Prediction 2018 NAB Rising Star watch

Who will be the best player amongst the 2018 eligible Rising Stars?

  • Josh Schoenfeld

  • Jack Scrimshaw

  • Wil Powell

  • Brayden Crossley

  • Connor Nutting

  • Will Brodie

  • Max Spencer

  • Jacob Heron

  • Josh Jaska

  • Jacob Dawson

  • Charlie Ballard

  • Brad Scheer


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barberbarbarian

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I made this thread last year but intend on keeping it slightly more updated throughout 2018.

As has been a constant theme the last few years, 2018 will be another year with a large group of players eligible for the rising star. A meaningless award, but often gives us supporters good hope for the future, and is a good way to get some coverage and recognition for impressive performances from our younger guys.
- Of last years eligible players, only 1 recognition to Ben Ainsworth for his 3 goal game against Essendon, whilst Brayden Fiorini was shafted for a nomination constantly, even after putting up 12 20+ disposal games -

The players with potential to feature in the award through 2018 are:

Jack Scrimshaw
Senior games: 4

Best performance 2017:
Round 19 v Richmond: 12 disposals, 4 marks, 5 intercepts @ 92%DE

Thoughts: Had a few injury/concussion scares this year. Playing well enough in the NEAFL to warrant senior games toward the end of the year. still unclear on best position.

JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018: N/A


Brad Scheer
Senior games: 8

Best performance 2017:
Round 10 v Melbourne: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 1 behind.

Thoughts: Consistently playing well in the NEAFL. Had a few call ups and will be better for it in the long run. Needs more games in the middle but his leg speed is a worry when it comes to following opposition. Needs to maximise his strengths which is contested ball and clearances. something we lack severely.

JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018:

Round 8 vs Melbourne: 18 disposals - 8 contested, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 3 clearances

Connor Nutting

Senior games: 0

Draft No:
55

Thoughts:
Have not seen or heard enough of him to judge yet.
JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018:

Will Brodie
Senior games: 6

Best performance 2017:
Round 23 v Port Adelaide: 23 disposals, 6 tackles, 2 clearances, 8CP

Thoughts: No REAL reason to not be playing in the 1's consistently as he's been a bull in the NEAFL every game. needs to build his tank but still looks like he'll be a good inside player. Needs time and OPPORTUNITY.

JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018:

Round 12 vs GWS: 14 disposals - 8 contested, 3 marks, 1 goal, 7 tackles, 4 clearances

Round 16 vs North Melbourne: 24 disposals - 12 contested, 3 centre clearances, 4 tackles, 6 clearances, 4 score involvements
Round 18 vs Sydney: 27 disposals - 11 contested, 2 marks, 6 tackles, 5 clearances - 3 centre clearances
Round 19 vs Carlton: 27 disposals-12 contested, 1 behind, 6 tackles, 6 clearances - 4 centre clearances, 5 score involvements, 512mg
Round 20 vs Melbourne: 23 Disposals - 13 contested, 3 tackles, 3 clearances - 2 centre clearances

Wil Powell
Senior games: 2

Draft No: 19

Thoughts: Slight frame, and does not ready for the rigours of AFL football but may get a debut at some point this year. one to look out for more in 2019/2020. Performances in the NEAFL are very promising.

JLT performance summary: N/A
Notable performances of 2018:

Round 15 vs Collingwood: 10 disposals, 4 marks, 1 goal, 4 score involvements

Round 16 vs North Melbourne: 15 disposals @ 87%DE - 8 contested, 3 stoppage clearances, 2 score involvements

Charlie Ballard
Senior games: 9

Draft No: 42

Thoughts: Impressive in the contest for someone very underdeveloped. Great contested mark, has plenty of versatility and looks like he could develop into a midfielder. Huge win.

JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018:

Round 13 vs St Kilda: 16 disposals - 4 contested, 8 marks, 1 tackle, 3 1%'s

Brayden Crossley
Senior games: 3

Draft No:
52

Thoughts: Physical beast. Versatile with his ability to play ruck but also play a key forward role well. Didn't disappoint on debut vs WB.

JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018:

Round 7 vs WB: 13 disposals - 9 contested, 2 marks, 1.1 goals, 5 tackles, 7 hitouts

Josh Schoenfeld:
Senior games: 12

Best performance 2017:
Round 20 v Fremantle: 18 Disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 1 behind

Thoughts: Strong performances in the NEAFL all year, and got his call up round 11 vs St Kilda. Didn't light the world on fire but was a solid winger who found space all day. Still developing but could be a good player.

JLT performance summary:
Notable performances of 2018:

Round 14 vs Hawthorn: 20 disposals - 4 contested, 5 marks, 1 behind, 3 tackles, 5 score involvements


Max Spencer:
Senior games: 7

Best performance 2017: Round 23 vs Port Adelaide: 20 disposals, 6 marks, 1 tackle, 3 rebound 50's

Thoughts:
Playing well in the NEAFL. Still needs to put on size but is solid defensively and is pretty clean with ball in hand. his 1%ers are good for a second year player.

