Corey Davie reaches 300 SEABL games

Corey Davie reaches 300 SEABL games

Hobart Chargers forward Corey Davie joins the SEABL 300 game club this Saturday night, when his beloved Chargers play Ballarat Miners at the Minerdome.

Born and bred in Hobart, Davie has been a valuable member of the Hobart Chargers club, having played all of his 299 games so far with the club.  Corey will be the first player to play 300 games for the Chargers.

He joins an exclusive list of SEABL players to have reached the 300 game mark, just the 25th player to achieve the feat.

Corey played his first SEABL game on 28th April 1996, but played limited minutes. Corey scored his first SEABL points on 15th June 1996 against Mildura.

Corey played on a Championship team in 1997 and 1998 as the Hobart Chargers collected the SEABL Conference title both years.   Playing behind quality frontcourt players like David Biwer, Jason Pepper, Brad Williams and Willie Joseph, Corey was never required to score big numbers.

He has always played an influential role for his team, and was always known to do the things on court that didn’t show up on the stats sheet.

Corey scored his career best 24 points on the 8th March last year, and has a career high of 13 rebounds recorded on 20th June 2003.  Corey was also a member of the Chargers National Championship teams in 2000 and 2002.  Corey has a total of five SEABL championships, having secured the Championship also last year.

In his 299 games to date, Corey currently ranks 14th on the All Time Leading Blocked Shots list with 219 blocks, and has also recorded 1751 points and 1050 rebounds.

Corey is having his best season statistically since 2004 averaging 11.0pts, 6.2rebs and 2.0ass, due partly to the role he is now required to play.  Davie is an important player in the Chargers team this year and has taken on the role of educating the promising Hobart youngsters coming through.

Although playing on the road this week, Corey will celebrate the milestone with his family as brothers Joel and Dwain are members of the Chargers team, and dad Paul is an assistant coach.

Story courtesy of SEABL