James Aish at dwelling together with his household ahead of Thursday’s AFL Nationwide Draft. He is with dad and mom Jill and Andrew and siblings Phoebe and Nick. Picture: Sarah Reed. Source: Information Corp Australia
With Victorians Tom Boyd and Josh Kelly all but locked in for the top two choices, Aish may fall anywhere from picks three to seven together with to the Suns who have decide five.
He has met with St Kilda which has choose three “a couple of times” but the Saints and Western Bulldogs who have pick 4 are believed to be keen on two other Victorians.
It means Aish could land at Gold Coast after spending every week living with Suns captain Gary Ablett this season as a part of the AIS program.
The 18-yr-old and his family will join fellow Croweater Matthew Scharenberg on the Gold Coast for the draft the place they are expected to be the first two South Australians chosen.
SA might produce up to eight of the highest 30 draftees with Trent Dumont, Luke Dunstan, George Hewitt, Darcy Hourigan, Malcolm Karpany and James Battersby additionally extremely rated.
“Clearly I am fairly excited that it’s finally come to this stage,” Aish mentioned.
“I’m looking forward to it and seeing hopefully a variety of SA boys (get drafted) especially after (profitable) the nationwide championships.”
With neither Adelaide or Port Adelaide having a pick inside the highest 20, Aish is getting ready to nearly certainly move interstate to observe his dream.
“It is a bit surreal, I’ve solely just turned 18 so I’ve had to get the whole lot sorted the final couple of days, banking, cellphone and all that,” he said.
“However it will likely be a superb challenge and can make me develop up a bit faster.”
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