Cobra Hamish MacDonald is college-bound, signing with Baker University in Kansas, USA.
MacDonald – an SEBC Saints junior – enjoyed an impressive 2019 and start to 2020 on court, helping lead the VYC Cobra Men to a postseason appearance last season and the U21 Cobras to the Eltham-Dandenong Tournament championship in January.
The athletic, versatile 6-7 MacDonald was rewarded for his standout play with the Cobras, earning a place on the Victorian Metro A team – alongside fellow Cobras Roosevelt Williams Jr and David Okwera – which placed fifth at the U20 National Championships in Canberra back in February.
MacDonald’s next journey takes him to Baker University, located one hour outside of Kansas City in midwest USA. The ‘Wildcats’ compete in the NAIA’s Heart of America Athletic Conference, where former Cobra Stephen O’Brien also played his collegiate basketball (at rival Benedictine College).
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
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
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our Junior Cobras 1st 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