The Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners are thrilled to announce the re-signing of Kuany Kuany who will join the team for NBL1 2020.

Kuany returns to Ballarat after playing 21 games for the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners in 2019 where he averaged 16 points per game before receiving the Brian Goorjian Coaches Award at the 2019 Basketball Ballarat Awards.

Kuany spoke to Basketball Ballarat and was thrilled to return to Ballarat.

“I’m beyond excited to be playing for Ballarat in the 2020 NBL1 Season. We had a good season last year and improved both individually and as a team, to be able to come back and keep building on that is an exciting opportunity.” Kuany said.

Kuany was a popular player both among all the supporters and the association so this announcement is exciting news for the region ahead of the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners playing at the new Ballarat Sports Events Centre.

“I’m also excited to play in the new stadium. I got an opportunity to see it last year and I was hoping we’d get to play there before the season finished, so to be able to play there for the 2020 season will be fun. I’m also looking forward to being around the community, they came in great numbers last year to support us so I’m looking forward to playing for them all.” Kuany said.

Brendan Joyce will also continue as Director of Coaching at Basketball Ballarat and Head Coach of the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners which Kuany was looking forward to.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Coach Brendan Joyce again, he’s a great coach who knows how to bring out the best in you and improve you as an athlete and a person.” Kuany ended with.

Elite Teams Manager Glenn White said the return of Kuany was a real highlight.

“Kuany not only brings talent to the group but a great level of leadership and ultimately he is a real asset to the community here in Ballarat so we are all thrilled to have him back next season.” White said.

The Signing of Kuany Kuany is the first for the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners for NBL1 2020.