Home Grown Kilsyth junior and NBL player Auryn Macmillan has returned home to play for the Swinburne Cobras this season. Macmillan just completed his second NBL season, playing with the Melbourne Tigers. He played his rookie NBL season with the Wollongong Hawks.

 

Said Macmillan on his return to Kilsyth: "It feels great to be back in the mix at Kilsyth. This club is my home. I’m really excited to play with some of these young guys coming through, like Kyle (Adnam) and Jacko (Jackson Brazier), and I’m glad to get another chance to play under coach Popp. I really like the direction the club is headed in, and ultimately I’m glad for the chance to be a part of it."

 

In 95 SEABL games with the Cobras, Macmillan has career averages of 11.7ppg on 52.2% shooting, and 7.0 rpg. The Cobras and Tigers fan favourite, known for his hustle, long hair, and athleticism, will give Kilsyth another inside presence; completing an imposing frontline as he joins the red-hot Tim Lang and import Dain Swetalla down low. With Macmillan and Lang teaming previously in SEABL, Coach Rod Popp should have little trouble slotting Macmillan into the mix.

 

While Macmillan’s return comes as great news to Cobra fans, they will only catch a glimpse of the big man in action early on, as he is departing for the United States next month to marry his fiancé, Laci. The two met while Macmillan attended Gardner-Webb University, where he played four years for the NCAA Division 1 team. Macmillan will return mid-season and look to help the Cobras push for a finals berth.

 

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