Cobra junior Hamish MacDonald is making the leap to the NBL1, signing with the Kilsyth Cobra men for the 2022 season.


MacDonald makes the full time jump following a spectacular 2021 season with the VYC Cobra Men, one which saw him establish himself as arguably the competitions top two-way player. The 6’8 forward led the Cobras – and ranked in the leagues top-five – in scoring (18.6ppg), rebounds (8.3rpg), steals (2.3spg) and field goal percentage (57.9%) in 2021; the only player in the league to do so.


The 6’8 forward utilised his elite level athleticism to become a terror around the rim, dialling up an array of high-flying finishes on a regular basis. That explosiveness saw him become a major disruption on the defensive end, too, with MacDonald capable of guarding all four positions at a high level. 


Cobras head coach, Pete Godfrey, is confident that MacDonald’s standout play in the VYC competition will translate to the NBL1, with his size and athleticism – along with an impressive touch from midrange and the perimeter – a perfect fit for a Cobra squad loaded with long, athletic, multi-dimensional wings.


“Hamish is a super athlete with a solid basketball IQ, and I’m looking forward to seeing where he takes his game with us in 2022,” Godfrey said.  


“Hamish was on the edges of our 2021 roster and suited in a few games, while he carried a substantial load with the VYC Men. We started Hamish against the reigning champs, Nunawading, and he clocked major minutes and didn’t take a backward step. It’s been all upwards from there.”


Along with Ben Ursich and Corey Jeffs – and a pair of big-time signings to come shortly – the 20 year old MacDonald adds to an incredibly big and versatile group of Cobra wings; a group shaping up to be one of the best in the NBL1 in 2022.