Former Fresno Pacific men's basketball player Jordan Wild has signed a professional contract in Australia with the Wanneroo Wolves of the State Basketball League (SBL), the club announced today.
Wild, who graduated from FPU as the winningest player in program history, was a part of the 2008-09 GSAC championship team and the 2009-10 team that advanced to the NAIA Sweet Sixteen. At 6'8", his versatility made him an exciting player to watch, with the ability to handle the ball, throw down a highlight-reel dunk, as well as step out and hit the three.
As a senior last season, Wild averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as the team's starting power forward. He led the team in rebounds (229), steals (57) and free-throw percentage (78.2%). Wild finished his career in the all-time program top 10 in both steals and rebounds.
"I am thankful to the Lord for opening up a door for me to continue playing the game I love," said Wild. "I am excited to be a part of the Wolfpack. They have done things right here and have had success. I look forward to continuing the winning tradition this club has had in the past."
The Wolves are the defending SBL champions and play in Joondalup, a suburb of Perth, the capital and largest city of Western Australia. The SBL is the same league that former Sunbird All-American Todd Brown played in last season.
Wild follows the path of former teammates Brown, James Lewis (an NBA D-League draftee), Marcus West, Adrian Hernandez, Alex Davenport, Adrian Sanchez as players who have gone on to play professionally overseas during the last three years.
"I'm really happy for Jordan and I know he's worked extra hard to get to this point," said FPU head coach Chris Wright. "I'm proud of the fact that another one of our players has an opportunity to play professionally. We want to be a program that consistently enables our players to excel in the professional ranks. I'm confident that Jordan will represent us well."