Ursich will join GRU as a freshman at the conclusion of the 2015 VYC season.

“I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity to attend Georgia Regents University and to run out as a Jaguar in the upcoming season,” Ursich said.

Ursich’s strong 2015 VYC campaign has paid dividends, with the Cobras star joining a Jaguar team that has been a NCAA Division II powerhouse over the past decade. The 6’5 wing has been a dominant force in the VYC – boasting averages of 15.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg – with his ability to dominate both ends of the floor making him arguably the league’s best two-way player.

“I cannot speak highly enough about Ben; he’s athletic, skilled, plays at both ends of the floor equally well, is coachable, all about the team, humble and personable,” VYC Men’s head coach Pete Godfrey said.

“I wish him every success in the US and we are sincerely hopeful that before he heads off, Ben will be a major force in our assault on the 2015 VYC title.”

No stranger to playing above his age, Ursich’s rise began in Under 18’s when he was also a member of Rod Popp’s championship winning VYC team in 2013. In 2014, he helped lead Godfrey’s VYC men to a 19-3 regular-season record and an appearance in the championship game, and with his strong play this season, Ursich has helped put the Cobras in a position to return to the VYC championship game for the third consecutive year.

In addition to his VYC duties, Ursich has served as the SEABL men’s development player this season. And although he is just 19 years old, he’s given the Cobras solid minutes off the bench.

“Ben is one of the club’s outstanding young players and has definitely earned his opportunity to play in the US college system,” SEABL head coach Rod Popp said.

“He has made a mark in his early days of senior basketball and we anticipate that he will continue to develop through the college experience and we look forward to having him back playing for the Cobras during his off-seasons at GRU.”

You can catch Ben in both VYC and SEABL action at home this weekend, with the VYC men taking on Diamond Valley on Saturday at 7.00pm, while the Assist PT Cobras take on Sandringham in SEABL play on Sunday at 2.00pm.

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