The dizzying heights of an NBL championship and co-vice-captaincy of WA's most successful sporting team were never a sure thing for Greg Hire.
The 201cm Perth Wildcat admits drugs and alcohol were prevalent in his teenage years, and that without mentoring his life may have spiralled out of control.
BEING injured hasn’t stopped tireless Wildcats forward Greg Hire from working hard off the court.
The Perth vice-captain this weekend launched his charity project A Stitch In Time, which will raise money for youth suicide prevention charity Youth Focus.
IT’S not just Greg Hire’s commanding stature that is inspiring a generation of youngsters to look up to him.
The 201cm-tall Perth Wildcat is credited with saving at least two young lives and touching the lives of many others by taking at-risk children under his wing in a mentoring role.