Star swingman Jamie Ahale has re-signed with the Cobras for the 2023 NBL1 season.


After enjoying a successful collegiate career at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Ahale joined Kilsyth at midseason following the completion of his senior year with the Flames and made a significant impact on the Cobras roster. The SEBC Saints junior starred late in the the year for Kilsyth, ranking second on the team in scoring over the final month of the season (15.0ppg) as he transitioned into a starting role. 


The sharpshooting Ahale recorded season-highs of 22 points and six three-pointers – in just 22 minutes – in a road win over the Frankston Blues in Round 15, and was the only Cobra to score in double-digits over the final five games of the regular season and playoffs. And while he became an ultra-reliable perimeter scorer, it was his work on the other end which stood out as the season progressed, with Ahale handling – with great success – a number of key defensive assignments. Ahale’s stellar two-way play didn’t go unnoticed wither, with the 22 year-old garnering some serious NBL interest at the conclusion of the season.


Now with the Cobras for a full preseason campaign, head coach Pete Godfrey believes Ahale is set for a huge year ahead — and his young star will be must-see hoops.


“Jamie is an elite level shooter, a lockdown defender, and highly coachable. He adds layers of competitiveness to training sessions and is set for a massive NBL1 23 campaign,” Godfrey said.


“Jamie and I have discussed at length where I think he can get to and the role he can play for us in 2023. My advice to the Kilsyth faithful: get your tickets early and buckle in for the ride in Jamie’s first full NBL1 season.”