Years ago

Jermaine Beal re-signs with the Perth Wildcats

Just received an email from the wildcats confirming he has signed on for a year, with a second year option. Great news for the club!

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Years ago

Great news for the club and the league.

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Years ago

2014 Grand Final MVP Jermaine Beal is staying with the Perth Wildcats after agreeing to a new deal with the six-time Champions.

Pending NBL approval, the contract is a one-year deal with a second year option - which if taken will see Beal remain at the Perth Wildcats until at least the end of the 2015/16 NBL season.

The 26-year-old American joined the Wildcats a year ago and is now looking to build a dynasty.

"I can't wait to get back to Perth to re-join my teammates and begin working towards defending our NBL Championship," said Beal.

“I love being a part of the Wildcats organisation, it’s a great club with great fans, and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them again this season.”

Jermaine “Dolla” Beal made a big impact for the Wildcats when a Championship was on the line in the 2014 NBL Grand Final.

He scored 19 points in game one, lead a brave Perth fight-back in the second game with another 19, before sealing the Larry Sengstock Medal in game three with a 15-point, four-assist performance.

Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson is thrilled to have the Texan back for next season.

“He had an outstanding second half to last season, and it’s great to have a quality player back who knows our teammates and knows our systems. It’s great to be able to keep the nucleus of the team together,” he said.

“Jermaine is versatile. He can play the point, he can play the shooting guard, he can play a number of different positions, he has a big three-point range and can get to the bucket as well. He suits our style and suits our team which is a good combination.”

On his way to becoming a Championship player in 2013/14, Beal averaged 15.6 points per game - putting him in the League’s top-eight scorers for the season.

He also drained a league-leading total of 101 three-pointers at an impressive 43.3 per cent – making him the second most accurate shooter from long-range in the competition for the season.

On top of these numbers, he also averaged 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game.

“We are very happy to have Jermaine coming back to Perth,” said managing director Nick Marvin.

“He’s a very hard working player and the work he puts in shows on the court. We’re now looking forward to seeing the long term impact he can make on this club and this city.”

Before joining the Wildcats, Jermaine Beal attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and played professionally in the NBA D-League, plus seasons in Poland, Belgium and Brazil.

Beal will arrive in Perth later this month to get started early on pre-season training.

The Perth Wildcats have now signed eight players on their 2014/15 roster.

Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson, assistant coach Adam Tatalovich and managing director Nick Marvin return from scouting at the NBA Summer Leagues in the USA, next week.

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Years ago

Another decent import signed is great news for the league and the fans, nice work Wildcats.

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Years ago

Will be great to see what he is capable of as the big cheese instead of the second banana. I think he'll have a huge year.

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Years ago

Yep, well done, Wildcats!

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Yes, yes, yes-yes, yeeeeeeesssssss

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Years ago

Perth still to sign a Marquee player?

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Yeah, they've got a three-person team which ... if I recall correctly, is comprised of Marvin, Gleeson and Tatalovich, hunting for the right person. See if they can get an Ennis Mk2.

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Years ago

Hate Perth and their arrogant fans, over Jermaine Beal and what he brings to the league.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Oh, petty anons, how pathetic you sound.

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Years ago

Thanks for sharing #444 haha. Great to have Beal back I'm sure breakers fans would be just as happy having Cedric back.
Still a marquee player to be found.

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Years ago

As long as Marquee player is a good flopper should fit right in with the Perth Floppers. And no I am not a 6ers fan

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Years ago

Anon super salty ITT

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Years ago

Not salty,........just don' t have much time for Pert flogs

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Deimos 54  
Years ago

They will sign a marquee soon as they are due to starting training again at end of month. Also the U'u/ Burdon place

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Years ago

Does the marquee player have to be a fair dinkum *** MARQUEE PLAYER *** (name in flashing lights) or can a team use this provision to just sign anyone outside of the cap?

There are lots of players who no one has ever really heard of who are really, really good at basketball but are pretty much too expensive for the NBL's salary cap situation prior to this rule. Can these guys be signed under this rule or does the league have to sign off on the contract after reviewing that, yes, said guy will get bums on seats league wide?

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Glad to see JB back.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago


It doesn't really work that way. Only the salary past $150k is outside the cap for the Marquee.

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Years ago

I dont like perth or how they go about it. But great to have beal a super solid import in the league. Ideally wish he was anywhere but perth... still great for league.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

Great to have Beal back.

Perth are a great club to be able to retain so many players.

Hope to see another Sixer Vs Wildcats GF this next season.

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Years ago

I think he's going to be better now Ennis is gone.

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Years ago

With the Breakers getting Jackson back and keeping Abercombie, it looks like a Perth V Breakers onslaught once again.

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Years ago

I dont think the Breakers will be that good as to be automatic favourite for the GF. This marquee rule could cause any team to go from zero to hero if selected properly.

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Years ago

Obviously as a Perth fan - really great news.

However from a league view - fantastic if Jackson is back, Beal stays ....just a shame if DJ does leave.

The future of this league depends on it getting better, and with the amount of talent coming through college - I'd love to be running this thing ....the 10 year view is great IF we can negotiate the next 2-3 seasons.

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Years ago

Great news but I wonder what this means for any return to the Wildcats for Kevin Lisch?

Surely running a 3 guard rotation of Dolla and Damo with Lisch coming off the bench would be an option but it's certainly not a guarantee of happening

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Wildcat Fan  
Years ago

Lisch already signed with a Spanish club after leaving his French club.

Great news about Beal. Love the way he plays and brings heart to the club. Also a big fan favourite.

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Years ago

Yep, Lisch signed about a month ago with Spain.

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Years ago

I'm a Perth fan since forever. and I don't want Lisch back.

Why have a poor mans Beal when you already have Beal?

The other import spot has to be a super awesome SF, basically an Ennis clone.

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Years ago

Lisch is better than Beal.

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