198/85 inside ruckman
Capable of sustaining a ranking of 3-10
Selling points are outstanding tapwork, mobility/clean hands, vertical leap, good feeds/vision from and in traffic
Queries over lack of aerial marking presence (plays a bit like a small around the ground) and strength/physical size – he has shown capability of taking contested marks, but needs to do so more often as a big man.
Like the large majority of developing ruckman is lacking in endurance – only averaged 10 disposals and 1.4 marks per game in the 2010 U18 Championships
Has the potential to develop into a genuine number one ruckman that can direct the ball to his midfielders with great effect and offer plenty around the ground in terms of mobility, feeding and goal kicking - possibly a top 5 ruck in the competition at best – however still a fair way off AFL so be patient !
Should be kept away from AFL action for his first season - needs about 15kg to be his ideal playing weight - which will likely take upto 5 pre-seasons.
Dual SA U18, 2010 AA U18, AIS
2010 SANFL League (9 games) 2 goals
2010 SANFL Reserves (3 games, 2 bests) 3 goals
2009 SANFL League (2 games)
2009 SANFL Reserves (2 games, 1 best) 2 goals
2009 SANFL U18s (14 games, 8 bests) 4 goals
2008 SANFL U17s (17 games, 3 bests) 1 goal