Brian Wethers

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Brian Wethers
Personal information
Born (1980-12-17) December 17, 1980 (age 36)
Carson, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Murrieta Valley (Murrieta, California)
College California (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2010
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
2003 Energy Braunschweig
2003–2004 Shandong Lions
2004 St. Louis Skyhawks
2004–2005 Hunter Pirates
2005–2006 Hyères-Toulon
2006–2007 New Zealand Breakers
2007 Bakersfield Jam
2008 Waikato Pistons
2008–2009 Budivelnyk
2009 Antranik
2009–2010 Club Malvín
2010 Khimik Yuzhny
2010 Namika Lahti
Career highlights and awards
  • NZNBL champion (2008)
  • NZNBL All-Star five (2008)
  • NZNBL scoring leader (2008)
  • ANBL MVP (2005)

Brian Augustus Wethers (born December 17, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player.[1] Wethers primarily played the small forward or shooting guard position.

Basketball career[edit]

High school[edit]

Wethers graduated from Murrieta Valley High School in 1999.[1][2][3]

College basketball[edit]

Wethers attended college at the University of California in Berkeley.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Brian Wethers was going to play for the Golden State Warriors or Los Angeles Lakers however his try-outs with the Golden State Warriors and the Lakers was cut short when he tore an achilles tendon.[3]

Wethers played for Phantoms Braunschweig in Germany and Shandong in China in the 2003–2004 season.[2]

He moved in 2004 to the Hunter Pirates in the Australian National Basketball League. Wethers was a standout for the Pirates during the 2004–2005 NBL season leading the league in scoring with 24.3 points a game and being named the NBL MVP.[4] Wethers' strong play took the Pirates to the playoffs, after they had previously only won 2 matches the season before.

After the end of the NBL season Wethers moved to Hyères-Toulon in France where he played 24 matches during the 2005–2006 season.[2]

He returned to the NBL in 2006 signing for the New Zealand Breakers, who had struggled in the league since their inception in 2003–2004.[2]

Wethers was a fourth round selection in the 2007 NBA Development League Draft by the Bakersfield Jam, however he only played two matches before being released.[5][6][7]

He moved to Ukraine in 2008, signing with BC Budivelnyk Kyiv.[2][8]

In 2008 Wethers spent time at the Waikato Pistons in the New Zealand National Basketball League.[9]

In 2009, he played for Antranik SC in Lebanon before in late 2009 moving to Uruguay to play for Club Malvín.

Wethers was signed in March 2010 to Khimik Yuzhny.[10]

Post Basketball Career[edit]

Wethers is now the owner of Wethers' Elite Training.[11] The company provides private training, camps, clinics, and travel team opportunities for boys and girls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Brian Wethers". CalBears.com. University of California. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Brian Wethers" (PDF). NBA D-League. National Basketball Association. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Freeman, Becky (30 March 2005). "Wethers rules in Australia, looks for more". North County Times. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Wethers wins MVP
  5. ^ "NBA development league draft". Tulsa World. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "2007-08 Bakersfield Jam Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bakersfield Jam Acquire Scooter McFadgon". NBA D-League. National Basketball Association. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "BRIAN WETHERS basketball profile". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Waikato see fresh break in Wethers". Waikato Times. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Brian Wethers joins Khimik". eurobasket.com. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "WET Basketball". 

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