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Charlotte Hornets | #9 | Guard

Brad

Wanamaker

PPG

5.5

RPG

1.7

APG

2.9

PIE

7.5

6'3" | 210lb | 31 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2019-20: Appeared in 71 games averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 19.3 minutes per game…Shot 44.8 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from three and a league-leading 92.6 percent from the free-throw line…Dished out a season-high six assists against Phoenix on Nov. 18…Recorded a season-high of 16 points to go along with a career-high four steals against Atlanta on Feb. 3…Netted 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out four assists against Portland on Feb. 25…Got his first start of the season against Cleveland on Mar. 3 and recorded six points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a career-high 29:35. 2018-19: Appeared in 36 games averaging 3.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 9.5 minutes per game...Shot 476 percent from the field, 41.0 percent from three and 85.7 percent from the free throw line...Made his NBA debut against Philadelphia on Oct. 16 and recorded two points and grabbed one rebound in one minute of action…Scored a season-high four points against Detroit on Oct. 27… Recorded four points, a season-high three rebounds and a season-high tying four assists against New Orleans on Dec. 10…Set season-highs in points (8), steals (3) and minutes (21:57) and ties his season-high in assists (4) against Dallas on Jan. 4…Set a new season-highs in points with 13 to go along with four assists and two steals against Brooklyn on Jan. 14…Netted 11 points against Cleveland on Jan. 23…Recorded a career- high with 17 points to go along with six rebounds and seven assists against Washington on Apr. 9…Appeared in two games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G-League where he averaged 21.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 27.5 minutes per game…Recorded three games with 10 or more points…Led the team in assists once and in steals three times…Missed one game due to illness (Feb. 26)…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in four games totaling 10 points and three assists over 17 minutes. 2017-18: Appeared in a total of 69 games for Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey across three separate competitions…In the Euroleague he appeared in 36 games (making 25 starts) averaging 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.33 steals in 26.1 minutes per game…Shot 41.0 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three while connecting on 85.5 percent of his attempts from the free throw line…Was named the Euroleague Round 19 and 20 MVP…During Round 19 recorded 18 points, four rebounds, eight assists and a steal against Anadolu Efes…In Round 20 he scored 24 points to go along with five rebounds and seven assists against FC Barcelona…In his 32 games (19 starts) during the Turkish BSL league play he averaged 11.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 21.7 minutes per game while shooting 52.8 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from three…He was named the 2018 Turkish BSL League Finals MVP by media after he averaged a team-high 16.4 points and 4.2 assists in leading Fenerbahce over Tofas Bursa…He also appeared in one game of the Turkish Cup for Fenerbahce where he recorded seven points, two rebounds and three assists in just over 25 minutes or action...2016-17: Appeared in a total of 66 games for Darussafaka Basketbol Istanbul in Turkey…Appeared in 34 games for Darussafaka in the Euroleague where he averaged 16.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.5 minutes per game…Shot 44.8 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from three and 86.4 percent from the free throw line…For his performances in the Euroleague he was named to the All-Euroleague Second Team and was named the Euroleague Week 29 MVP…Also appeared in 32 games for Darussafaka in the Turkish BSL where he averaged 15.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 29.2 minutes per game…Shot 49.4 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from three and 82.5 percent from the free throw line…2015-16: Appeared in a total of 64 games for Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany…Appeared in 24 games for Brose Baskets Bamberg in the Euroleague where he averaged 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.33 steals in 28.8 minutes per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from three…Also appeared in 40 games for Brose Baskets Bamberg in the German BBL where he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.43 steals in 26.8 minutes per game…Shot 54.3 percent from the field, 38.4 percent from three and 90.4 percent from the free throw line…After the season was named the Beko BBL Season MVP, BBL Finals MVP, BBL Offensive Player of the Year and BBL All-First Team as well as making the BBL All-Star Team during the season…2014-15: Appeared in a total of 62 games for Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany…Appeared in 44 games in the German BBL where he averaged 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.41 steals in 29.5 minutes per game…Was named the BBL Finals MVP and named to the BBL All-First Team…Shot 48.0 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from three and 84.5 percent from the free throw line… Appeared in 18 games of the Eurocup where he averaged 12.