The Cobra Men have added more muscle to their front court, re-signing centre Desmond Owili for the 2018 SEABL season.


Owili was a strong contributor for Kilsyth during his debut SEABL season, with the charismatic big man providing a spark to the Cobras second unit with his contagious energy and physical low post play. Owili averaged 3.7ppg and 2.5rpg in limited minutes for the Cobras, proving to be an ideal backup to starting centre Chris Patton.


Cobras coach Justin Schueller is pleased to have Owili back on board, with the 6’7 Kenyan native showing steady improvement over the course of the 2017 season.


“Dez had some standout moments last season and we will see him have a more consistent role this year,” Schueller said.


“He has developed well and his shot blocking and rebounding will be keys off the bench for us.”


Owili scored eight or more points on three seperate occasions during 2017, and recorded season-highs of eight rebounds and five assists in a narrow road loss to Mt Gambier on May 26. Following an encouraging rookie campaign, ‘Dez’ is primed to provide an even bigger spark off the Kilsyth bench in 2018, with his development trending in the right direction. And with the Kilsyth fan-favourite joining forces alongside Patton and fellow big-man Dane Pineau, the Cobras front court is shaping up to be one of the league’s most talented for the season ahead.


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