SBL: Joondalup Wolves to unveil Canadian basketballer Ryan Wright


Wolves import Ryan Wright during his college days at UCLA.
Wolves import Ryan Wright during his college days at UCLA.

JOONDALUP expects to unveil marquee import Ryan Wright as it does battle with crosstown rival Stirling in the State Basketball League on Saturday.

The Wolves are hoping the 206cm Canadian (30) will have an immediate impact coming off time in Hungary’s top professional competition.

The men will be looking to maintain their top three spot, while the Lady Wolfpack (seventh) is hoping to avenge the one-point loss the Senators (fourth) inflicted upon them the last time they met.

The sides are coming off a contrasting double header weekend, with the men victorious in both games and the women winless against Mandurah on Friday and Perry Lakes on Saturday.

The men defeated the Magic 90-78 away before downing the Hawks 81-71 at home.

Rob Huntington continued his rich vein of form with a team-high 20 points against Mandurah.

The Lady Wolfpack was always in for a challenging weekend against the league’s two best sides, losing to second-placed Magic 63-60 and the undefeated Hawks 76-58.