Junior Cobra David Okwera has accepted a scholarship to attend the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
The 6’10 Okwera heads to the CoE following a standout 2019 at Kilsyth and big start to 2020, helping him rack up a number of accolades and some impressive NCAA Division 1 scholarship offers. In 2019 Okwera was named team MVP of the U18-1 Boys, helping lead the team to a top-five finish at the National Junior Classic and the best record in the Victoria. His rapid rise saw him then earn a place on the Victorian U20 state team, where his remarkably athletic and versatile game was on full display as he secured a spot on the All-Star 5 at the U20 National Championships in February.
Since taking flight at the U20 National Championships earlier this year, Okwera has received close to 20 NCAA D1 scholarship offers, including the likes of Maryland, Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and Arkansas. But before he makes a decision on his basketball future, he’ll spend the remainder of 2020 and 2021 at the Centre of Excellence developing his game alongside some of the top prospects in the nation. The CoE has produced some of Australian basketballs biggest names and a number of Olympic stars, including the likes of Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Luc Longley, Aron Baynes, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, and fellow Cobra, Josh Kunen.
Junior Cobra Josh Duach has verbally committed to attend Iona College for the 2021 NCAA season. A SCYC Scorpions junior domestic representative, Duach has enjoyed a stellar junior career at Kilsyth, flourishing into one of the brightest young stars in the country. A member of the U17 Australian Team, Duach enjoyed a standout 2019
Dear Members, As you may be aware, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has scheduled a special announcement on Sunday to release a COVID-19 restriction roadmap. This announcement by the Victorian Government has potential impacts for the K&MDBA, including further grant funding opportunities for community sport. Also, we have been notified today that Basketball Victoria have scheduled
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our Junior Cobras 1’s team coaches for the 2021 VJBL season. Further coaching positions to be announced once teams are selected. If you would like to be a become a Junior Cobras coach, please email of expression to interest to Mark Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org