Notable performances of 2018: N/A

Jacob Heron:
Senior games: 3

Thoughts:
Looks quick, puts on pressure and skills are solid. Very light and will probably take a few seasons to come on

Notable performances of 2018:
Round 9 vs Port Adelaide: 10 disposals 6 contested, 1 goal, 3 tackles

Jacob Dawson:
Senior games: 2

Best performance 2017: n/a

Thoughts:
Playing well in the NEAFL and looked likely for a debut for a while. Will be better for the experience and looks like he could be a player for the future. very good, local accumulator.

Notable performances of 2018:

Round 15 vs Collingwood: 17 disposals - 10 contested, 2 marks, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 1 clearance, 4 score involvements.


Rookies available to be nominated for the award:
Josh Jaska

*Will write up rookies when/if they get upgraded to primary list


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Thought this thread needed a revisit...

Rising Star Games to the bye round:

Ballard 3
Crossley 3
Scheer 3
Spencer 2
Heron 1


Crossley
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Hitouts
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Hitouts Per Game

Scheer
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game
Ranked 10th among rising stars in Tackles Per Game

Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Contested Possessions Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Clearances Per Game

Ranked 1st among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game

Spencer
Ranked 8th in One Percenters Per Game
Ranked 10th in Effective Disposals % Per Game
Ranked 9th among rising stars in Total One Percenters
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in One Percenters Per Game
Ranked 4th among rising stars in Time On Ground % Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Effective Disposals % Per Game

Ballard is not ranked in key indicators at this stage and Heron is not included as minimum of 2 games applies.
 

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Thought this thread needed a revisit...

Rising Star Games to the bye round:

Ballard 3
Crossley 3
Scheer 3
Spencer 2
Heron 1


Crossley
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Hitouts
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Hitouts Per Game

Scheer
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game
Ranked 10th among rising stars in Tackles Per Game

Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Contested Possessions Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Clearances Per Game

Ranked 1st among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game

Spencer
Ranked 8th in One Percenters Per Game
Ranked 10th in Effective Disposals % Per Game
Ranked 9th among rising stars in Total One Percenters
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in One Percenters Per Game
Ranked 4th among rising stars in Time On Ground % Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Effective Disposals % Per Game

Ballard is not ranked in key indicators at this stage and Heron is not included as minimum of 2 games applies.
If he doesn’t play much this year, I can see Dawson being a chance next year providing we keep him. Has got a great ability to find the ball
 

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Voting for Brodie having played no games and proven nothing is like voting for Luke Davies-Unicorn. He's not even the best NEAFL player, let alone the best of our Rising Star potentials.
 

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Keep playing him now , I don't care about his slim build

https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/2018/06/12/keeping-tabs-standout-players-from-round-12/

Charlie Ballard


Despite his side getting trounced by the Giants, Gold Coast’s South Australian draftee Charlie Ballard showed some positive signs, playing in a role across the wing which saw him also spend plenty of time in the backlines. Ballard’s nine contested possessions were a highlight, given his slim build and the fact he spent most of his under-age career as an outside type. Perhaps the Suns officials see him as more of a big-bodied, balanced midfielder once he further develops. His 10 intercept possessions were also good to see, with his overhead marking and ability to read the play standing out. Look for Ballard to be played in a wide variety of positions, such is his versatility.
 

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Keep playing him now , I don't care about his slim build

https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/2018/06/12/keeping-tabs-standout-players-from-round-12/

Charlie Ballard


Despite his side getting trounced by the Giants, Gold Coast’s South Australian draftee Charlie Ballard showed some positive signs, playing in a role across the wing which saw him also spend plenty of time in the backlines. Ballard’s nine contested possessions were a highlight, given his slim build and the fact he spent most of his under-age career as an outside type. Perhaps the Suns officials see him as more of a big-bodied, balanced midfielder once he further develops. His 10 intercept possessions were also good to see, with his overhead marking and ability to read the play standing out. Look for Ballard to be played in a wide variety of positions, such is his versatility.
I'm liking his ability to hit 20-30m kicks into the corridor.
Doesn't bullet them but weights them well into a hole for our players.
 

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I'm liking his ability to hit 20-30m kicks into the corridor.
Doesn't bullet them but weights them well into a hole for our players.
Thinking he looks more like a CHF or a Winger than a defender though tbh. His defensive work isn't really that impressive, it's just his ability to read the ball and find space that's appealing about him in the backline
 

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I'm liking his ability to hit 20-30m kicks into the corridor.
Doesn't bullet them but weights them well into a hole for our players.
He is more a winger or Doedee type than one and one defender , can't wait for him and KK playing together .
 

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Hoping Ballard will get a nomination this week, it's possible as North tend to target Ben brown 80% of the time when going in the forward 50 which means if he is able to read the play he could find himself cutting them off when going forward to score and end up getting a lot of intercept marks and disposals. I think we should play him as a loose man across the half back line and be a third man up against brown for when it comes in deep to give Thompson or May extra support for spoils.
 

