Following an electric rookie season, Kilsyth guard Kyle Adnam will return to the Cobras for the 2015 SEABL season. The reigning Australian Youth Player of the Year took the league by storm last season, quickly establishing himself as one of the league’s best and most exciting players.

“I’m overjoyed and excited to be back in red for 2015,” Adnam said. “There’s no denying we have some unfinished business from last year and it will be great to get it all underway.”
 
The Big-V Youth Player of the Year in 2013, Adnam made the jump to SEABL despite being considered by many to be too young, inexperienced, and undersized to make an immediate impact for the Cobras. However, it didn’t take long for the crafty guard to prove the doubters wrong, lighting up opposing teams to the tune of 15.6 points per game and team-leading 3.7 assists per game.

With the Cobras pre-season officially underway, coach Rod Popp is thrilled to have his starting point guard committed for the year ahead. “We’re very happy to have Kyle back at the club after having such a great rookie season,” Popp said.

Adnam will join the Cobras at the conclusion of the NBL season, where he is currently playing with the Wollongong Hawks. “I’ve learnt a lot and continued to develop in my time so far at Wollongong, and am very thankful for the opportunity they’ve given me,” Adnam said. “I’ve had a chance to play a lot more in the NBL and against some great players, only adding to my development. It’s been great.”
 
Coach Popp echoed his point guard’s statement, expecting an improved Adnam in year two. “I am sure his time at Wollongong has helped him expand his game and we look forward to having him re-join the group,” Popp said.

Adnam will team up with the high-flying Joel Naburgs on the perimeter, ensuring the Cobras again possess one of SEABL’s most exciting backcourt tandems. With most of last season’s South Conference runners-up set to return again, the Cobras are set for another year of entertaining, winning basketball.

The group we have this season is so exciting, not only with the unselfishness and up-tempo style of play, but also the youth we have as well,” Adnam added. “We are all ‘Homegrown’ and want nothing more than to bring a championship back to the ‘Snakepit’.”

As it stands, the 2015 edition of the Cobras will again feature a strong ‘Homegrown’ presence, one that was well supported last season by the Kilsyth Basketball community. “The feel around Kilsyth is great,” Adnam said. “The local fan support has been amazing and is only growing which adds another huge upside to playing in red.”

The Cobra men and women will tip-off their season on April 9 at Dandenong, with their first home doubleheader set for Sunday April 19 against Frankston.

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