998 and 2002) and the Geelong Supercats to two championships (2005 and 2007).

Ellis has also been a head coach in the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe Cup. Ellis is a three-time Australian NBL Coach of the Year (1998, 2002, 2007).

Ellis has also been a member of the coaching staff for the Australian men's national basketball team. Ellis played for the Stirling Senators from 1995-1997 and coached the Perth Wildcats from 1998-2003. Ellis helped the Wildcats win the NBL championship in 2000.

Ellis was later named SBL Coach of the Year in 2000. Ellis retired in 2003 after a stint with the Senators. Ellis has since coached the Stirling/Warwick Senators. Ellis has won two championships as a player and coach.

18. James Ennis III

James Ennis III Career

  • High school: Ventura (Ventura, California)
  • College: , Oxnard (2009–2010), Ventura (2010–2011), Long Beach State (2011–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2014: Perth Wildcats
  • 2014: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2014–2015: Miami Heat
  • 2015–2016: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2015–2016: →Iowa Energy
  • 2016: Iowa Energy
  • 2016: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2016–2018: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2018: Detroit Pistons
  • 2018–2019: Houston Rockets
  • 2019–2020: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2020–2021: Orlando Magic
  • 2021: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2022: Denver Nuggets
  • 2022: Hapoel Haifa
  • 2022–present: BC Samara
  • NBL champion (2014), All-NBL First Team (2014), AP honorable mention All-American (2013), Big West Player of the Year (2013), First-team All-Big West (2013), 2× First-team All-WSC (2010, 2011)

James Ennis III was born on July 1, 1990 in Ventura, California. He played high school basketball for Ventura (Ventura, California). He played college basketball for Long Beach State.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA draft. He has played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, and Philadelphia 76ers. He is currently a free agent. James Ennis III has been a consistent scorer in the NBA for several years now.

He has played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, and Brooklyn Nets in his career. Ennis is a high-energy player who loves to play in the open court. In 2018, Ennis signed with the Detroit Pistons. He averaged 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in the NBA this season.

Ennis is a versatile player who can play shooting guard, small forward, and center. He is a natural scorer who can shoot from outside and inside the arc. Ennis is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. He is a fan favorite and is widely respected by his peers.

19. Todd Blanchfield

Todd Blanchfield Career

  • High school: Mackay State, (Mackay, Queensland)
  • Playing career: 2007–present
  • 2007: Mackay Meteors
  • 2008: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2009–2010: Mackay Meteors
  • 2009–2015: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2011–2013: Townsville Heat
  • 2014: Mackay Meteors
  • 2015: Southland Sharks
  • 2015–2017: Melbourne United
  • 2017: Townsville Heat
  • 2017–2018: Sydney Kings
  • 2018: Mackay Meteors
  • 2018–2020: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2019: Southland Sharks
  • 2020–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2022: Rockhampton Rockets
  • NBL Cup winner (2021), NZNBL champion (2015), NZNBL All-Star Five (2015), All-NBL Second Team (2015), NBL Most Improved Player (2015), QBL MVP (2018), 4× QBL All-League Team (2011, 2012, 2014, 2018), 2× QBL U23 Youth Player of the Year (2011, 2012)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2017 Lebanon:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2017 Lebanon:

Todd Blanchfield is an Australian shooting guard and small forward who has played in the NBL for the Perth Wildcats since the 2017–18 season. Todd Blanchfield was born in Mackay, Queensland in 1991 and raised in Mudgeeraba.

Todd Blanchfield first played basketball at the local Mackay State High School before being drafted into the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 2007. Todd Blanchfield played two seasons at the AIS before being drafted by the Perth Wildcats in 2009.

Todd Blanchfield has since played for the Wildcats in each of their nine seasons in the NBL. Todd Blanchfield has also played for the Australian national team, including at the 2014 FIBA World Championship. Todd Blanchfield is currently in his tenth season with the Wildcats and is a key member of the team.

Todd Blanchfield is a three-time NBL Most Improved Player and was also named an NBL All-Star in 2018. Todd Blanchfield is currently signed with the Perth Wildcats until the end of the 2020–21 NBL season.

20. Oliver Hayes-Brown

Career

  • High school: Peninsula Grammar, (Melbourne, Victoria)
  • College: UC Riverside (2020–2021)
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017: Frankston Blues
  • 2018–2019; 2021: Dandenong Rangers
  • 2021–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2022: Willetton Tigers
  • 2023–: Keilor Thunder

Standing at 6'10", Oliver Hayes-Brown is one of the tallest players in the NBL and is also one of the most physical. Hayes-Brown started his NBL career with the Perth Wildcats in 2018 and was a key player for the team in their playoff run.

Hayes-Brown is a versatile player, able to play both center and power forward. Hayes-Brown is a young player with a lot of potential and is sure to improve in the future. Hayes-Brown is a national team player and has represented Australia at youth level.

Hayes-Brown played college basketball at UC Riverside and is currently a Wildcats player. Hayes-Brown has a lengthy playing career with the Perth Wildcats that began in 2021. 

Hayes-Brown has been a consistent performer for the Wildcats, averaging about 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game over the course of his career.

Hayes-Brown is a versatile player who can play both small forward and power forward positions. Hayes-Brown is a strong defender who can make an impact on the court both offensively and defensively. 

Hayes-Brown is committed to helping his team win and is a vocal leader on the court. Hayes-Brown is a hard worker who puts in a lot of effort on and off the court.

Hayes-Brown is a popular player with his teammates and is known for his fun-loving personality. Hayes-Brown is set to graduate from high school in 2020 and is hopeful to continue his basketball career at a higher level.

21. Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers Career

  • College: , North Idaho College (1993–1994), Gonzaga (1994–1997)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 1992–2010
  • Position: Centre
  • 1992–1994: Adelaide Buffalos
  • 1992–1993: Adelaide 36ers
  • 1997–1998: Real Madrid
  • 1998–2002: Perth Wildcats
  • 2002–2003: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2003–2005: Casademont Girona
  • 2005–2010: Perth Wildcats
  • 2006: Willetton Tigers
  • 2010: East Perth Eagles
  • 2× NBL champion (2000, 2010), NBL MVP (2000), 2× All-NBL First Team (2000, 2002), 3× All-NBL Second Team (1999, 2001, 2007), All-NBL Third Team (2008), SBL All-Star Five (2006), First-team All-WCC (1996)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, : 2006 Melbourne: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • : 2006 Melbourne: Team competition

Paul Rogers was born on September 29, 1973, in Adelaide, South Australia. He attended North Idaho College, before playing for Gonzaga from 1994-1997. Rogers was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1997 NBA draft, and played for the team from 1992-2010.

He is best known for his time with the Lakers, where he won three championships. Rogers is a two-time All-Star, and was named the Lakers' MVP in 2005. He announced his retirement from professional basketball in 2010. In his 10-year NBA career, Rogers averaged 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Rogers is now a color commentator for the Lakers' radio broadcasts. Rogers is married and has two children. 

