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Pick 27: Zac Fisher

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Carlton has taken Western Australian on-baller Zac Fisher with pick No.27 in the 2016 national draft.

After an outstanding season in the midfield for the Perth Demons, the 18-year-old quickly shot up the draft order, making him a true top-30 contender.

Averaging 21 disposals in four games during the U18 Championships, as well as ranking seventh overall for clearances in the division one carnival, Fisher’s clean hands and quick thinking around the contest was constantly on show.

Although he only stands at 175cm, his height has never stopped him racking up possessions and going in hard at every contest. His ability to keep the ball moving forward is a key part of his game.

 

Carlton’s General Manager of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni says Fisher will be a handy addition to the Blues midfield.

“Zac is very creative by hands – which is very beneficial playing in the midfield – and he has a terrific left field kick,” Silvagni said.

“Although he would be considered a small midfielder, he’s proven himself against men playing seniors over in WA – we can’t wait to see him develop at AFL level.”

Welcome, Zac!

STATS:
DOB: 15.06.1998
Position: Midfielder
Height: 175cm
Weight: 61kg
Club: Perth/Western Australia

THEY SAID IT:

"Looking at a person like Caleb Daniel, he holds his own in the AFL and is having a really good season – it does give me a bit of hope. My goal at the start of the year was just to make 18s and it was a pretty far-fetched goal. I wasn’t even thinking about getting picked up or anything like that. Now I’m definitely thinking about it but I kind of don’t want to get ahead of myself.”

- Fisher chats to The Western Australian in April this year about his goals for the season.