Yanni Wetzell 4
Yanni  Wetzell
RS Sophomore

Auckland, N.Z.

High School:
Westlake Boys

Last College:
St. Mary's (Texas)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 235




Getting to know Yanni Wetzell

Sophomore transfer from New Zealand will redshirt this season.

6’10 forward who transferred from St. Mary’s University in Texas…Named to the All-Heartland Conference Second Team as a sophomore after averaging 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.  Shot 40.9% from three for the season.

Redshirt Sophomore (2017-18):
Sat out the season after transferring from St. Mary's.

Sophomore at St. Mary’s (2016-17):
Played and started in all 30 games for St. Mary’s University…Averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game…Scored in double figures in last eight games as a sophomore, including a season-high 29-point effort against Newman and a 28-point effort against Panhandle State…Scored 20 or more points in six games and posted six double doubles.

Freshman at St. Mary’s (2015-16):
Played and started in all 29 games for St. Mary’s and averaged 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds…Named Heartland Conference Freshman of the Year…Posted four double-doubles on the season and a season-high 24 points against Oklahoma Christian on Jan. 28. 

High School:
Starred under head coach Carl Stent at Westlake High School in New Zealand, earning the Most Improved Player as a senior … Helped his team to a No. 2 national rank … Also lettered in tennis and was tennis captain … Also played for the U19 New Zealand National Team, finishing ranked No. 2.

Parents are Clem and Jenny Wetzell … Has four sisters, Kylie, Pippa, Anya and Georgia … His father Clem played rugby on the collegiate level and his mother Jenny was a surfer.

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