Rogers was a two-time NBL champion with the Perth Wildcats and an MVP with the 2000 squad. Rogers' career was briefly interrupted by an ACL injury, but he bounced back to play for Adelaide 36ers and Casademont Girona.

He retired in 2010 after a stint with East Perth Eagles. Rogers is now a commentator for the Wildcats.

22. Luke Travers

Luke Travers Career

  • High school: Willetton Senior, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
  • Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2019: Rockingham Flames
  • 2019–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2020: Cockburn Cougars
  • NBL champion (2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), SBL Most Improved Player (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship, : 2017 China: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship
  • : 2017 China: Team

Luke Travers was born on 3 September 2001 in Perth, Western Australia. He attended Willetton Senior High School and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA draft.

Travers has played for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL since 2022. He is a guard and forward and is currently averaging 17.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. In the 2019–20 season, he helped the Wildcats reach the 2019 NBL Grand Final, where they lost to the Sydney Kings.

Travers has represented Australia at the U19, U22 and U25 levels. He is contracted to play with the Wildcats until the end of the 2021–22 season. After that, he has the option to sign with an overseas team. Luke Travers is a rising star in the NBA and is set to continue his success in the future.

Luke Travers has represented Australia at the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship. He was also a standout player at the 2017 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship and helped Australia to a bronze medal. 

Travers averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game at the tournament. He has since joined the Perth Wildcats in the NBL and is looking to build on his impressive performance at the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship.

In 2020, Travers will compete in the NBL Cup with the Perth Wildcats. Travers is a versatile player who can play both inside and out. He is a tireless worker who is always looking to improve his game. 

Luke Travers is a talented player who is looking to continue his success in the NBL and internationally. He is a hardworking player who is looking to help Perth Wildcats win titles in the future.

23. Cal Bruton

Career

  • High school: Springfield Gardens, (Queens, New York)
  • College: Wichita State (1972–1976)
  • NBA draft: 1976 / Undrafted
  • Position: Guard
  • As player:, NBL champion (1985), 2× All-NBL First Team (1983, 1984), NBL scoring champion (1979), NBL's 20th Anniversary Team (1998), NBL's 25th Anniversary Team (2003), , As coach:, , NBL champion (1990), NBL Coach of the Year (1982)

Cal Bruton was born in New York City in 1954. He attended high school in Springfield Gardens in Queens before going on to play college basketball at Wichita State.

He was drafted by the Brisbane Bullets in the 1976 NBA draft but never played in the league. He moved to Australia in the early 1980s and played for the Geelong Supercats and Perth Wildcats before retiring in 1992.

Cal Bruton is now a basketball coach and has worked with a number of youth teams. Cal Bruton played in the NBL for several years and was a two-time All-NBL First Team selection. Bruton also played for the Perth Wildcats and the Hobart Devils in the ABA.

He coached the West Sydney Razorbacks in the NBL from 2007 to 2013. Bruton has also coached in the Philippines and Spain. He is a member of the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame. Bruton was inducted into the Geelong Supercats Hall of Fame in 2018. Cal Bruton is currently an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.

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24. Majok Majok

Majok Majok Career

  • High school: , Kingsway Christian College, (Perth, Western Australia), Northfield Mount Hermon, (Northfield, Massachusetts)
  • College: , Midland College (2010–2012), Ball State (2012–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2007–present
  • 2007: East Perth Eagles
  • 2008: Kalamunda Eastern Suns
  • 2014–2015: Helios Suns
  • 2015–2018: Melbourne United
  • 2018: Wellington Saints
  • 2018–2019: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2019: Frankston Blues
  • 2019–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2022: Warwick Senators
  • 2× NBL champion (2018, 2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), 2× Third-team All-MAC (2013, 2014)

Majok Majok was born in South Sudan and began playing basketball at a young age. Majok Majok played college basketball at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts before being drafted by the Perth Wildcats in the NBL in 2016.

Majok Majok is a powerful center/power forward who is known for his long range shooting and strong rebounding. Majok Majok is a valuable member of the Perth Wildcats and is looking to help the team win the NBL championship in 2022.

Majok Majok is a Cameroonian-born Australian professional basketball player who has played in both the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Professional Basketball League (APBL). 

Majok Majok has played for the East Perth Eagles, Kalamunda Eastern Suns, Helios Suns, Melbourne United, Wellington Saints, and Perth Wildcats in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Professional Basketball League (APBL).

Majok Majok has also played for the Cameroon national basketball team at the FIBA Africa Championship, the AfroBasket 2017, the AfroBasket 2019, and the AfroBasket 2021. 

Majok Majok has won two NBL Championships (2018, 2020) and a NBL Cup (2021) with the Perth Wildcats. Majok Majok has also been named to the All-NBL Second Team (2018) and the All-APBL First Team (2014). 

Majok Majok has played in the French LNB Pro A and the Italian Serie A. Majok Majok is a member of the Cameroonian diaspora. Majok Majok was born on 11 January 1991 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

25. Trevor Gleeson

Trevor Gleeson Career

  • High school: Emmanuel College, (Warrnambool, Victoria)
  • Coaching career: 1990–present
  • 5× NBL champion (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), 2× NBL Coach of the Year (2011, 2021), CVIBL champion (1990)

Trevor Gleeson is an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors in the NBA. Gleeson has been coaching in the NBA since the 1990s. Gleeson played professionally in the Australian Basketball League (ABL) for several seasons.

Gleeson has a wealth of coaching experience, having worked with teams in the ABL, the National Basketball League (NBA), and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) competitions. Gleeson is a passionate coach who is known for his motivational speeches to players.

Gleeson is a strong advocate for player development and is known for his focus on player development drills. Gleeson is a tireless worker who is known for his attention to detail. Gleeson is highly respected by his players and peers, and is widely considered to be a top coaching talent.

Gleeson is a key member of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff and is responsible for helping to coach the team's offence and defence.

26. TaShawn Thomas

TaShawn Thomas Career

  • High school: Killeen (Killeen, Texas)
  • College: , Houston (2011–2014), Oklahoma (2014–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2016: Mitteldeutscher BC
  • 2016–2017: Vanoli Cremona
  • 2017–2018: Hapoel Holon
  • 2018–2021: Hapoel Jerusalem
  • 2021–2022: Le Mans
  • 2022–present: Perth Wildcats
  • LNB Pro A All-First Team (2022), LNB All-Star (2022), 3× Israeli State Cup winner (2018–2020), Israeli League Cup winner (2019), Israeli State Cup MVP (2019), Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year (2019), All-Champions League First Team (2020), Third-team All-Big 12 (2015), Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2015), Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2015), Second-team All-AAC (2014), First-team All-C-USA (2013), C-USA All-Defensive Team (2013), C-USA All-Freshman Team (2012)

Thomas was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1993. He played college basketball at Houston and Oklahoma. He was not drafted into the NBA, but signed with the Perth Wildcats in 2015.

