Kilsyth fan-favourite Jorden Adnam has signed with the Cobras for the 2020 NBL1 season.
Adnam returns home following a one year stint with the rival Knox Raiders, where he was a solid contributor for the Raiders in his first full-time season in the NBL1. The Mount Evelyn Meteor junior enjoyed a stellar VYC Career with the Cobras from 2014 to 2018; Adnam led the Cobras to league championships in 2015 and 2017, was named league MVP (2018) and Finals MVP (2017) in back-to-back seasons, and earned a trio of VYC All-Star 5 nods (2015, 2017-18).
Guiding Adnam and co. to that 2015 VYC title was current Cobras NBL1 head coach Pete Godfrey, with Godfrey confident that Adnam’s unorthodox, unique skillset on the offensive end will serve the Cobras well in 2020.
“I coached Jorden 2013 to 2015, and was really keen to see him back in the mighty red and black for 2020,” Godfrey said.
“A freakish athlete with a quiver of ‘special’ moves on the floor make him an interesting player to watch and maybe just a little tough to scout.”
Godfrey also pointed to Adnam’s season at Knox as a benefit for the swingman — his first full season of experience at the NBL1 level. Adnam and Ben Ursich will lead a youth movement for Kilsyth in 2020, one which sees over half of the Cobras roster aged 25 and under.
“Everything happens for a reason, and I think Jorden will have definitely benefited on a number of levels from a year away,” Godfrey said on Adnam’s year at Knox.
“Jorden will be a part of a nucleus of 2020 players on our roster who are VYC eligible or just a year or two out of VYC, which will make for a relatively young group with plenty of run in their legs, and hopefully some crowd pleasing ‘Home Grown’ highlights throughout the season.”
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