Wheeling, W.Va. – Over the past three years, Point Guard Jarett Haines was a big part of the Wheeling University men’s basketball team. He helped lead the team to the Mountain East Conference (MEC) tournament in each of its three red-and-black seasons, including a run to the MEC semifinals in the 2021-22 season. Haines officially takes his career to the next level after signing a contract with Maree BC Galway of the Superleague of Ireland.
Haines played three of his four collegiate seasons with the Cardinals and finished his career with 1,243 points, ranking him 28th all-time in program history. He had his best season in his senior year when he averaged 18.8 points per game and had 84 assists. He scored 30 or more points in a game twice during the season, his best season against Glenville State on February 12. For his efforts, he earned All-MEC second-team honors for the first time in his career. In every season he played at Wheeling, he averaged at least 15+ points per game and averaged 18+ points per game in two of those three seasons.
“Congratulations to Jarrett (Haines) for earning this opportunity,” said the Wheeling University men’s basketball head coach. Chris Richardson. “He’s put in countless hours of hard work and we’re excited to follow his progress through the professional ranks.”
The Irish Superleague is the premier men’s basketball league in Ireland and has 12 member teams. Maree BC Galway is a member of the League’s Southern Conference and fights teams such as C&S Neptune, Garveys Tarlee Warriors and Tradehouse Central Ballincollig. The league as a whole is an active member of Basketball Ireland, which is recognized by FIBA as the national governing body for basketball in Ireland. This gives players a chance to show off their skills on the national stage as they attempt to pursue their careers after college.
Haines is grateful for this opportunity and looks to continue working hard throughout his career. He thanks everyone who has supported him over the years and is ready to get started.
“It’s a dream come true to be signed (to a professional contract),” Haines said. “A lot of hard work and dedication is what got me to this point. I also appreciate my family for pushing me this far and reminding me to always follow my dreams.”
The Irish Superleague season starts in early October and ends in mid-March. You can find out more about the Irish Superleague by clicking on HERE.