Wildcats sign Jackson Hussey as injury replacement player

Jackson Hussey. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Jackson Hussey. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

PERTH Wildcats have signed West Australian guard Jackson Hussey as an injury replacement for Jarrod Kenny.

Hussey recently completed the 2016 State Basketball League season with the Geraldton Buccaneers.

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In 13 games, he averaged 20.3 points at over 45 per cent from the field, while accumulating 8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

In a pre-season game against the Wildcats in September, Hussey impressed Wildcats coaches with a strong performance while matched up on star import Casey Prather.

“He scorched us in the last quarter, I think he got about 12 points,” coach Trevor Gleeson said.

“He came in and trained with us in the last couple of days and worked really hard. He’ll play limited minutes but I like his attitude. He’s got that little bit of toughness about him.

“He won’t back down and we need that right now. So we’ll sign him for a short term deal.”

The 24-year-old attended the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, USA.

In his senior year he averaged 8.6 points, making 50 per cent of his shots from the field.

The shooting guard stands at 190cm and weighs 84kg.

Hussey will be contracted for the duration of Kenny’s injury; he is expected to be sidelined for between three and five weeks.

Development player Corban Wroe is expected to see more court time while Kenny and captain Damian Martin are out.

The Perth Wildcats take on Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong tomorrow night, with tip-off at 4.30pm WA time.