Thomas has since played for the Sydney Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. He has also played for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. Thomas is a power forward and center.

He has played in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sydney Kings, and Milwaukee Bucks. He is currently playing for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. Thomas has a height of 6ft 8in and a weight of 240lb.

TaShawn Thomas is a versatile forward who has spent the last two seasons playing in the Israeli League. Thomas was a Second-team All-AAC performer in 2014 while at Oklahoma State. He has also played in the LNB Pro A All-First Team in 2022.

Thomas is a 6-foot-8 forward who is known for his athleticism and scoring ability. He is expected to join the Perth Wildcats next season.

27. Tai Webster

Tai Webster Career

  • High school: Westlake Boys, (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • College: Nebraska (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012: Auckland Pirates
  • 2012–2013: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2013: Waikato Pistons
  • 2017–2018: Skyliners Frankfurt
  • 2018–2020: Galatasaray
  • 2020–2021: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2021–2022: Žalgiris Kaunas
  • 2022: Petkim Spor
  • 2023–present: Perth Wildcats
  • NBL champion (2013), King Mindaugas Cup winner (2022), NZNBL champion (2012), NZNBL Rookie of the Year (2013), Second-team All-Big Ten (2017)

Tai Webster was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1995. Webster played college ball for Nebraska and was a key player for the Cornhuskers in 2017. Webster was not drafted in the 2017 NBA Draft but he has been playing in the NBL for Perth Wildcats since 2017.

Webster is a point guard and shooting guard who is averaging 16.4 points and 4.6 assists per game for the Wildcats this season. 

Webster has played in the NBA Development League for the Greensboro Swarm and the Erie BayHawks. Webster is a versatile player who can play both shooting guard and point guard positions.

Webster is a hard-working player who is always looking to contribute to his team. Webster is a potential future NBA star. Webster is a very talented player who is deserving of the recognition he has received thus far in his career.

28. Corey Shervill

Corey Shervill Career

  • High school: Aquinas College, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • College: St. Edward's (2017–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2021 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2018;, 2020–2021: Lakeside Lightning
  • 2020–present: Perth Wildcats
  • SBL Most Improved Player (2017)

Corey Shervill was born on March 19th, 1998 in Perth, Western Australia. He attended high school at Aquinas College and played for the Wildcats in the NBL.

Shervill is a forward and has a height of 201 cm and a weight of 100 kg. Corey Shervill has played for the Wildcats since the 2017-2018 season. Corey Shervill is a talented player and is a key member of the Perth Wildcats.

Corey Shervill is a Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League (NBL). Shervill played college basketball at St. Edward's in Perth, where he spent two seasons before declaring for the NBA draft in 2021.

Shervill was undrafted but was signed by the Lakeside Lightning in the NBL prior to the 2020–21 season. 

He played in all 30 games for the Lightning that season, averaging 10.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.  In 2020, Shervill signed with the Perth Wildcats in the NBL, where he has played every season since.

He has averaged 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in 123 career games.  Shervill has been a part of the Australian national team since 2016, and he played in the 2019 World Cup. 

He averaged 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in five games for Australia.  Shervill is a two-time SBL Most Improved Player, and he was named in the NBL All-Star team in 2018.

29. DeAndre Daniels

DeAndre Daniels Career

  • High school: , Taft (Woodland Hills, California), IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: UConn (2011–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Perth Wildcats
  • 2016: Raptors 905
  • 2016–2017: Dinamica Mantova
  • 2017: Erie BayHawks
  • 2017: Maine Red Claws
  • 2018: Agua Caliente Clippers
  • 2018: Spartak Primorye
  • 2019: Texas Legends
  • 2019: Caneros Del Este
  • 2019–2020: KTP Basket
  • 2021: Manawatu Jets
  • 2022–present: Townsville Heat
  • NZNBL blocks leader (2021), NCAA champion (2014)

A 30-year-old small forward out of Taft HS in Woodland Hills, CA, DeAndre Daniels played four seasons at UConn, averaging 12.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.

He was a Second Team All-American as a senior in 2014 and was drafted 2nd overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2014 NBA draft. In his first season with the Raptors, Daniels averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.

He shot 41% from the field and 36% from three-point range. In the 2016-17 season, Daniels averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. He shot 43% from the field and 38% from three-point range. In the 2017-18 season, Daniels averaged 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.

He shot 44% from the field and 38% from three-point range. In the 2018-19 season, Daniels averaged 17.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. He shot 46% from the field and 41% from three-point range.

30. Ater Majok

Ater Majok Career

  • High school: American International School of Sydney, (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • College: UConn (2009–2010)
  • NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010: FMV Işık Okulları
  • 2010–2011: Perth Wildcats
  • 2011: Gold Coast Blaze
  • 2011–2012: SPU Nitra
  • 2012–2013: Tsmoki-Minsk
  • 2013: KCC Egis
  • 2013–2014: BG Göttingen
  • 2014–2015: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2015–2016: Trefl Sopot
  • 2016: Beijing Eastern Bucks
  • 2016–2017: Homenetmen Beirut
  • 2017: Luoyang Zhonghe
  • 2017–2018: Sagesse Club
  • 2018: Al-Muharraq
  • 2018: Shaanxi Xinda
  • 2018–2019: Champville SC
  • 2019: Shaanxi Xinda
  • 2019–2020: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2020–2021: Al-Arabi
  • 2020–2021: US Monastir
  • 2021: Beirut Club
  • 2021–2022: Ezzahra Sports
  • 2022: US Monastir
  • 2022: Bucaneros de La Guaira
  • 2022–present: Al Riyadi Beirut
  • BAL champion (2022), BAL Defensive Player of the Year (2022), All-BAL First Team (2022), BAL All-Defensive Team (2022), Chinese NBL champion (2018), 3× Chinese NBL Defensive Player of the Year (2016, 2018, 2019), Henri Chalhoub Tournament champion (2017), German Second League champion (2014), Belarus League champion (2013), Slovakia Cup champion (2012), 2× Tunisian League champion (2020, 2021), Tunisian League Best Foreign Player (2020)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Lebanon, Arab Basketball Championship, : Dubai 2022:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Lebanon
  • Arab Basketball Championship
  • : Dubai 2022:

Majok was born in Khartoum, Sudan in 1987. He played college basketball for UConn and was drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Majok has since played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Memphis Grizzlies.

He has also played for the Australian national team and represented South Sudan in international competition. Majok is a power forward and center and is one of the most experienced players in the NBA. He has won two championships with the Memphis Grizzlies and is a key player on their team.

