The Gold Coast SUNS have pulled off another live pick exchange to trade up the order and snare talented midfielder Jeremy Sharp with Pick 27 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft.
In a trade with Geelong, the SUNS sent their 2019 Pick 64 and 2020 compensation first round pick in exchange for Pick 27, which was used on Sharp.
An outside medium midfielder blessed with very good speed and a penetrating long kick, Sharp is one of three players to earn dual All-Australian selection in the last two years.
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Sharp stood out in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships with his willingness to support his teammates and outnumber the opposition, consistently providing a handball receive option.
He averaged 21 disposals (15.8 uncontested possessions) in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships to be among Western Australia’s best and earn NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours on a second occasion.
He impressed late in the year at senior level with East Fremantle, playing six matches and averaging 15.5 disposals.
Sharp’s decision-making combined with his attacking field kicking has him pinned as a player with some of the most upside in this year’s draft.
Sharp becomes the SUNS’ fourth player selected in the 2019 Draft behind Matt Rowell (pick one), Noah Anderson (pick two) and Sam Flanders (pick 11).
DATE OF BIRTH
13th August 2001