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#22 Brad Wanamaker
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  • Signed in Turkey
  • Signed with Darussafaka
  • PG/SG
  • 6'4" / 210lbs
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  • 07/25/1989
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2011
  • Pittsburgh
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20th September, 2011ItalySigned a six week contract with Banca Tercas Teramo.
28th October, 2011ItalyRe-signed by Banca Tercas Teramo until the end of the season.
2nd December, 2011ItalyLeft Bancas Tercas Teramo.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
23rd December, 2011NBAWaived by Atlanta.
2nd January, 2012ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Forli.
15th February, 2012ItalyReleased by Forli.
21st February, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Austin Toros.
14th August, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Limoges.
6th August, 2013ItalySigned a one year contract with Pistoia.
2nd July, 2014GermanySigned a one year contract with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
29th May, 2015GermanySigned a one year extension with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
18th June, 2016TurkeySigned a two year contract with Darussafaka.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2007 - 2011Pittsburgh (NCAA)
September 2011 - December 2011Bancas Tercas Teramo (Italy)
December 2011Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
January 2012 - February 2012Forli (Italy, Lega Due)
February 2012 - June 2012Austin Toros (D-League)
July 2012Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Limoges (France)
August 2013 - June 2014Pistoia (Italy)
July 2014 - June 2016Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)
June 2016 - presentDarussafaka (Turkey)

June 22, 2011

Brad Wanamaker - While Wanamaker became a fine NCAA player, he is not likely to be an NBA player. He is either "just a guard," or "a player without a position", depending on your point of view - a nicely sized point guard or undersized two guard who's better with the ball in his hands, but who struggles to defend either quick point guards or big two guards. Wanamaker can handle the ball and be a leader and a playmaker, a very good defender when not physically overmatched, and with a strong mid-range game. But he lacks for range and hasn't defined a position. Then again, he hasn't had to yet.


March 17, 2011

The Panthers are led by their guard duo of Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker. The two make for a fairly unique duo, as neither is a pure point guard, nor a pure shooting guard. Indeed, the bigger one (6'4 Wanamaker) plays more like the point guard than the little one (6'2 Gibbs). Offensively, Gibbs is best as a jumpshooter; it doesn't look like he should be because of how flat his shot is, but he's always done that, and they go in anyway, so it's no fluke. He can shoot off the dribble, but does it mainly via off-the-ball movement, knowing how to use screens, and with a quick enough release to take advantage of even the smallest shreds of daylight. Gibbs has had a weird season; he's scored well and shot extremely well, employing better shot selection and extra-passing, but he's driven the ball less than ever, and has also eased off on the defensive end for some reason. Of course, it has not held Pittsburgh back.

Meanwhile, the very unique senior Wanamaker has had a fine season. His size allows him to defend either guard spot, which he does with good hands and aplomb while never getting into foul trouble. Offensively, he is good enough to be a primary ball handler, and collapses defense via skill and body control rather than explosion. He does not shoot threes, but he rocks a great mid-range, including pull-ups off the dribble, and hesitation moves to get him to the basket, where he does a decent job of finishing. He leads the team, even if he doesn't lead it in scoring (Gibbs does). But his next level prospects are affected by his measurements and lack of athleticism.