The Cobra Men have added yet another big-time talent to their roster for the 2018 SEABL season, signing Sydney Kings point guard Sam Daly.
A graduate of Chaminade University (Hawaii, USA), Daly was a standout during his two seasons with the Silverswords, averaging 10.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and a team-leading 4.3 assists per game. The younger brother of Mt Gambier Pioneers guard Tom Daly, Sam gives the Cobras a big backcourt presence with the ability to play both the point guard and shooting guard positions. At 6’4, Daly size enables him to see the floor over smaller defenders and finish inside with strength around the rim.
“Sam comes to us as one of the brightest young up and coming point guards in the NBL,” Cobras coach Justin Schueller said.
“We go a long way back, and I look forward to coaching him at this level.”
Daly’s impressive collegiate career captured the attention of the NBL’s Sydney Kings, where the Adelaide native is currently under contract. Daly joins new Cobras teammates Owen Odigie, Chris Patton, Dane Pineau, Felix Von Hofe and Isaac Turner as players with NBL experience, and Schueller believes that Daly’s time spent in Australia’s top league will serve him well heading into the new SEABL season.
“Sam, like most of our group, is looking to cement himself in the NBL and it will be great having his like mindedness, work ethic and character with the team,” Schueller said.
“He is a great floor leader who has a high ability to create for both himself or others, and our fans are going to enjoy watching him play.”
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The Lady Cobras have bolstered their front court with the addition of forward/centre Hope Terdich for the 2018 SEABL season. Terdich gives the already impressive Lady Cobras frontcourt some added depth, with the former AIS scholarship holder able to play both the power forward and centre positions. A member of the Dandenong Rangers WNBL
Ben Turner has been awarded a Kilsyth Basketball Life Membership for his outstanding and continued service to our Association and the greater basketball community. Ben has served as a Kilsyth Basketball Director since 2011 and the Secretary of the K&MDBA since 2008, and is currently the Director of Sports Partnerships at Genius Sports. He joined Genius Sports (formally SportingPulse) in April 2011,
All Domestic Games across our Kilsyth, Lilydale and Oxley Stadiums will run as scheduled on Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3. Please continue to check-in on our website and social media for any changes over the weekend. We thank you all for your cooperation and ask that you please drive safe out on the roads!