Werribee Devils lock in key import

Werribees Konor Kulas. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Lance Jenkinson

Werribee Devils have sealed a deal that will see star import Konor Kulas return for a second season in the Big V basketball men’s state championship.

A forward who can stretch the floor, Kulas took the league by storm last season, scooping Big V All Star 5 honours after averaging 24.2 points and 11.1 rebounds a game.

Kulas was a key player for the Devils because of his competitiveness under the basket and quality at the perimeter.

The leading scorer in the league was tough to contain for opposition defenders because of his flexibility on the court.

Kulas is excited to be back at Werribee.

“I hope we can use the momentum we created last season to have a serious crack in 2019,” he said. “It feels like unfinished business for me.”

Warren Estcourt, the Devils men’s championship coach, said it was a no brainer inviting Kulas back.

“Konor was the backbone of our team in 2018 and re-signing him for season 2019 was our main priority,” Estcourt said.

“He is the consummate professional, both on and off the court, and I am looking forward to welcoming him back and watching his continued development.”

Earlier in the week, Werribee announced the signing of the first of its two imports, American David Shepard.

Shepard is a six-foot-seven power forward who has played professionally in Argentina and will bring a presence.

“David’s skill set will make him one of the best imports in the league in 2019 and I am confident he will be a wonderful addition for the club,” Escourt said.