Kilsyth junior Kyle Adnam has been included in the Australian Boomers squad ahead of the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
Adnam’s inclusion in the Boomers squad is another step forward in what has been a remarkable 14 months for the electrifying guard. The Mount Evelyn Meteors junior made his international debut with Australia at the University Games in August 2017, before taking the floor against the Oklahoma City Thunder with Melbourne United in an NBA/NBL preseason showdown. Adnam later helped United win the 2018 NBL Championship, with his play earning him a invite to a Dallas Mavericks offseason minicamp.
After dominating the New Zealand National Basketball League during the offseason – where he was named team MVP of the Nelson Giants – Adnam secured a contract with the Sydney Kings for the current NBL season. Adnam and co. battled the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers down to the wire in late September in another NBA/NBL preseason matchup, and the Kings backup point guard has produced solid numbers to tip-off the NBL regular season, helping Sydney move into second place in the league standings after four games.
Adnam now takes aim at a place on the Boomers roster, but he’ll need to out-perform some of the nation’s best guards to get there. The Boomers are set to name their team in mid-November ahead of a pair of games against Iran (November 30) and Qatar (December 3) in Melbourne.
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
Kilsyth juniors Bree Mackenzie and Jamie Ahale are set to tip-off their 2018/19 collegiate campaigns, with the NCAA season starting next week. Mackenzie enters her final season with Hawai’i Pacific University, following a redshirt season in 2018/19. The fifth-year senior was named to the All-PacWest First Team in 2017, and will be looking to