The man in the middle is back, with veteran Tim Lang re-signing with the Cobras for the 2022 NBL1 season.
Returning for his first season at Kilsyth since 2016, Lang picked up where he left off, playing a key role in helping the Cobras post an impressive 9-4 record in 2021. The Cobras captain averaged a solid 8.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest in 2021, and finished the season strong prior to its abrupt end.
Over the final month of play, Lang upped his numbers to 11 points and seven rebounds per contest, leading the Cobras to a number of impressive wins over championship contenders. And while he continued to produce on court at the age of 36, Lang’s role as a leader and mentor for a young Cobras roster proved just as vital in 2021.
Lang has enjoyed a stellar career at Kilsyth, amassing over 200 SEABL games with the Cobras and establishing himself as one of the best Australian centres in the SEABL/NBL1 over the past decade. Over the course of his remarkable SEABL/NBL1 career, Lang boasts averages of 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per contest, with his ability to stretch the floor and mix it up down low making him a matchup nightmare on the offensive end.
Heading into the 2022 season, Lang has a shot to reach the prestigious 300 career NBL1/SEABL game mark; a milestone reserved for a select few in Australian hoops. And with his impressive games total, towering frame and ability to still light it up from deep and inside, Cobras Head Coach Peter Godfrey believes Lang is set for another big season ahead with the Cobras.
“Assuming all goes to plan and we get most of the season done, Tim will play his 300th SEABL/NBL1 game in 2022 – a significant milestone indeed for the big fella,” Godfrey said.
“Tim’s leadership on the practice floor and in the locker room is priceless, and his 6’10 frame, NBL and international experience, and ability to stretch the floor continues to command the respect of opponents across the league.”
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