Majok is also known for his strong rebounding and defensive skills. He is a popular player with his fans and is highly respected by his teammates. Majok is scheduled to play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2018–19 season. 

Ater Majok was born in Sudan and raised in Germany. Majok played college basketball at the University of Missouri where he was a two-time All-American and was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

Majok played in the NBA for six seasons before signing with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe in 2013. Majok has also played in the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Spanish ACB, and Turkish Süper Lig. 

Majok has competed for the Sudan national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Majok was named the German Bundesliga’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 and the Turkish Süper Lig’s Most Valuable Player in 2013.

Majok has two daughters and is married to German basketball player Lisa Angerer. Majok retired from professional basketball in 2017 and currently works as a basketball commentator for German broadcaster Sky Sport. Majok was named the German Sportsperson of the Year in 2018.

31. Jermaine Beal

Jermaine Beal Career

  • High school: DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas)
  • College: Vanderbilt (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–2017
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Coaching career: 2018–present
  • Israeli National League champion (2017), Belgian League champion (2016), 2× NBL champion (2014, 2016), NBL Grand Final MVP (2014), All-NBL Second Team (2014), First-team All-SEC (2010)

Beal was a shooting guard and point guard who played in the NBA for six seasons from 2010 to 2017. Beal was drafted in the 2010 NBA draft but did not play for a team for two years before joining the Washington Wizards in 2013.

Beal was a two-time All-Star and won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2013. Beal was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, and then to the Boston Celtics in 2018. Beal is currently a coach for the Washington Wizards. Beal was born in 1987 in Dallas, Texas.

Beal attended DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. Beal played college basketball at Vanderbilt before being drafted by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA draft. Beal retired from professional basketball in 2017. Jermaine Beal played college basketball for two seasons at Virginia Tech.

Beal was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. Beal has spent his entire NBA career with the Washington Wizards. 

Beal was a key member of the Washington Wizards' 2017 NBA Championship team. Beal was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in the offseason of 2018.

Beal is a two-time NBA All-Star and two-time recipient of the Most Improved Player Award. Beal is a member of the United States National Team and was a part of the 2017 FIBA World Cup team. Beal announced his retirement from the NBA on May 14, 2019. Beal is married and has two children.

32. Sam Harris

Sam Harris Career

  • High school: , Launceston College, (Launceston, Tasmania), Lake Ginninderra College, (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Old Dominion (2004–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2001–2013
  • Position: Centre
  • 2001–2004: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2008: NW Tasmania Thunder
  • 2008–2009: Singapore Slingers
  • 2009: NW Tasmania Thunder
  • 2009–2010: Perth Wildcats
  • 2010: East Perth Eagles
  • 2010–2011: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2011: Bendigo Braves
  • 2012: Hobart Chargers
  • 2012–2013: NW Tasmania Thunder
  • NBL champion (2010)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA U19 World Cup, : 2003 Greece: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA U19 World Cup
  • : 2003 Greece: Team

Sam Harris is an Australian professional basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Sam Harris played college basketball at Old Dominion before being drafted without playing in the NBA.

Harris has played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, and Brooklyn Nets. In 2013, Harris left the NBA and returned to Australia to play for the Sydney Kings. 

Harris has written a number of books on philosophy and religion, including The End of Faith and The Moral Landscape.

Harris has been critical of Islam and has advocated for reducing the role of Islam in society. Harris is a vocal supporter of the legalization of marijuana. 

Sam Harris was married in 2016 to the writer and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In early 2017, Harris announced he was abandoning his academic career to become a full-time writer.

33. Mitch Norton

Mitch Norton Career

  • High school: Pimlico State, (Townsville, Queensland)
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011–2016: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2012–2015: Townsville Heat
  • 2016–2017: Southland Sharks
  • 2016–2018: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2018–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2× NBL champion (2019, 2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), QBL U23 Youth Player of the Year (2015)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Commonwealth Games, : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2017 Lebanon:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2017 Lebanon:

Mitch Norton is a professional Australian basketball player who currently plays for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. Norton was born in Townsville, Queensland in April 1993 and played high school basketball for Pimlico State.

Norton signed with the Townsville Crocodiles in 2011 and played with the team until 2016. Norton then signed with the Townsville Heat and played with the team until 2018. Norton joined the Perth Wildcats in the NBL in 2018. Mitch Norton was born on February 2, 1994 in Perth, Western Australia.

Norton played for the Southland Sharks in the NBL from 2016 to 2018, before moving to the Illawarra Hawks in 2019. Norton was named NBL champion with the Hawks in 2019 and 2020, and won the NBL Cup in 2021. 

Norton was also named QBL U23 Youth Player of the Year in 2015. Norton represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, where he won a gold medal. Norton is a versatile player who can play both the point and shooting guard positions. 

Norton is currently a member of the Perth Wildcats in the NBA2K League. Norton is a very strong player who is capable of scoring points at a high rate. Norton is expected to continue his basketball career in the NBA2K League and possibly also in the NBA.

34. Angus Brandt

Angus Brandt Career

  • High school: Blaxland, (Blaxland, New South Wales), Lake Forest Academy, (Lake Forest, Illinois)
  • College: Oregon State (2009–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014: Penrith Panthers
  • 2014–2016: Sydney Kings
  • 2016: Neptūnas Klaipėda
  • 2016–2019: Perth Wildcats
  • 2018–2019: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • 2019: Wuhan Dangdai
  • 2019–2020: Pistoia Basket 2000
  • 2020–2021: Shiga Lakestars
  • 2021–present: Kagawa Five Arrows
  • 2× NBL champion (2017, 2019), NBL Rookie of the Year (2015), NZNBL All-Star Five (2018), Second-team Pac-12 All-Academic (2014), First-team Pac-12 All-Academic (2011)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Commonwealth Games, : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2017 Lebanon:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2018 Gold Coast: Team competition
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2017 Lebanon:

Angus Brandt is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Kagawa Five Arrows of the B.League in Indonesia. Brandt played college basketball for Oregon State before being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA draft but never played for them.

He has played in the B.League for the Kagawa Five Arrows since 2014. Brandt is 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 251 pounds. Brandt has played for Australia at the international level. 

He has been a member of the Australian national team since 2013. Brandt has had a successful career in the B.League, winning two championships with the Kagawa Five Arrows.

Angus Brandt is a professional basketball player who has played for the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League (NBL). 

He was born in New Zealand in 1992, and he played for the Neptrūnas Klaipėda team in the Lithuanian Basketball League in 2016. Brandt signed with the Perth Wildcats for the 2016–2017 season and he helped the team win the NBL championship.

He signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2017–2018 season and he helped the team win the NBL championship. Brandt signed with the Wuhan Dangdai team in the Chinese Basketball Association for the 2018–2019 season. 

He returned to the Sydney Kings for the 2019–2020 season. He signed with the Kagawa Five Arrows team in the Japanese B.League for the 2020–2021 season. He is a two-time NBL champion and a two-time NBL Rookie of the Year.

