Greg re-Hired by Perth Wild­cats

Wanneroo Times - - Look Local -

THE Perth Wild­cats have re­signed vice-cap­tain Greg Hire.

The for­mer Joon­dalup Wolves player be­gan his ca­reer with the Wild­cats in 2010 as a de­vel­op­ment player and has played more than 200 NBL games and won three cham­pi­onships.

He will again lead the club’s non-start­ing five.

Hire has played in 209 NBL games and last season be­came just the fifth West Aus­tralian to play 200 games with the Perth Wild­cats.

The 30-year-old has played in 29 fi­nals, and was look­ing to pass on the val­ues and ex­pe­ri­ence that had helped him through­out his ca­reer.

“Ir­re­spec­tive of how many min­utes I play, or the im­pact I have on the court, I know I can play a valu­able role in terms of im­part­ing what it means to play for this club,” he said.

Hire’s role in the WA com­mu­nity is not just lim­ited to the court, with the player re­cently named West Aus­tralian of the Year in the youth cat­e­gory for his sev­eral char­i­ties and ini­tia­tives to help pro­vide men­tor­ing and pro­mote men­tal well­be­ing for at-risk youth.

With the sign­ing of Hire, the Wild­cats now have one ros­ter po­si­tion remaining.

He joins Bryce Cot­ton, Nick Kay, Mitch Nor­ton, Tom Jervis, Damian Martin, An­gus Brandt, Jesse Wagstaff, Clint Steindl and Rhys Vague on the ros­ter ahead of the 2018-19 NBL season.

Pic­ture: Ste­fan Gosatti/Getty Im­ages

The Perth Wild­cats have re-signed vice-cap­tain Greg Hire.

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