Player Watch Welcome to Richmond Pick 29 - Sam Banks

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Sterge

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POSITION: Midfielder/Defender



SNAPSHOT: "A smooth-moving half-back who can roll through the midfield, Banks is a great decision maker with pinpoint kicking."



Sam Banks has been a highly-touted Tasmanian prospect for a number of years now since winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award for the Division 2 carnival at the 2019 AFL Under 16 Championships. Banks was a clear star for the Devils, and whilst the past two years have been tough on the Clarence ball-winner, he is a player who remains capable of being a really damaging asset when given the opportunity. With the right development, Banks is a player who in the future, could defy what is looming as a mid-to-late draft selection.



STRENGTHS:

Kicking
Decision making
Athleticism
Upside
Rebounding



IMPROVEMENTS:

Inside game
Defensive pressure

 
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Was liking this kid for a rookie spot if he got through so happy to back the recruiters in with them taking him here. Like that he has a bit of height about him at 187cm and already looks to have a bit of Shane Tuck wiry build about him so a bit of time in the gym should see him end up a solid player.
 

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Jazny

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He did this two weeks after his sixteen birthday :)
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Sam is really highly rated on the Apple Isle.
He was Tasmanian captain at all levels (Under 12โ€™s, 15โ€™s, 16โ€™s and 18โ€™s).

I think he may have gone under the radar of many clubs.
If that's true, it looks like we have snared a great prospect. You cannot be a dud if you have captained your state so many times!
 

db26

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As a Taswegian, and Clarence supporter, stoked with this pick. If it wasnโ€™t for injury, he would have pushed up the rankings imo

It's been mentioned can play in the guts or wing I reckon his pencilled there.
 

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