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 earn a place on the all-conference team for the third time as she enters the final chapter on what has been a stellar collegiate career to date. If Mackenzie can replicate her career numbers of 13.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game, she has a chance to break the school records for career totals in each of the three categories.
Mackenzie and the Sharks open their season on November 9 when they take on Cal State – San Marcos on the road.
Ahale is set to make his debut with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), signing with the Flames following a standout freshman season at Mineral Area Junior College in Missouri. Ahale finished 2018 ranked 17th in the nation in three pointers made (100) – while shooting an impressive 39.8 percent from deep – with his elite shooting tenacity on the defensive end earning him a place on the All-Conference First Team.
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 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