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.
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
The Lady Cobras have signed point guard Taylor Lee for the 2018 SEABL season. The 21 year old Lee gives the Lady Cobras a quick and exciting presence at the point guard position, with her elite speed enabling her to create plays off the dribble while being a disruptive force on the defensive end.
The Cobra Men have re-signed veteran guard Tariq Naqqash for the 2018 SEABL season. Naqqash gives the Cobras another dangerous offensive weapon on the perimeter, joining newcomers Sam Daly and import Isaac Turner in the backcourt rotation. The 103-game veteran is coming off a solid 2017 campaign, one which saw him finish fourth on