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Ben
King

Height
202 cm
DOB
07-07-2000
Weight
87 kg
Debut
-
Games
2019
14
Career
14
Goals
2019
17
Career
17
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
550
Avg
39
BenKing

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: -
Junior Club:
East Sandringham/Sandringham U18
Draft History: 
2018 NAB AFL National Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No.6 overall

 

The most versatile key position player in the 2018 draft pool, Ben King has proven he can be a force at both ends of the ground.

At 202cm he kicked 11 goals in his first game as a key forward in 2018, after predominately playing most of his football as a key defender. King is also extremely athletic for his size, running the 20-metre sprint in 2.97 seconds at the NAB AFL Draft Combine. He is excellent at ground level and was able to consistently compete and threaten in the forward line for Vic Metro at the Under-18 Championships.

King’s capacity to play at both ends of the ground draws comparisons to St Kilda backman Jake Carlisle and makes him an appealing prospect who can make an impact at AFL level.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 4.6
    • Handballs 2.4
    • Disposals 7.1
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.7
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 39.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 St Kilda Rd 13
Handballs 5 Carlton Rd 18
Disposals 12 Carlton Rd 18
Marks 7 GWS Giants Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Sydney Swans Rd 15
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 65 Essendon Rd 19

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 19
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 6 2 8 7 0 0 2 0 1 1 44
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 5 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 43
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 8 1 9 5 0 2 0 0 2 1 56
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 4 3 7 2 0 3 0 3 0 1 40
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 22
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 5 3 8 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 28
18 Carlton L 99 - 75 7 5 12 6 0 0 1 2 1 2 62
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 7 2 9 5 0 1 0 0 4 0 65
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 5 0 5 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 47
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 3 3 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 22
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 6 2 8 5 0 1 0 1 1 2 50
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 4 1 5 4 0 0 1 0 3 0 41
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 65 34 99 48 0 10 6 10 17 9 550

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 4.6
    • Handballs 2.4
    • Disposals 7.1
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.7
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 39.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 St Kilda Rd 13, 2019
Handballs 5 Carlton Rd 18, 2019
Disposals 12 Carlton Rd 18, 2019
Marks 7 GWS Giants Rd 11, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Sydney Swans Rd 15, 2019
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 19, 2019
AFL Fantasy 65 Essendon Rd 19, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 65 34 99 48 0 10 6 10 17 9 550

Legend

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