The North Gold Coast Seahawks are excited to announce that Kody Stattmann has sign on for NBL1 North 2023.
The 21-year-old Queensland product spent four years at the University of Virginia, where he won a National Championship in his freshman year, before signing with the Brisbane Bullets for NBL23.
Stattmann, a 6-7 guard, has represented Australia on multiple occasions including the FIBA U/17 World Cup, U/17 Oceania Championships, U/18 Asia Cup and most recently the FIBA U/19 World Cup, where he averaged 10.3 ppg and 3rpg.
Stattmann suited up for his home town Cairns Marlins in NBL1 North 2022 and averaged 15 ppg at 50FG% and 7 rpg.
Head Coach Luke Mcguire is thrilled to have Stattmann on his roster this coming season.
"I’m really excited to have secured Kody for the upcoming season. His versatility will help us at both ends the floor. Kody has the ability to score at all 3 levels comfortably and I think in our system he can an be an extremely effluent scorer."
Stattmann, who will join the team soon upon his return from the US was looking forward to building on the back of his NBL rookie year.
"I decided to play for Seahawks firstly because of our style of play, allow us to play fast and push the ball up the court, also we have a good group of guys that will play hard and have fun."
"Personally I would like to become more of leader on the court and improve on the little things."
Asked about his goals for the team, defense and disruption is one of the qualities that Stattmann would like the Seahawks to be known for this season, with that hopefully pushing the team in to the post-season for their second NBL1 North campaign.
"For the team, is to get up defensively and frustrate teams. And to be able to win games and play in finals".
Season Memberships and Tickets are on sale now. Head to www.seahawksbasketball.com.au/tickets to secure yours. The teams open their season at home against cross-town rivals Gold Coast on March 25th.