Kilsyth point guard Daniel Dillon sustained a season-ending achilles injury during the Cobras loss to NW Tasmania on Saturday night.
Dillon suffered the injury midway through the final quarter of Saturday’s game, with the guard expected to miss the remainder of the SEABL season and the 2017/18 NBL season.
“I’m devastated for Dan; he has been great for us and a real pro, and he was primed for a great NBL season,” Cobras Head Coach Justin Schueller said.
“We are behind him 100 percent and look forward to getting him back with us next year.”
Dillon quickly became a fan-favourite at Kilsyth, with his slashing drives to the basket and elite court vision sparking the Cobras to three wins in his first three games. In four total games with the Cobras, Dillon boasted averages of 21.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 5.5apg, while shooting the ball at an impressive 53.2% clip from the field.
We would like to thank Daniel for his terrific service to Kilsyth Basketball this season and wish him a speedy recovery.
Kilsyth Basketball Hall of Famer Sharon Arnold has been inducted into the Technical Officials Commission (TOC) Wall of Fame, highlighting a long list of award winners from our referee department at the annual TOC Awards on Sunday. Sharon was also the winner of the Neil Bradbury Award as she was recognised as the Referee Advisor
The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier of Victoria, officially broke ground on Melba College’s Stage 2 rebuild last Thursday, which includes a new four court basketball stadium to be co-run by Kilsyth Basketball. The newest addition to Kilsyth Basketball will feature four FIBA competition sized courts, highlighted by a beautiful 700 seat show court.
The Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association (K&MDBA) has officially joined the newly-formed Victorian Senior Elite League (official league name to be announced) for its inaugural season in 2019. The K&MDBA – represented by the Kilsyth Cobras – will join 13 former-SEABL teams in the Victorian Senior Elite League, in addition to four Big-V Championship