Ok sorry folks. I got caught out with a few dramas. All good now.
Saturday was 40 days to go and next up for discussion is Ben Miller.
195cm 94kg DOB 31 August 1999. Aged 18
Wears jumper number 46.
Taken in last year’s draft at #63
Ben is from Kalgoorlie WA and first came to recruiters eye in 2015 playing as a key back for WA under 16.
During the 2016 season, he played a few games at Colts level with Subiaco, as bottom-age player. 2017 he again commuted from Kalgoorlie to play colts.
His form was impressive enough in 2017 for him to represent WA at the under-18 national championships. He played all four games as ruckman/forward.
Ben was ranked in the top two for speed and agility in the 2017 combine. He has an exceptional vertical leap, excellent penetrating kick and can be extremely dangerous with ball in hand.
This is the Club’s take on him - “We feel Miller is still in the early stages of his football development and he has huge scope for improvement in an AFL environment, considering what he has been able to achieve to this point, while being based in a remote location. He is a big powerful kid, who has the speed, athleticism and skill to develop as a key position player at either end of the ground.”
I made an early call on Graham so while l am on this roll l am stating now that Ben is our next big thing in talls. Basing this off him living, training and going to school in Kalgoorlie and still committed to get himself to Perth and play two seasons of Colts. Obviously very limited training with Subiaco and limited elite training. He is already a good size and under AFL training he is going to be a man mountain.
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