Point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2022 NBL1 season.
Tomada electrified in his debut NBL1 season, leading the Cobras in scoring (15.0ppg) and assists (3.8apg), and ranking second on the team in steals (1.4spg). Tomada’s elite point guard play was a driving force behind the Cobras top-four finish in 2021, with the Maroondah Magic junior possessing a knack for making big plays on both ends of the floor when it mattered most.
Taking the leap from Big-V to starting point guard in the NBL1, Tomada put any concerns about his ability to produce at the next level to rest from the get-go, starting the season in scintillating form as he helped a new-look Cobra roster burst out of the gates. He tipped-off his 2021 campaign with 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the Cobras thrilling one point opening night win against Waverley, and followed with a 14 point, 11 assist masterpiece in Round 2 against championship contenders, the Hobart Chargers. The fearless floor general eclipsed the 20 point mark on two occasions, highlighted by a season high 26 point performance – including 20 in the fourth quarter – on the road against Ringwood in a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
“Some may have had questions about Adi stepping up from the Big-V, but he answered those questions with terrific numbers while running the team from the point in his rookie season,” Cobras head coach Pete Godfrey said.
Though undersized, Tomada has shown a unique ability to create for both himself and others, with his grounded, controlled game helping him finish through contact and get to the free throw line at a high rate. Coupled with his defensive smarts and natural leadership qualities, and you have the ideal point guard to lead coach Godfrey’s gritty, grind-it-out style of play.
“Adi is a fierce competitor with an unrelenting appetite to be the best he can be,” Godfrey added.
“He has now had two NBL1 pre-seasons and a 13 game season to find the level of the league and where he fits in it. I am really looking forward to seeing where he takes us in season 2022.”
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