The Gold Coast SUNS have selected ultra-athletic key position player Mac Andrew with the fifth selection in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft.
Standing at 201cm, the Egyptian-born, South Sudanese talent has super athleticism for his size and possesses great aerial ability while also being equally skilful at ground level.
Andrew comes out of the Dandenong Stingrays and Vic Country talent programs, taking his game to new heights in 2021.
GC SUNS National Recruiting Manager Kall Burns said Andrew was capable at either end of the ground and would complement the existing list well.
“We’ve scouted Mac for several years and see great potential in him as an exciting ruck prospect that has versatility to play other positions,” Burns said
“What appealed to us about Mac first and foremost is his competitiveness.
“On top of this, Mac shows tremendous physical attributes; for someone two metres tall he’s fast, agile, has a great leap and is quite skilful and those players don’t come around very often.
“Like many draftees, Mac still has a lot of development ahead of him and we are excited to see where he can progress to in years to come.”
Andrew’s breakout year in 2021 saw him earn selection in the Australian Under 18s team and also named in the NAB League Team of the Year.
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Originally going into the draft with pick 3, the SUNS slid down to pick 5 after bids on father-son selections Sam Darcy (Western Bulldogs) and Nick Daicos (Collingwood).
The SUNS made the first bid on Daicos at selection four before Collingwood matched the bid, allowing Gold Coast to select Andrew.
Heading into the second night of the NAB AFL Draft on Thursday, the SUNS have two remaining selections at what was originally pick 86 and 90.
Club: Dandenong Stingrays, NAB League / Berwick FC / St. Joseph’s Ferntree Gully
State: Victoria (Country)
Date of Birth: 04/12/2003