He has been a member of the NZNBL All-Star Five and the Second-team Pac-12 All-Academic.

35. David Bailey

Career

  • High school: Westinghouse (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: Loyola Chicago (1999–2003)
  • NBA draft: 2003 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2003–2012
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 13, 15
  • 2003–2004: Idaho Stampede
  • 2004: Šibenik
  • 2004: Le Mans Sarthe
  • 2004–2005: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2005–2006: Perth Wildcats
  • 2006: BCM Gravelines
  • 2006: Hyères-Toulon
  • 2006–2007: Tartu Ülikool/Rock
  • 2007: Dodge City Legend
  • 2007–2008: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2008: PBG Basket Poznan
  • 2008–2009: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2009–2011: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2011–2012: Idaho Stampede
  • CBA Rookie of the Year (2004), CBA All-Rookie Team (2004), 2× First-team All-Horizon League (2001, 2002), Second-team All-Horizon League (2003)

David Bailey played for Šibenik in the 2004 season and Le Mans Sarthe in the 2005 season. David Bailey was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2003 NBA Draft but was not signed.

He later played for the Chicago Bulls and then the Los Angeles Lakers. David Bailey had a successful career in the NBA, winning a championship with the Lakers in 2009. David Bailey retired from the NBA in 2012.

He now works as a commentator for NBA games. David Bailey is married and has two children. David Bailey is a popular figure in the United States, and he has been known to give back to his community with charity work.

David Bailey is a Point Guard and is 5'8" and 165 pounds. David Bailey was born in the United Kingdom and played college basketball at Sioux Falls. Bailey was drafted by the Perth Wildcats in the second round of the 2005 CBA draft.

Bailey led the Wildcats to the 2006 CBA championship game, where they lost to the BCM Gravelines. In 2007, Bailey was drafted by the Tartu Ülikool/Rock in the Euroleague draft. Bailey played for the Dodge City Legend in the 2007–2008 season.

Bailey signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the 2008 CBA season. Bailey led the Skyforce to the playoffs in each of his four seasons with the team. Bailey was named to the All-CBA Second Team in 2010 and 2011. Bailey signed with the Idaho Stampede in the 2012 CBA season.

36. Dillon Boucher

Dillon Boucher Career

  • High school: Papatoetoe (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Playing career: 1994–2018
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • 1994–2001: Auckland Rebels/Stars
  • 2002–2003: Waikato Titans
  • 2003–2005: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2004–2009: Auckland Stars
  • 2005–2006: Perth Wildcats
  • 2006–2008: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2008–2013: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2010: Harbour Heat
  • 2011–2012: Auckland Pirates
  • 2013: Wellington Saints
  • 2014–2018: Super City Rangers
  • 9× NZNBL champion (1995–1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2012), NZNBL Final MVP (2005), NZNBL Kiwi MVP (2003), 3× NZNBL All-Star Five (2002, 2003, 2007), 4× NBL champion (2007, 2011–2013), NBL Best Defensive Player (2010), No. 24 retired by New Zealand Breakers
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  New Zealand, Commonwealth Games, : 2006 Melbourne: Team Competition
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  New Zealand
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2006 Melbourne: Team Competition

Dillon Boucher is a professional basketball player who has played for various teams in the New Zealand and Australian leagues. Boucher was born in 1975 in Taranaki, New Zealand and played high school basketball in Auckland.

He made his professional debut in 1994 with the Auckland Rebels before playing for the Stars, Titans, Breakers, and Bullets. Boucher has played in the NBA for the Pacers, Heat, and Hornets, as well as in the Chinese and Euroleague leagues.

He has won a number of awards, including the 2013-14 MVP of the Australian NBL, and was a member of the New Zealand national team that competed in the 2016 Olympic Games. Boucher is married and has two children. Boucher is currently a power forward for the Indiana Pacers.

Dillon Boucher is a 6'10" center from the United States who last played for the Wellington Saints in the New Zealand Breakers competition. 

Boucher first came to prominence in the New Zealand junior system, winning back-to-back championships with the Nelson Giants in 2003 and 2004 before progressing to the senior level.

Boucher has played for several teams in the United States, most notably the New Orleans Pelicans and the Brooklyn Nets, but he is now based in Wellington and is a key player for the Saints. 

Boucher is a very physical player and is known for his rebounding, shot blocking, and defensive prowess. He is a natural center and is also a good passer and scorer off the dribble.

Boucher has been a mainstay in the New Zealand Breakers team for several years and is now looking to add a NZNBL title to his trophy cabinet. Boucher has been a regular member of the United States national team, and has played at the FIBA World Championships

The Olympic Games, and the World Cup. He is a very popular player in New Zealand, and is well-known and respected by his peers and the fans.

Boucher has a very promising future and is likely to continue to play at a high level for many years to come.

37. Matt Burston

Career

  • High school: Christ Church Grammar School, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • Playing career: 2000–present
  • 2000–2006: Perth Wildcats
  • 2006–2009: South Dragons
  • 2009: Al Arabi Club Doha
  • 2009–2010: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2010–2013: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2011: Al Arabi Club Doha
  • 2013: Al Rayyan Doha
  • 2013–2016: Cairns Taipans
  • Qatar Emir Cup champion (2013), NBL champion (2009), NBL Most Improved Player (2003), 3× SBL champion (2001–2002), SBL Rookie of the Year (2000)

Matt Burston began his professional career with the Perth Wildcats in 2000. He has played for the Melbourne Tigers, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Memphis Grizzlies during his career.

He is currently a free agent and is looking for a new team. Matt Burston is a tall player at 211 cm and 103 kg. He is a very good player and has been in the Australian national team for a number of years.

Matt Burston is a good player who can score points and rebound. He is a Center or Power Forward and is very versatile. Matt Burston is retired from professional basketball and is now looking for a new team.

Matt Burston is a good player who can score points and rebound. Matt Burston is a professional basketball player who has played in the NBL and the SBL. Burston has also played for the Adelaide 36ers, Melbourne Tigers, Al Arabi Club Doha, and Cairns Taipans.

Matt Burston has won various awards during his career, including the Qatar Emir Cup champion and the NBL champion. Matt Burston is a versatile player who can play both guard positions. Matt Burston is currently a player for the Al Rayyan Doha team.

38. Darren Brooks

Career

  • High school: Jennings (Jennings, Missouri)
  • College: Southern Illinois (2000–2005)
  • NBA draft: 2005 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2005–2008
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • 2005: MPC Capitals
  • 2005: Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
  • 2006: Albuquerque Thunderbirds
  • 2006–2007: Perth Wildcats
  • 2007: Atléticos de San Germán
  • 2007–2008: BG Göttingen
  • 2008: APOEL B.C.
  • 2× MVC Player of the Year (2004, 2005)

Darren Brooks attended high school in Jennings, Missouri. Brooks played college basketball at Southern Illinois. Brooks was not drafted by an NBA team, but he played in the 2005 NBA draft.

