The Cobras have signed point guard and rising star Sean MacDonald for the 2018 SEABL season.
The 17 year-old MacDonald comes to Kilsyth as one of Australia’s top young prospects and boasts a winning pedigree, having won multiple gold medals at both the national and international level. MacDonald led the Under 18 Victoria Metro state team to a national title in April 2017, pacing the team in scoring (12.6ppg) and assists (5.7apg) throughout the tournament. He then joined Kilsyth’s Josh Kunen on the Australian Under 17 team, averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 assists per game as the Goanna’s steamrolled their way to gold at the FIBA Oceania Championships in July.
MacDonald was also a member of the Under 17 Australian team – coached by Kilsyth Manager of Basketball Operations, Mark Watkins – in 2016, helping lead the team to a seventh placed finish at the World Championships in Spain.
Cobras coach Justin Schueller is excited to secure the up-and-coming star for the season ahead, with MacDonald’s international experience and flair at the point guard position set to give the Cobras a big boost off the bench in 2018.
“Sean comes to us as the leading point guard in junior international play for Australia, having represented the country at the Under 17 Oceania and World Championships,” Schueller said.
“He has an elite point guard skills package and is a great scorer in his own right. He will fit seamlessly into our system and we look forward to helping him continue to develop to achieve his goals in the sport.”
MacDonald gives the Cobras another dangerous offensive weapon on the perimeter, joining the returning Tariq Naqqash, newcomer Sam Daly and import Isaac Turner in the backcourt rotation.
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