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Yippee Ki-Yay MF, 36ers complete roster


ADELAIDE 36ers have signed outstanding young Aussie big man Obi Kyei to complete their 2019-20 NBL roster, coach Joey Wright unearthing another potential "diamond in the rough".

Kyei, 24 and 206cm, is the player Wright last week described as " ... a young Aussie from Europe who has the same size and athleticism of Majok (Deng) and is a real rim protector."

Born in Sydney, Kyei played as a power forward in NCAA Division II at Metro State (2013-2015) and then at Eckerd College (2015-2017).

He subsequently has played in Germany, England and most recently in Spain after an impressive QBL season with Logan Thunder.

Kyei averaged 20.3 points, 9.6 rebounds. 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals for the Thunder.

Wright last week said he believed his 2019-20 NBL roster would be better than last season's team.

The Sixers will be Daniel Johnson, *Ramone Moore, Anthony Drmic, *Jacob Wiley, *Deshon Taylor, Daniel Dillon, Kevin White, Harry Froling, Jack McVeigh, Brendan Teys and Kyei. (*Denotes import).

Former NBA forward and 36ers dual-championship star Kevin Brooks will continue as Wright's lead assistant next season.

The 36ers are expected to announce Kyei's signing this week.

Elsewhere, promising Cairns Taipans guard Kuany Kuany (pictured below) has signed on to play for Will Weaver at Sydney Kings.

Kuany impressed at the 2018 Preseason Blitz in Ballarat but lacked game-time opportunities during the regular season at Cairns.

This NBL1 season with Ballarat Miners, he has been delivering 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

May 20

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