Herbalife Gran Canaria bolstered its frontcourt by signing power forward Jacob Wiley to a two-year deal, the club announced on Friday. Wiley (2.03 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, where he averaged 5.4 points on 65.1% two-point shooting and 1.8 rebounds in 24 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season. He made his EuroLeague debut with Gran Canaria in the 2018-19 campaign.
Wiley has also played for Adelaide of Australia, Brooklyn in the NBA, Long Island in the D-League and MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany. He finished his college basketball career at Eastern Washington University as the 2017 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year. He was the second straight future EuroLeague player to capture the award; CSKA Moscow's Joel Bolomboy did so in 2016. Wiley is now set to make his 7DAYS EuroCup debut with Gran Canaria this season. The club matched Joventut Badalona's offer to sign Wiley, as Gran Canaria had chosen to keep his rights to play in Spain when he joined Panathinaikos.