Basketball: Veteran Redhage back for another crack with Perth

Shawn Redhage plays against Illawarra. Photo / Getty Images
Shawn Redhage plays against Illawarra. Photo / Getty Images

Perth Wildcats veteran Shawn Redhage has his sights set on snaring a fourth NBL crown after re-signing with the club for another season.

The one-year deal will see Redhage through his 13th season in the NBL; 12 of which have been spent in Perth.

Redhage has notched 347 games for the Wildcats, and claimed three Championships along the way (2010, 2014 and 2016).

The 35-year-old has become very much a bit-part player for the Wildcats in his latter years, rather than the focal point that saw him net a record six club MVPs earlier in his career.

Last season, Redhage averaged 6.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and led the team in free-throw percentage (87.6 per cent).

The American-born forward says he'll be doing everything he can to help the Wildcats win another title.

"I'm just excited to be back with the club and playing again this year, and hopefully helping us having some more success," Redhage said.

"I've had a great off-season as far as working out and staying in shape. Hopefully that can continue during the year."

Redhage has the chance to climb to second spot on the Wildcats' all-time games played list.

He needs just three more appearances to surpass Andrew Vlahov (349), and 25 to pass James Crawford (371).

Ricky Grace holds the record with 482 games.

Redhage's signing completes Perth's roster for the upcoming season.

The Wildcats retained Championship players Matt Knight, Damian Martin, Jesse Wagstaff, and Casey Prather, while American duo Jameel McKay and Jaron Johnson have been key additions.

Centre Nate Jawai left the Wildcats to join Cairns, while the Wildcats cut import Jermaine Beal, who has since linked up with Brisbane.

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