Brooks played for the Sacramento Kings during the 2005-2006 season. Brooks then played for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2006-2007 season. Brooks was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2007.

Brooks was then traded to the New Orleans Hornets in 2008. Brooks retired from professional basketball in 2008. Brooks now works as a basketball coach at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri. Darren Brooks is a player that has experience playing at both the professional and collegiate level.

Darren Brooks is known for his strong defensive play, and is a consistent contributor on both sides of the ball. Darren Brooks is a versatile player that can play multiple positions on the court.

 Darren Brooks is a player that is always looking to improve his game, and has a high work ethic. Darren Brooks is a player that is highly respected by his teammates and opponents, and is always looking to improve.

Darren Brooks is a player that is always looking to be a part of the winning team, and is a key contributor on both sides of the ball. Darren Brooks is a player that is highly valued by his team, and is a key player on both sides of the ball. 

Darren Brooks is a player that is always looking to contribute in any way possible, and is a valuable asset to any team. Darren Brooks is a player that is looking to build on the success he has had in the past, and is poised for continued success in the future.

39. Everard Bartlett

Career

  • High school: , Church College, (Hamilton, New Zealand), Wasatch Academy, (Mount Pleasant, Utah)
  • Playing career: 2005–2022
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Coaching career: 2023–present
  • NZNBL champion (2006)

Everard Bartlett played shooting guard and point guard for several professional teams in New Zealand, the United States, and Europe. He became head coach of the Hawke's Bay Hawks in December of 2016.

Bartlett was born in 1986 in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. He played high school basketball for Church College in Hamilton, New Zealand, and then attended Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

Bartlett played shooting guard and point guard for several professional teams in New Zealand, the United States, and Europe. He became head coach of the Hawke's Bay Hawks in December of 2016. Bartlett is married and has two children.

He is known for his creative coaching style and his teams' successes in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). Bartlett is a member of the New Zealand national basketball team and has played in several international tournaments.

40. Ben Purser

Ben Purser Career

  • High school: Christ Church Grammar School, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • College: Augusta (2010–2011)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2008–present: Perry Lakes Hawks
  • 2011–2013: Perth Wildcats
  • 2× SBL / NBL1 West champion (2018, 2021), SBL Grand Final MVP (2018), SBL All-Star Five (2018), 4× SBL All-Defensive Five (2016–2019), SBL Most Improved Player (2009)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing Australia, FIBA Oceania Tournament, : 2009 Northern Mariana Islands:  
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing Australia
  • FIBA Oceania Tournament
  • : 2009 Northern Mariana Islands:  

Purser was born in 1990 in Perth, Western Australia. Purser attended Christ Church Grammar School where he played basketball. Purser did not play college basketball but instead played in the NBL1 West for the Perry Lakes Hawks.

Purser was not drafted in the 2012 NBA draft but has played in the NBA since 2008 with the Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, and now the Toronto Raptors. Purser is a forward and is listed at 6'7" and 200 lbs. Purser is a strong player with good ball handling skills.

Purser is a hard worker and is always looking to improve his game. Purser is a team player who is always looking to help his team win. 

Purser is a valuable member of the Raptors and is an important part of their team. Purser was born in Perth, Western Australia. Purser started playing basketball when he was just five years old.

Purser played his junior basketball for the Perth Wildcats. Purser then played for the Perry Lakes Hawks in the South West Basketball League. Purser then transferred to the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League. 

Purser made his NBL debut in 2012. Purser has played for the Perry Lakes Hawks, the Perth Wildcats, and the Perth Altitude in the South West Basketball League.

Purser has also played for the Australian Under-19 national team. Purser has also played for the Australian Under-21 national team. Purser has also played for the Australian Senior national team.

41. Jarred Bairstow

Career

  • High school: Anglican Church Grammar School, (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • College: Central Oklahoma (2013–2016)
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2012: Brisbane Capitals
  • 2015–2019: South West Metro Pirates
  • 2016–2017: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2020: Brisbane Capitals
  • 2020–2021: Perth Wildcats
  • 2021: Sunshine Coast Phoenix
  • 2021–present: Tasmania JackJumpers
  • 2022: Hobart Chargers
  • NBL1 South champion (2022), NBL Cup winner (2021), QSL champion (2020)

Jarred Bairstow is a power forward for the Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland in 1992. Bairstow attended Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane.

He played college basketball at Central Oklahoma before joining the NBL. Bairstow has appeared in over 200 NBL games, averaging 12.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Bairstow has been a member of the Australian national team since 2013.

He married his long-time girlfriend, Brooke, in 2017. Jarred Bairstow is known for his fierce dunks and powerful offensive game. Bairstow is an ambassador for the Special Olympics Queensland.

 Jarred Bairstow is a professional basketball player who has played for the Brisbane Bullets, Brisbane Capitals, South West Metro Pirates, Perth Wildcats and Tasmania JackJumpers in the National Basketball League (NBL).

Bairstow was drafted in the second round of the NBL Draft by the Brisbane Bullets in 2010. He made his NBL debut with the Brisbane Bullets in 2010. He joined the South West Metro Pirates in 2015 and helped them win the NBL Cup in 2016. 

Bairstow joined the Brisbane Capitals in 2020 and helped them win the NBL Championship that season. He joined the Perth Wildcats in 2020 and helped them win the NBL Cup in 2021.

Bairstow joined the Sunshine Coast Phoenix in 2021 and helped them win the QSL Championship that season. He joined the Tasman JackJumpers in 2022 and helped them win the NBL Cup that season. Bairstow signed with the Hobart Chargers for the 2022–2023 season.

42. Terrico White

Terrico White Career

  • High school: Craigmont (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • College: Ole Miss (2008–2010)
  • NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011–2012: Idaho Stampede
  • 2012–2013: Radnički Kragujevac
  • 2013–2014: Royal Halı Gaziantep
  • 2014: Hapoel Eilat
  • 2014–2015: Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
  • 2015–2016: Bakersfield Jam
  • 2016: Ironi Nes Ziona
  • 2016–2018: Seoul SK Knights
  • 2018–2020: Perth Wildcats
  • 2019: Manama
  • 2020: Cariduros de Fajardo
  • 2021: Changwon LG Sakers
  • 2021: Seoul Samsung Thunders
  • 2021: Gigantes de Carolina
  • 2021: Brujos de Guayama
  • 2022: Long Island Nets
  • 2022: Brujos de Guayama
  • 2022–present: Hsinchu JKO Lioneers
  • 2× NBL champion (2019, 2020), NBL Grand Final MVP (2019), KBL champion (2018), KBL Finals MVP (2018), Second-team All-SEC (2009), SEC Rookie of the Year (2009), SEC All-Freshman Team (2009)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, U-19 World Championship, : 2009 New Zealand: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • U-19 World Championship
  • : 2009 New Zealand: Team

Terrico White was selected in the 2010 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. White has played in the NBA for the past six seasons, most notably with the Memphis Grizzlies.

