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Screen Shot 2019-01-30 at 3.13.18 pmPIONEERS SIGN DAYJAR

The Castec Rural Supplies Mount Gambier Pioneers are pleased and excited to announce the signing of

American import DayJar Dickson.


6’8” DayJar touched down in the Lake City yesterday and will be on court with his new team mate’s tomorrow

morning. This will be DayJar’s first pro experience after a four year college career, the last two of those at

Southern Indiana where, as team captain he averaged 7.8 points per game and a team leading 6.7 rebounds.

“We are extremely excited to have DayJar on board with the us this season” “We have brought him in with a

view to him anchoring our defense and I am confident DayJar’s high energy playwill be a big hit with the

Pioneers fans” Head Coach Richard Hill said.


The Pioneers are hard at work preparing for the Premier League opener, a road double on March the second

and third against the North Adelaide Rockets and the Sturt Sabres.

You can catch the new look Pioneers including DayJar and fellow import Kentrell Barkley at the annual Millicent

Tournament on February 15,16 and 17.


For more information on DayJar’s signing or the Pioneers Basketball Club don’t hesitate to contact the club






The Pioneers Basketball Club are pleased to announce the club has secured Naming Rights Partner for their Women’s

Program with “ OneFortyOne” committing for the 2019 season.


“We are genuinely excited to have secured OneFortyOne as the naming rights partner for our women’s team”. President of

the Pioneers Basketball Club Tom Kosch Said “We know that OFO is a leading business in our region, and we share the

same values of excellence and commitment to our community”.


“On behalf of the club I would like to thank General Manager of the Jubilee Highway Sawmill Paul Hartung and CEO Linda

Sewell for their generous support of our Basketball Club and we look forward to an ongoing relationship.” Tom Kosch said.


OneFortyOne has expanded their business from plantations and have just celebrated their first birthday since taking on the

operation of the saw-mill located at Jubilee Highway Mount Gambier. General Manager Paul Hartung has been an

advocate for the Pioneers Basketball Club committing as a Platinum Partner in 2018.


“We are delighted to join the Pioneers family in their inaugural season. This is the start of a new and exciting chapter for

one of the most well respected sporting organisations in our region”. Paul Hartung said.

“Our values are aligned and we share a passion for championing opportunities for local women to be the best in their

chosen fields, be it forestry, timber or sport”.

“We look forward to working with the Pioneers in engaging with schools and community events. We look forward to an

exciting year ahead”.


OneFortyOne will be recognised as our women’s naming right partner whilst Castec Rural Supplies continue on their long

term relationship as Naming Right sponsors of our men’s program. “The past few months have been extremely difficult for

our Basketball club, we can’t thank the local community enough. With the ongoing support of Castec Rural Supplies & now

One Forty One we look forward to expanding our program and doing what we do best”.


For more information on OneFortyOne and the Pioneers please do not hesitate to contact the club directly.

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The Castec Rural Supplies Mount Gambier Pioneers have completed the “Daly double” with the signing of Sam Daly who joins his brother and captain Tom on the very new and exciting Pioneers roster. 

Sam a 6’4” combo guard is a perfect fit with the sharp shooting Erik “Eze” Burdon and point guard Tom who return for their ninth and seventh seasons respectively. 

Sam a former Sturt junior had a 4 year college career before returning to Australia and joining Kilsyth in the now defunct SEABL and the NBL’s Sydney Kings where he is now in his second year. A do it all guard Sam averaged 11.4 points 4 rebounds 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game in his senior year at Chaminade in the NCAA following this up with 11.1, 3.3, 3.1 and 1.3 steals per game last season for Kilsyth. 

“I’m really looking forward to joining Tom and my new team mates in Mount Gambier and working hard with Richo to take my game to the next level” Sam said. He will arrive to join his team mates when the top of the table Kings finish their season. 

Pioneers Head Coach Richard Hill is excited to have Sam joining the revamped team. “Sam has made a bold decision to join our program with his development in mind”. “ His attitude and focus on becoming the best player he can be whilst reconnecting with his brother and helping us in a challenging situation has really impressed me” Coach Hill said. 

The Pioneers are close to finalizing their roster with a second import signing imminent. 

If you require further information on Sam’s signing or the Pioneers please don’t hesitate the club. 



American Kentrell Barkley has agreed to terms with the Castec Rural Supplies Pioneers. Kantrel a versatile wing or stretch 4 was a three year starter with NCAA Div 1 College 

East Carolina where he led the team in scoring and rebounding. More recently Barkley has been with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA G League where he was drafted in the first round. 

Although only listed at 6’5” Kentrell’s 6’11” wingspan enables him to play as a wing or as he did in college man the four position using his length to be an outstanding and versatile defender. 

Pioneers head coach Richard Hill is excited by the acquisition of Barkley. “ Kentrell fits perfectly for us, being able to play the 2,3 and 4 helps us cover some of the holes we have with the unfortunate loss of a number of players” 

Kentrell will arrive in Australia in great shape and ready to commence his Australian career in the first week of February. ‘We have been searching for a player with Kentrell’s diverse skill set and I am very pleased that he has committed to our program “Coach Hill concluded. 

A very new group of Pioneer’s is hard at work preparing for the Premier League season which commences on March 2. 

The Pioneers will have some more exciting announcements over the next two weeks, stay tuned! 

For more information on Kentrell’s signing or the Pioneers Basketball Club don’t hesitate to contact the club directly.