|No. 42 – Perth Wildcats|
21 January 1981 |
|Nationality||American / Australian|
|Listed height||203 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||227 lb (103 kg)|
|High school||Lincoln East
|College||Arizona State (1999–2003)|
|Pro playing career||2004–present|
|2004||New Zealand Breakers|
|2008||Criollos de Caguas|
|2009–2010||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|2013||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|Career highlights and awards|
In the United States, Redhage was awarded Nebraska Player of the Year award in 1998/99 after a stunning senior year with Lincoln East High School. After high school, Redhage began studying and playing for Arizona State University. During his time with the Arizona State Sun Devils, Redhage was the recipient of numerous honors for both academic and athletic achievements.
Once in Australia, Redhage played in the SEABL for the NW Tasmania Thunder in 2004. Redhage was instrumental in the Thunder's SEABL championship (although they lost the ABA championship), and was awarded the SEABL MVP.
Redhage began his NBL career in September 2004 with the New Zealand Breakers. However, he was released in December after playing only 13 games, when the Breakers decided to sign veteran import Marcus Timmons. Redhage returned to the SEABL to play for the Bendigo Braves in 2005 after his departure from the Breakers. In his time with the Braves, he was award a spot in the All-SEABL team and recorded a league best average of 35 points per game and 15 rebounds per game while claiming his second SEABL MVP award.
Redhage joined the Wildcats for the 2005–06 season, where he instantly made an impact finishing second for the NBL league MVP award. He eventually won the Gordon Ellis Medal (Wildcats Club MVP) for that season. In 2007, Redhage won his second consecutive Gordon Ellis Medal for Wildcats Club MVP.
In the 2007–08 NBL season, Redhage was in the top 10 rebounds, top 20 blocks, top 5 points per game averaging 22.4, and top 20 foul shot %. Redhage once again finished in the top 5 for NBL League MVP award voting.
At the conclusion of 2007–08 NBL season, Redhage competed in the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) for the Criollos de Caguas. Redhage made an immediate impact in the BSN for Caguas helping them reach 1st place in the league after the club started 0-5 in the league that season without his services. Unfortunately for Caguas, Redhage was called to try out for the Australian Olympic basketball team and was unable to compete for team in the Playoffs. Without Redhage, Caguas was not able to maintain their level of play and was eliminated from the playoffs in the first round.
In 2009, Redhage was appointed captain of the Perth Wildcats and in his first year as captain, went on to win the NBL championship.
On 7 May 2013, Redhage re-signed with the Wildcats on a three-year deal.
On 28 December 2007, Redhage and his wife Gretchen gave birth to their first child, a girl named Hayley. Three years later, they gave birth to a boy named Dylan.
Redhage's first application to become a naturalized Australian citizen was rejected by the Australian government. In early March 2007, Shawn's second application was accepted. He was naturalized on January 12, 2008 in a ceremony before the Wildcats game against the Gold Coast Blaze.
Redhage, while tertiary qualified in construction engineering, is currently working part-time for a financial planning firm.
- "PUR/USA/AUS – Redhage, Beard returning to Puerto Rico". FIBA.com. March 11, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- Shawn Redhage Dislocates Hip 23.1.11
- Redhage tipping All-Stars to out on a show
- NBL All-Star starters announced
- 30th Anniversary All-Star Team
- Americans dominate Wildcats All-Star team
- Shawn Redhage re-signs for three seasons
- Take 40: Shawn Redhage
|Captain of the Perth Wildcats
2009 – 2013