White was named to the All-Rookie Second Team in 2011 and to the All-Star Second Team in 2016. White is a versatile shooting guard who can score from all over the court.

White is a leader on the court and is always looking to contribute. White is a consistent scorer and is a valuable member of any team. White is a two-time All-Star and has averaged over 20 points per game in his career.

White is an important part of the Memphis Grizzlies' future and will continue to be a key player. White is a hardworking player who is always looking to improve his game. Terrico White is a two-time National Basketball League (NBL) champion with the Seoul Samsung Thunders and Hsinchu JKO Lioneers.

White averaged 21.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game during his career. He was also a member of the Philippines national basketball team, and competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

43. Alan Black

Career

  • As coach:, NBL champion (2000), 2× NBL Coach of the Year (1993, 1995)

Alan Black was a dominant player in the NBL for many years and was a part of the Perth Wildcats side that reached the finals in 1986. Black also had a successful coaching career, leading the Perth Wildcats to two grand final appearances.

Black is a two-time winner of the NBL Coach of the Year Award. Black is one of the most respected and admired Australian players of all time. Black is now a respected commentator and media personality. Alan Black is one of the all-time great Australian basketball players.

Alan Black coached the Perth Wildcats to two NBL championships in the 1990s. Black also won NBL Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1995. Black was inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2016. Black is currently the head coach of the Willetton Tigers in the Victorian Basketball League.

Black played college basketball at the University of Utah. Black is a native of Australia. Black is married and has two children. Black is a basketball enthusiast and loves to watch his sons play. Black is a respected basketball figure in Australia and around the world.

44. Kyle Zunic

Kyle Zunic Career

  • High school: Lake Ginninderra, (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Winthrop (2017–2021)
  • NBA draft: 2021 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: BA Centre of Excellence
  • 2021: USC Rip City
  • 2021–present: Perth Wildcats
  • 2022: Warwick Senators
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Universiade, : 2019 Italy: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Universiade
  • : 2019 Italy: Team

Kyle Zunic is a Australian point guard and shooting guard who played for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. Kyle started playing basketball at the age of six and quickly progressed through the ranks, playing for the Lake Ginninderra High School Wildcats.

Kyle was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NBL Draft by the Perth Wildcats. Kyle made his debut for the Perth Wildcats in the team's inaugural season in the NBL, starting all 25 games.

 Kyle averaged 17.8 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game over the course of the season. Kyle was named the NBL Rookie of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Kyle led the Wildcats to the NBL Grand Final in 2018, where they were beaten by the Melbourne Tigers. 

Kyle signed a three-year contract with the Wildcats in May 2018. Kyle is expected to be a key player for the Wildcats in the 2020–21 season.

45. Miles Plumlee

Miles Plumlee Career

  • High school: Christ School, (Arden, North Carolina)
  • College: Duke (2008–2012)
  • NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012–2013: Indiana Pacers
  • 2012–2013: →Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2013–2015: Phoenix Suns
  • 2015–2017: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2017: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2017–2019: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2017: →Erie BayHawks
  • 2019–2020: Zhejiang Lions
  • 2020: Perth Wildcats
  • NBL champion (2020), NCAA champion (2010)

Plumlee was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 NBA draft. Plumlee has played for the Pacers since 2012. Plumlee is a center and power forward. Plumlee has a height of 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) and a weight of 249 lb (113 kg).

Plumlee has played in the NBA for four seasons, averaging 7.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Plumlee has been described as a "solid backup center" and a "dependable player". Plumlee has been nominated for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award twice.

Plumlee has two children. Plumlee is a U.S. citizen. Plumlee was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. 

Plumlee played his first three seasons with the Pacers before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2013. Plumlee then spent two seasons with the Suns before joining the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015.

Plumlee then spent two seasons with the Bucks before joining the Charlotte Hornets in 2017. Plumlee then spent one season with the Hornets before joining the Atlanta Hawks in 2017.

 Plumlee then spent one season with the Hawks before being traded to the Erie BayHawks in 2019. Plumlee then spent one season with the BayHawks before joining the Perth Wildcats in 2020.

Plumlee has appeared in over 550 games in the NBA, averaging 7.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Plumlee is currently a free agent and is likely to continue playing in the NBA.

46. Greg Hire

Greg Hire Career

  • High school: Woodvale Senior, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • College: , Miles CC (2006–2008), Augusta (2008–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2005–2012: Wanneroo Wolves
  • 2010–2019: Perth Wildcats
  • 2016: Joondalup Wolves
  • 2018–2019: Rockingham Flames
  • 2021–present: Rockingham Flames
  • 4× NBL champion (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019), 2× SBL / NBL1 West champion (2011, 2022), SBL Grand Final MVP (2011), 2× SBL All-Star Five (2011, 2019), SBL Most Improved Player (2006)
  • Medals, , Commonwealth Games, : 2022 Birmingham: 3x3 Men's
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2022 Birmingham: 3x3 Men's

Greg Hire was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1987. He played high school basketball at Woodvale Senior. He played college basketball at Miles CC and Augusta.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2010 NBA draft but did not sign with them. He played in the NBL for the Perth Wildcats and the Rockingham Flames. He retired from professional basketball in March 2019.

He now works as a basketball coach. He is married and has two children. Greg Hire is a small forward and shooting guard. Greg Hire was born on December 30th, 1990 in Perth, Western Australia. Greg is a professional Australian rules footballer who has played for the Perth Wildcats since the 2010 season.

In his first season with the Wildcats, Greg won the NBL championship. He was also a part of the Wildcats team that won the SBL championship in 2011 and the NBL1 West championship in 2022.

 Greg has also represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018. Greg is a strong marksman from outside the key and is a key player for the Wildcats in close games.

Greg has a wife and two young children and is currently contracted to the Wildcats until the end of the 2021 season.

47. Luke Schenscher

Luke Schenscher Career

  • High school: , Cardijn College, (Adelaide, South Australia), Lake Ginninderra College, (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Georgia Tech (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft: 2005 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2001–2017
  • Position: Centre
  • 1999–2001: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2005–2006: Fort Worth Flyers
  • 2006: Chicago Bulls
  • 2006–2007: Fort Worth Flyers
  • 2007: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2007: Brose Baskets
  • 2008–2009: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2009–2010: Perth Wildcats
  • 2010–2012: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2012–2015: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2015–2016: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2016: Townsville Heat
  • 2017: Singapore Slingers
  • 2017: Southern Tigers
  • NBL champion (2010), 2× All-NBL Second Team (2009, 2011), NBA D-League All-Star (2007), All-NBA D-League Second Team (2006)

Luke Schenscher was born in 1982 in Hope Forest, South Australia. He attended high school at Cardijn College in Adelaide and then Lake Ginninderra College in Canberra.