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with how the match committee is spreading the games around we are going to have a lot of boys eligible next year. conceivable we go into 2019 with 3 of 5 2016 draftees, all bar ballard from the 2017 draftees, and all out 2018 draftees eligible for the rising star.
 

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with how the match committee is spreading the games around we are going to have a lot of boys eligible next year. conceivable we go into 2019 with 3 of 5 2016 draftees, all bar ballard from the 2017 draftees, and all out 2018 draftees eligible for the rising star.
Think Crossley will get to 10 games this year because of injuries to Lynch and Day. .. Brodie may also play out the season - which would make both ineligible for next years rising star...
 

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Current Rising Star update - still no nominations....
Rising Star games played to round 15
Ballard 8
Crossley 4
Scheer 4
Schoenfeld 3
Heron 3
Brodie 2
Spencer 2
Dawson 2
Powell 1


Ballard
Ranked 7th among rising stars in Time On Ground % Per Game
Crossley
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Hitouts
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Hitouts Per Game
Scheer
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game
Ranked 10th among rising stars in Goal Assists Per Game
Ranked 5th among rising stars in Tackles Per Game
Ranked 5th among rising stars in Clearances Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game
Heron Stats require min 4 games
Schoenfeld Stats require min 4 games
Brodie - Stats require min 4 games
Spencer - Stats require min 4 games
Dawson - Stats require min 4 games
Powell - Stats require min 4 games

(Have copied Statistics from FOOTYwire Website).
 
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Update after round 17 - Min 4 games played - check out Brodie...

Rising Stars games played
Ballard 10
Crossley 6
Schoenfeld 5
Scheer 4
Brodie 4
Heron 3
Powell 3
Spencer 2
Dawson 2

Ballard
Ranked 6th among rising stars in Time On Ground % Per Game
Crossley
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Hitouts
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Hitouts Per Game

Schoenfeld - not ranked in key indicators.

Scheer
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Tackles Per Game
Ranked 6th among rising stars in Clearances Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game

Brodie
Ranked 6th in Centre Clearances Per Game
Ranked 7th among rising stars in Total Clearances
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Centre Clearances
Ranked 6th among rising stars in Handballs Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Contested Possessions Per Game
. Ranked 1st among rising stars in Clearances Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Centre Clearances Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Turnovers Per Game

(Statistics from FOOTYwire Website).
 
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Update after round 17 - Min 4 games played - check out Brodie...

Rising Stars games played
Ballard 10
Crossley 6
Schoenfeld 5
Scheer 4
Brodie 4
Heron 3
Powell 3
Spencer 2
Dawson 2

Ballard
Ranked 6th among rising stars in Time On Ground % Per Game
Crossley
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Hitouts
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Hitouts Per Game

Schoenfeld - not ranked in key indicators.

Scheer
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Tackles Per Game
Ranked 6th among rising stars in Clearances Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game

Brodie
Ranked 6th in Centre Clearances Per Game
Ranked 7th among rising stars in Total Clearances
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Centre Clearances
Ranked 6th among rising stars in Handballs Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Contested Possessions Per Game
. Ranked 1st among rising stars in Clearances Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Centre Clearances Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Turnovers Per Game

(Statistics from FOOTYwire Website).
4 games in and he's 3rd in total centre clearances. that's unreal
 

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Keep it up Brodie, massive test against one of the best midfielders in Cripps this week. Lets hope our boy can make a mark.
 

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Update after round 19 - Min 4 games played
Will Brodie must get a nomination shortly..!
Rising Stars games played
Ballard 11
Crossley 7
Brodie 6
Schoenfeld 5
Heron 5
Powell 5
Scheer 4
Spencer 2
Dawson 2

Ballard

Ranked 9th among rising stars in Total Contested Marks
Crossley
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Total Hitouts
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Hitouts Per Game

Brodie
Ranked 4th in Centre Clearances Per Game

Ranked 5th among rising stars in Total Clearances
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Total Centre Clearances
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Handballs Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Disposals Per Game
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Tackles Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Contested Possessions Per Game
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Clangers Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Clearances Per Game
Ranked 1st among rising stars in Centre Clearances Per Game
Ranked 2nd among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game
Ranked 5th among rising stars in Metres Gained Per Game

Schoenfeld - not ranked in key indicators.
Heron - not ranked in key indicators.
Powell - not ranked in key indicators
Scheer
Ranked 3rd among rising stars in Inside 50s Per Game

Ranked 5th among rising stars in Tackles Per Game

Ranked 8th among rising stars in Clearances Per Game

Ranked 4th among rising stars in Stoppage Clearances Per Game

(Statistics from FOOTYwire Website).
 

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If will keeps up his form he is a good shout.

The article an afl website was interesting

Angus brayshaw, matT guelfi, Aaron naughton other front
Runners for a nomination
 

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