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.11 steals in 30.1 minutes per game… Shot 49.7 percent from the field, 21.9 percent from three and 82.1 percent from the free throw line…2013-14: Played in 35 games for Flexx Pistoia in Italy where he averaged 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.89 steals in 32.9 minutes per game…Shot 52.2 percent from the floor, 44.4 percent from three and 77.5 percent from the free throw line…2012-13: Played in 30 games for CSP Limoges in France where he averaged 9.0 points, 3.4 points, 3.4 assists and 1.27 steals in 24.9 minutes per game…Shot 47.8 percent from the field, 22.2 percent from three and 78.4 percent from the free throw line…2011-12: Appeared in 11 games split between Banca Tercas Teramo and Credito Di Romagna Forti in Italy…In his seven games for Banca Tercas Teramo he averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.6 minutes per game…In his four games for Credito Di Romagna Forti he averaged 17.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.75 steals in 35.0 minutes per game…Also appeared in 15 games for the Austin Spurs of the NBA G-League where he averaged 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 19.4 minutes per game…Appeared in nine games for the Spurs during the G-League playoffs where he scored 7.4 points per game to go along with 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.33 steals and 21.7 minutes per game.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAREER: 2010-11 (Senior): One of 30 finalists for the Naismith and Wooden Awards/All-America teams...Played in the NABC College All-Star Game in Houston...AP All-America honorable mention selection...USBWA All-District 2 Second Team selection...NABC All-District 5 Second Team selection...Earned the Big East Sportsmanship Award, the third player in school history to earn the honor (Jaron Brown, 2004; Ronald Ramon, 2008)...All-Big East Second Team honoree...Earned the team’s co-Most Valuable Player and Captain’s Award at team banquet...Started all 34 games at guard...Three 20-point scoring games...20 double figure scoring games and 11 games with 15 or more points...Reached the career 1,000 point mark by scoring a game-high 21 points (career high 8-15 FG, 5-6 FT) at Villanova, 2/12...Finished with a career-high tying 24 points (7-13 FG, 10-13 FT) and dished out eight assists in season opener vs. Rhode Island, 11/8…2009-10 (Junior): One of four players who started all 34 games (small forward)...Ranked among Big East assists leaders (4.7 apg.), ranked second among league assists leaders (Big East games only) and No. 66 nationally in assists per game...All-around player who led the team in assists (160) and steals (41) and ranked second on team in scoring (12.3 ppg.), rebounding (5.7 rpg), minutes played (1107), field goals made (133), free throws made (126) and free throw percentage (72.0)...One of only six players in school history to average over 10 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in a season...One of only 11 players in school history to register over 300 points and 150 assists in a season...Scored 20-plus points in three games and reached double figure scoring in 23 contests on year...Earned co-Most Valuable Player and Captain awards at team banquet...2008-09 (Sophomore): Played in all 36 games off the bench at guard...Averaged 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and shot 39 percent (23-59) from 3-point range...In Big East games, averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game...Improved his 3-point shooting from 16.7 percent as a freshman to 39 percent as a sophomore...Reached double figure scoring five times on the year...Played 20-plus minutes in 17 games on year...Earned team’s Most Inspirational Player Award at team banquet…2007-08 (Freshman): Played in 30 games, 331 minutes and scored 66 points (2.2 ppg.) with 43 assists off the bench at off guard...Played 10-plus minutes in 19 games on year...Saw action in 17 Big East Conference regular season games and averaged 10.6 minutes per game...Earned team co-Most Improved Player Award at team banquet...Dished out eight assists, scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in 19 minutes of career debut vs. Houston Baptist, 11/9. His eight assists ranked as the second highest total in a freshman debut game since Sean Miller finished with 10 assists on Nov. 28, 1987. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic High School where he played basketball for Head Coach Dennis Seddon...Selected to compete for a roster spot on the 2007 USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship team from June 28-30, 2007...Selected to the PIAA All-State First Team...Named Philadelphia Daily News Player of the Year as a senior... Selected the Philadelphia Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year...Concluded career with 1,306 career points and a 76-18 three-year varsity record.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Bradley D Wanamaker…Son of Bradley Wanamaker, Sr. and Deborah Samuel…Immediate family includes two sisters Latisha and Crystal Samuel, and two brothers, James Samuel and Brian Wanamaker...Twin Brother Brian also played collegiately at Central Connecticut State, Lon Morris and Texas Wesleyan…Majored in communications while at Pittsburgh.