Former MVP James Ennis back in town, but not to play for the Wildcats


James Ennis in action.
James Ennis in action.

THE Perth Wildcats are set to meet a star of their 2013-14 NBL championship-winning side when he is back in town next month, but say it will not be to convince him to return to WA.

Small forward James Ennis, who is currently on the books of NBA side Memphis, will visit as part of a training camp he will help run for nine to 13-year-olds at Cockburn ARC.

Ennis played one season in the NBL, helping to deliver the Wildcats its sixth championship.

The California native thrilled fans with his exciting play in a season where he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds.

He earned the Wildcats’ Gordon Ellis Medal as the club’s most valuable player and finished third in the race for the same award across the whole competition.

A Perth Wildcats spokesman said club representatives were keen to catch up with Ennis when he was in town, but not with the intention of luring him back.

“As a starting five player in this year’s NBA playoffs, we expect him to have many more great years in the NBA,” he said.

“We’re very proud of the success he’s had and will continue to follow him closely.”

The spokesman said the club’s coaches were also planning to catch up with him when in the US scouting players from the NBA Summer League.

For details about the No 1 Draft Pick Basketball camp at Cockburn ARC on July 29, visit www.no1draftpick.com.

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