“Panathinaikos interest in Austin Wiley”

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“Panathinaikos interest in Austin Wiley”

A new name brings to the fore a Basketnews article about him Panathinaikos. It’s about him Austin Wileythe Tofa centre-back who is also reportedly being looked at by Monaco, Paris and Maccabi.

The 25-year-old American (2.08m) has a contract with the Bursa team, but it includes buy out for a Euroleague team. He is a very athletic tall man with a 2.26m arm span. (!), he is a very good rebounder and blocker, while he can finish off pick-and-roll phases well.

This year Wiley had at Basketball Champions League Averaged 11.7 points (68.2% on 2-pointers, 67.1% on field goals), 8.4 rebounds and 2 blocks with a 17.8 rating in 23.6 minutes.

At the same time, it was MVP of the Turkish leaguea member of the top five of the Basketball Champions League, while he was the top rebounder in Turkey and the BCL.

Wiley, who went undrafted out of Auburn and has played at Ludwigsburg, Trier and Neptune, has been member of the “small” teams of the USA. In fact, in 2016, he took the gold at the U17 World Cup in Spain with teammates such as Colin Sexton, Jaren Jackson, Emmanuel Quickley, Gary Trent and Wendell Carter who have careers in the NBA, as well as Baskonia’s Marcus Howard. A year later he took bronze at the U19 World Cup in Egypt (losing in the semi-finals to RJ Barrett’s Canada) alongside players such as Kevin Herter, Josh Okojie, Cam Reddys and Peyton Pritchard.

Source: Sport Fm

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