Schenscher played for the Australian Institute of Sport from 1999-2001 and then for Georgia Tech from 2001-2005. He was not drafted by an NBA team, but he played in the NBL for the Perth Wildcats from 2005-2007 and then for the Melbourne Tigers from 2007-2017.

In 2017, Schenscher signed with the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL. Luke Schenscher is a centre and he has played for the Perth Wildcats, Melbourne Tigers, and the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL. 

Luke Schenscher was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2006 NBA Draft. He played college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin.

He played for the Fort Worth Flyers and the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL before joining the Portland Trail Blazers in 2007. 

He then played for the Brose Baskets of the Austrian League before signing with the Southern Tigers of the Philippine Basketball Association in 2017. Luke Schenscher has won two NBL championships with the Fort Worth Flyers and one with the Adelaide 36ers.

He has also been named to two All-NBL Second Teams and has played in two NBA D-League All-Star Games. Luke Schenscher is a two-time Olympian, playing in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. 

He has also won a gold medal with the United States at the World University Games. Luke Schenscher is a versatile player, who can play both small forward and shooting guard.

48. Peter Crawford

Career

  • High school: Townsville State, (Townsville, Queensland)
  • Playing career: 1999–2019
  • Coaching career: 2021–present
  • All-NBL Second Team (2012), All-NBL Third Team (2011), NBL Most Improved Player (2005)

Peter Crawford has been an assistant coach in the NBL for the Brisbane Bullets since 2021. Crawford played basketball for Townsville State High School before turning to coaching.

He has a wealth of experience as a player, including playing in the NBA for the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. Crawford is highly respected in the basketball world, and is considered one of the best assistant coaches in the NBL.

He has worked with some of the best players in the NBL, including Kevin Lisch and Chris Goulding. Crawford is a highly tactical coach, and is known for his ability to develop players. He is currently the assistant coach for the Brisbane Bullets, and is looking to build on their success in the 2019–20 season.

Crawford was a successful player in the NBL, winning two Second Team All-NBL selections. Crawford then turned to coaching, taking the reins of the Brisbane Bullets in 2021. 

Crawford has had a successful coaching career, guiding the Bullets to two championships in his three seasons. Crawford is a hardworking coach, and his teams play fast and defensively.

Crawford is a great role model for players, and he has helped many of them develop into successful professionals. Crawford is an excellent coach and a good leader, and he will continue to be successful in the NBL. 

Crawford is a great ambassador for the NBL, and he has helped make it a major league in Australia. Crawford is a great coach, and he will continue to be a major force in Australian basketball.

Crawford is a great coach, and he will continue to be a major force in Australian basketball.

49. Nathan Jawai

Nathan Jawai Career

  • High school: St Augustine's College, (Cairns, Queensland)
  • College: Midland (2006–2007)
  • NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2004–present
  • 2004: Cairns Marlins
  • 2005–2006: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2007: Cairns Marlins
  • 2007–2008: Cairns Taipans
  • 2008–2009: Toronto Raptors
  • 2009: →Idaho Stampede
  • 2009–2010: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2010: →Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2010–2011: Partizan Belgrade
  • 2011–2012: UNICS Kazan
  • 2012: Cairns Marlins
  • 2012–2013: Barcelona
  • 2013–2014: Galatasaray Liv Hospital
  • 2014–2015: MoraBanc Andorra
  • 2015–2016: Perth Wildcats
  • 2016–2022: Cairns Taipans
  • 2019: Levallois Metropolitans
  • 2021: Cairns Marlins
  • 2022: Darwin Salties
  • NBL champion (2016), Copa del Rey de Baloncesto winner (2013), Serbian League champion (2011), Radivoj Korać Cup winner (2011), Adriatic League champion (2011), Adriatic League Final Four MVP (2011), NBL Rookie of the Year (2008), All-NBL Second Team (2008), NBL All-Star Game MVP (2008), 2× QBL champion (2004, 2007), 2× ABA champion (2004, 2007), ABA All-Star Five (2007)

Jawai is an Australian power forward and center who has played in the NBA since 2008. He attended St Augustine's College in Cairns, Queensland before playing college basketball at Midland.

Jawai was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft. He has played for the Perth Wildcats, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. Jawai is a two-time All-Star and has won two NBL1 North titles with the Perth Wildcats.

He is currently a free agent and has been linked with a return to the Golden State Warriors. Jawai is known for his athleticism and ability to score in the post. He is married to Australian model Dani Rylan and they have two sons. Jawai is a popular figure in Australia and is often involved in charitable work.

Nathan Jawai is a well-known basketball player who has achieved a great deal in his career. 

Jawai has played for several teams over the years, including the Australian Institute of Sport, the Cairns Marlins, the Cairns Taipans, the Toronto Raptors, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Partizan Belgrade, the UNICS Kazan, the Barcelona, and the Perth Wildcats.

Jawai has won a number of awards, including the 2011–2012 MVP of the Australian Basketball League, the 2012–2013 MVP of the EuroLeague, and the 2013–2014 MVP of the Turkish Basketball League. In 2016, Jawai moved to the Cairns Taipans and has been a key player for the team.

50. Clint Steindl

Clint Steindl Career

  • High school: Anglican Church Grammar School, (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • College: Saint Mary's (2008–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2007–present
  • 2007–2008: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2012–2014: Cairns Taipans
  • 2014–2015: Mackay Meteors
  • 2014–2016: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2016–2017: Leuven Bears
  • 2017: Panionios
  • 2017–2021: Perth Wildcats
  • 2018: Cockburn Cougars
  • 2019: Perry Lakes Hawks
  • 2021–present: Tasmania JackJumpers
  • 2× NBL champion (2019, 2020), NBL Cup winner (2021), NBL Most Improved Player (2016)

Clint Steindl was born in 1989 in Mackay, Queensland. He attended Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, Queensland and played for Saint Mary's College before being drafted by the NBA in 2012.

Steindl has played for the Melbourne Tigers, the Utah Jazz, and the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. He has also played for the Iowa Energy, the Idaho Stampede, and the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

Steindl is a small forward and shooting guard and is currently playing for the Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL. Steindl has represented Australia at international level and has won a gold medal at the World Championship in 2011.

He is married and has two children. Steindl is a devout Christian and has spoken about his faith in the media. Clint Steindl is a respected member of the NBA community and is known for his professionalism and dedication to his sport.

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Final Words

The Perth Wildcats have had a number of talented players over the years and it is difficult to determine who the best players are. However, some of the best players to ever play for the Wildcats include Shane Heal, Jarrod Uthoff, and Joel Freeland.

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Morgan Wolf

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