Past Player - LEVER, Jay

Discussion in 'Players Board' started by saintsrfreak, Nov 25, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. saintsrfreak

    saintsrfreak Norm Smith Medallist

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    JAY LEVER
    Age: 18
    Height: 200cm
    Weight: 86kg
    From: Geelong Falcons
    Position: Key defender
    Quick and agile and loves to take on the opposition, but his stocks slipped in a disappointing national championships. Could be a wildcard.
     

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  2. Squizzy1970

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    Given the thread has been created, seems appropriate to pop the articles in here as well.

    http://www.afl.com.au/News/NEWSARTICLE/tabid/208/Default.aspx?newsId=123378

    Kevin Sheehan "Averaged 10-hit outs at U18 champs. Strengths include kicking, speed, agility, positioning and marking. Averaged 12.2 disposals, four marks for Falcons. From Sth Barwon FC."

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/big-jay-levers-his-way-back/story-e6frf9jf-1226202952558

    "He was the Falcons' best player with the ball in his hands," (former coach) Greaves said. "He makes fantastic decisions and has amazing agility for someone that size.

    "He played key forward, key back, and played some of his best footy on the wing."

    Lever "The national championships sort of put a massive mark on my year,"

    "I wasn't happy with it at all. I just couldn't get into games, couldn't get enough footy.

    "When I first got told I was being put in the ruck I thought, 'This could be interesting'. "

    "With the talent he's got, he could be anything," one talent spotter said. "We just didn't see enough of it (at the championships)."

    His preferred position is centre half-back, where his silky skills can help cut open an opposition.

    http://www.saints.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/5315/newsid/126470/default.aspx

    Bains "He's another one who has some versatility about him. I think his own personal preference is to play as a key back and he is someone we think we can develop over time to fill various needs for us. He might take a bit longer"

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  3. stkildathunda

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    Think Jay has taken Tommy Simpkins nickname of "Head" now :eek:

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  4. Squizzy1970

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    Jay Lever #36

    Early in 2012, “Leverage” was awarded St Joseph’s most outstanding athlete in 2011. He represented the school in three football grand finals, including the 2010 ACC premiership.

    Jay was athletics captain and holds three school discuss records at under-12, under-13 and under-16 levels. His 39.87-metre throw in 2006 not only became a school record but also still stands as an ACC record.

    He played 12 VFL reserves games in 2012, and managed 4 games in the seniors - earning praise after his first game against Werribee (spending some time on Nathan Ablett).

    After his last senior game, he played the Elimination Final in the reserves - and showed versatility in playing forward and kicking 3 goals.

    Scott Watters spoke about Lever in June, saying that he was a project player who realistically is 12-24 months away.

    Hopefully he can add the weight and strength without compromising his mobility (which is very good for a 18-19yo 200cm player), and play alot more VFL seniors in 2013.

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    Height doesn't seem to be a problem:

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