Former Pitt shooting guard Jared Wilson-Frame officially joined the Astros de Jalisco on Thursday. The team is based in Guadalajara in western Mexico and competes in the LNBP, the top professional basketball league in Mexico.
Wilson-Frame most recently competed in The Basketball Tournament alongside fellow Pitt alum Gary McGhee as a member of Team Heartfire. During that brief run, Wilson-Frame averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game and led his team to a 78-65 win over the Overlooked on July 24, accruing 15 points, five rebounds and one assist.
Prior to his solid TBT showing in July, Wilson-Frame had stints with Limburg United in Belgium, where he made his pro debut in 2019, and Raptors 905 of the G League in 2020. In Belgium, Wilson-Frame averaged 16.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game and shot 40.2 percent from long range.
In Guadalajara, the 6’5”, 220-pound shooting guard will join a team that was established in 2019. In their inaugural season, the Astros went 21-15 and finished in fifth place in the league’s western conference. In 2020, the team went 8-10 and finished fourth in the west.
Wilson-Frame will be joined on the Astros roster by former Utah standout Jordan Loveridge, a small forward who averaged 12.2 points per game for the Utes between 2012 and 2016. Loveridge is known for his long-range shooting and was a 38.1 percent three-point shooter during his time in Utah.
League play in the LNBP is set to get underway on Saturday, when the Halcones de Xalapa face the Libertadores de Queretaro. Wilson-Frame and the Astros are set to play their first game of the season on Sept. 2, when they face the Panteras de Aguascalientes.