Wildcats recruit holds court
PERTH Wildcats’ recruit Casey Prather has taken little time to show he plans to match it with the very best that the NBL can throw at him.
The high-flying American import was introduced to the team’s faithfuls at a preseason event also attended by former star James Ennis, who was back visiting Perth after his successful first season in the NBA.
Prather came across as quiet and humble in his first public speaking engagement – until he was asked to describe his style of game.
“Up and down, I like to get vertical and I like to dunk,” he said. “A little bit like James…only a little bit better.”
Amidst laughter at the subtle-butsmooth trash-talk, Ennis quickly retorted with a smile: “Knock off”.
Wildcats fans will be hoping Prather can be exactly that – a “knock-off” version of Ennis, whose high-flying dunking exploits in Perth helped the Wildcats to the 2013-14 championship and then took him to the NBA, where he now plies his trade for the Miami Heat.
Prather also told the corporate crowd at the Novotel Perth Langley he was enjoying life in his new city, especially being able to live near the beach in Scarborough.
On basketball, he said he had heard a lot about the success of Perth’s program and its red army of fans and was looking forward to helping deliver another NBL championship.
New recruit Casey Prather with interviewer Matthew Cecins.