Superstar guard Isaac Turner has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2020 NBL1 season.
Turner returns to Kilsyth for a third year, having enjoyed a pair of standout seasons with the Cobras in 2018 and 2019. Following a stellar All-SEABL Team campaign in 2018, Turner was just as impressive in 2019, leading the Cobras with a team-best 19.0 points and 2.6 three pointers per game – good for sixth in the league. While a hand injury sidelined Turner for the first five rounds of 2019, he got going late, finishing the season on fire as he upped his scoring to 25 points per contest over the final six games of the season.
“I’m so excited and thankful to be back at Kilsyth, a club I consider to be home” – Isaac Turner
The electrifying lefty’s strong finish carried over into the offseason, with Turner earning a spot on the NBL1 All-Star Team and leading the squad in scoring over a number of exhibition games. Turner was a standout for the All-Stars at the NBL Blitz, proving he can match it with the nation’s best talent as he averaged 17.5 points per game during the NBL’s preseason tournament in Tasmania. Turner continues to stay in the NBL mix during the NBL1 off-season, currently serving as a member of the South East Melbourne Phoenix squad.
The Cobras scoring machine is thrilled to return to the place he now considers home — a place that has seen him become a fan favourite both on and off the court.
“I’m so excited and thankful to be back at Kilsyth, a club I consider to be home,” Turner said.
“I’m looking forward to building something special with our returning guys and the new players coming in.”
2020 will bring in some changes for the Cobras, with Peter Godfrey signing as the NBL1 Men’s Head Coach, while a handful of new faces are set to join the team for the upcoming season. Turner is excited to be a part of the Cobras fresh look in 2020, and is eager to play his part in helping establish the team’s culture and identity for the new season.
“Pete has instilled a hard working, team-first culture everywhere he’s been and had a lot of success along the way,” Turner said about the Cobras new head coach.
“I can’t wait to get to work with Pete and the guys and build upon the club’s winning culture.”
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