Kilsyth junior and 200 game NBL veteran Kyle Adnam has signed with the Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season.


Adnam returns to his home club for the first time in 2016, having enjoyed a whirlwind career over the past eight years at the national and international level. The Mount Evelyn Meteors junior starred for the Cobras in the SEABL from 2014 to 2016, earning SEABL Youth Player of the Year honours in 2014 and 2015, in addition to being named to the All-SEABL Team in 2015. 


The 11 year NBL veteran eclipsed the 200 career game in 2023 with the South East Melbourne Phoenix, where he served as a team captain from 2021-2023. Adnam played arguably the best basketball of his career during his four year stint with the Phoenix, averaging just under 10 points and three assists per contest over 119 games. The standout was Adnam’s 2021 campaign, when he averaged career-bests of 12.0 points and 3.7 assists per game, finishing as a finalist for the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award. 


Prior to his time with the Phoenix, Adnam was a key contributor with the Sydney Kings in 2019, and won an NBL championship in 2018 with Melbourne United. Following his championship run in 2018 with United, Adnam was invited to attend a Dallas Mavericks NBA mini-camp, adding NBA experience – along with a pair of trips with the Australian Boomers – to his impressive resume. 


Now back home where his basketball journey began two decades prior, Adnam is grateful for the opportunity to put on the pinstriped jersey once more, and is hungry to not only help lead the Cobras to a championship, but also leave a lasting impact on the Kilsyth Basketball community.



“I’m looking forward to being back at home at my junior a club – a place where all of my dreams of being a professional basketball player begun – to get back into the community and help this team achieve the ultimate goal of hanging a banner in the stands,” Adnam said.


Adnam joins a loaded Cobra backcourt, one that now rounds out as arguably the most exciting in the entire NBL1 competition. With his elite playmaking, scoring and flair for the dramatic, Adnam – along with fellow guards Adi Tomada, Josh Duach and Mitch Dielemans – are set to be the hottest hoops ticket in town.


The Cobras season tips-off on Wednesday April 3, with their home opener set for April 6 as they battle the rival Knox Raiders in the battle for the Ashes.