MacMillan represented the Phil Munday’s Junior Cobras before taking up a scholarship at Gardner Webb University in 2006 and has kept in shape with the Cobras during each of his off seasons.
MacMillan was part of the Gardner Webb team that beat Kentucky in 2007 in one of the biggest upsets in US College history. The win received International coverage with MacMillan interviewed on SEN Radio.
Averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 2008-09 MacMillan finished with career highs in almost all categories on his team that went 13-17 for a 5th place finish.
MacMillan will travel to Belgrade, Serbia from July 1-12 with the Australian University team coached by former NBL Mentor Bill Tomlinson before returning to Gardner Webb for his Senior year.
The club anticipates that MacMillan will return to play with the Cobras following his senior year at Gardner Webb.
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Article below courtesy of Basketball Australia
Basketball Australia Names University Teams
Basketball Australia (BA) can announce the athletes selected to represent Australia in basketball at the 2009 World Uni Games in July.
The World University Summer Games (WUSG) are held every two years under the banner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and in 2009 will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from July 1-12.
The women’s team contains eight athletes and three coaches from the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) while the men’s team contains two athletes from the National Basketball League (NBL), with the remaining Australian players sourced from American universities.
The most represented university is St. Mary’s College of California, the current residence of Australian Boomer Patty Mills, with three athletes followed by America’s Nicholls State University and Victoria’s Monash University with two athletes apiece.
The women’s team will be coached by Townsville Fire Head Coach Peter Buckle while the men’s team will be coached by former Sydney Kings Assistant Coach and current Australian Boomers Network Coach Bill Tomlinson.
Australia is the reigning WUSG Gold Medallist in the women’s competition, having defeated Russia in the final of the 2007 event when coached by now-Opals coach Carrie Graf, while the men’s team finished the 2007 event in seventeenth place.
The women’s team will undergo a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) from May 18-20 while the men’s team will join the Australian Boomers at a training camp at the same venue from June 20-24 prior to departure for Europe. Australian Universities Women’s Basketball Team:
Sarah GRAHAM, Monash University (VIC), WNBL: Logan Thunder
Emma LANGFORD, University of Wyoming (USA)
Amy LEWIS, University of Ballarat (VIC), WNBL: Townsville Fire
Lauren MANSFIELD, Midland Junior College Texas (USA)
Mia NEWLEY, Flinders University (SA), WNBL: Adelaide Lightning
Elyse PENALUNA, Box Hill Tafe (VIC), WNBL: Bulleen Boomers
Chantella PERERA, Deakin University (VIC), WNBL: Canberra Capitals
Sally POTOCKI, Southern Cross University (NSW), WNBL: Sydney Uni Flames
Alyce SHEARING, Troy University (USA)
Kiera SHIELS, University of Sydney (NSW), WNBL: Sydney Uni Flames
Marianna TOLO, University of Canberra (ACT), WNBL: Canberra Capitals
Louella TOMLINSON, St. Marys College of California (USA)
Head Coach: Peter BUCKLE, WNBL: Townsville Fire Head Coach Asst. Coach: Chris LUCAS, WNBL: Canberra Capitals Assistant Coach Manager: Kirstie DENCH, WNBL: Bulleen Boomers Assistant Coach
Australian Universities Men’s Basketball Team: Benjamin ALLEN, St. Marys College of California (USA)
Ryan BATHIE, Nicholls State University (USA)
Anatoly BOSE, Nicholls State University (USA)
Benjamin CONGIUSTA, University of Tennessee at Martin (USA)
Andrew HARMS, Monash University (VIC), SEABL: Frankston Bears
Carlin HUGHES, St. Marys College of California (USA)
Ben MADGEN, Augusta State University (USA)
Nate TOMLINSON, University of Colorado (USA)
Cameron TOVEY, Curtin University of Technology (QLD), NBL: Townsville Crocs Auryn MacMillan, Gardner Webb University (USA), Kilsyth Cobras
Jesse WAGSTAFF, Metropolitan State College (USA)
Cameron WITT, Valparaiso University (USA)
Head coach: Bill TOMLINSON (formerly with NBL, Sydney Kings) Asst. Coach: Brett COXSEDGE (formerly with NBL, Sydney Spirit) Manager: Greg WARNECKE
The shorthanded Cobra Women have stumbled in their Round 3 NBL1 doubleheader, falling short at home to Bendigo and on the road to Ringwood. Article contributed by Cate Butterfield It was a tough weekend for the Cobras women, who had no answers under the ring for league veteran Gabrielle Richards when they took
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