Kilsyth juniors Nikita Young and Georgia Booth have signed with the NBL1 Cobra Women for the 2021 season.


The dynamic backcourt duo join the NBL1 Cobras for their rookie campaigns, earning a full time call-up after impressing head coach Hannah Lowe standout preseasons. The pair are set to give Lowe’s team an explosive punch punch off the bench on both ends of the floor, with their two way dominance on full display early in 2021 as they’ve led the VYC Cobra Women to a perfect 5-0 start.


Young, a Mount Evelyn Meteors junior, has enjoyed a dominant start to 2021 with the VYC Cobras, ranking second on the team in scoring (15.0ppg) and rebounding (5.3rpg), and first in assists (3.8apg) and steals (2.8spg). Possessing a smooth perimeter game and elite athleticism and length, Lowe expects the versatile Young’s game to transition seamlessly into the NBL1 and believes the versatile wing could surprise the masses with her immediate impact.


“I’m excited to watch Nikita’s transition into the NBL1 team this year,” Lowe said.


“She’s a long-term Cobra and has shown very early on that she belongs in this space. She will be one to watch for sure.”


Booth has enjoyed a strong start of her own to 2021, posting solid numbers (10.0ppg/4.5rpg/2.5spg) of her own to begin the VYC season. The SEBC Saints junior’s impact is felt far beyond the box score, though, with her blazing speed, grit and fierce competitive nature – in addition to a well rounded perimeter skillset – making her a nightmare matchup for opposing guards. And just like Young, Lowe is confident Booth will thrive at the next level with the Cobras.


“Georgia is a quick and exciting guard that I can see causing headaches for our opposition in 2021,” Lowe said.


“She’s another Cobras homegrown member of our team and another young talent that will no doubt thrive in the NBL1 environment.”


Young and Booth will make their NBL1 debut on Saturday night as the Cobras tip-off their 2021 regular season at home against the Waverley Falcons (6pm).