Andre Ingram departs Perth Wildcats after two games

Andre Ingram. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Andre Ingram. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

PERTH Wildcats import shooting guard Andre Ingram has requested to return home to the United States immediately.

The 30-year-old has cited mental health reasons for the sudden decision.

“In a time like this we have to focus on the individual, and right now Andre’s welfare is our number one priority,” managing director Nick Marvin said.

Ingram’s departure comes a day after point guards Damian Martin and Jarrod Kenny were both ruled out with injury, further depleting the club’s backcourt options.

“What I do know about our organisation is when our backs are to the wall, every individual digs deep and steps up for the greater good. Adversity unites us, it brings out our best,” Mr Marvin said.

“We have faced many obstacles before, and with resilience we will clear this hurdle.”

The Wildcats are yet to make any decisions on a replacement player.

Ingram was recruited as a replacement for Jaron Johnson, who was released after playing just three games.

Ingram played two games, both wins, averaged 8.5 points per game and shoot six of 12 from outside the arc.

The Wildcats take on the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong on Friday night from 4.30pm AWST.