Brian Wethers
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Brian Wethers

Brian Wethers
Personal information
Born (1980-12-17) December 17, 1980 (age 39)
Carson, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeCalifornia (1999-2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003-2010
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
2003Energy Braunschweig
2003-2004Shandong Lions
2004St. Louis Skyhawks
2004-2005Hunter Pirates
2005-2006Hyères-Toulon
2006-2007New Zealand Breakers
2007Bakersfield Jam
2008Waikato Pistons
2008-2009Budivelnyk
2009Antranik
2009-2010Club Malvín
2010Khimik Yuzhny
2010Namika Lahti
Career highlights and awards

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. This career ended with a foot injury.

Basketball career

High school

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

College basketball

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

Professional career

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

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

  1. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Brian Wethers". CalBears.com. University of California. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Brian Wethers" (PDF). NBA D-League. National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ a b Freeman, Becky (March 30, 2005). "Wethers rules in Australia, looks for more". North County Times. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ Wethers wins MVP
  5. ^ "NBA development league draft". Tulsa World. November 2, 2007. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "2007-08 Bakersfield Jam Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "Bakersfield Jam Acquire Scooter McFadgon". NBA D-League. National Basketball Association. November 26, 2007. Archived from the original on December 17, 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "BRIAN WETHERS basketball profile". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ "Waikato see fresh break in Wethers". Waikato Times. March 6, 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "Brian Wethers joins Khimik". eurobasket.com. March 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "WET Basketball".

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