44 Archie Smith

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Name
Archie Smith
Nationality
aus Australia
Position
Ruckman
Height
201 cm
Weight
99 kg
Current Team
Brisbane Lions
Seasons
2016
Birthday
July 19, 1995
Age
23

INTRODUCTION

Archie Smith turned his back on a promising basketball career after developing a love of Australian Rules football at the relatively ‘mature’ age of 17. In less than 12 months, his ability was obvious and earned him a place on the Lions’ rookie list. He now puts his impressive vertical leap and supreme athleticism to use on the football field as an exciting future ruck prospect.

BACKGROUND

• Archie Smith – the son of former Brisbane Bullets NBL All-Star Andre Moore – looked set to pursue a basketball career in the USA, with a number of colleges offering 201cm prodigy scholarship.

• His supreme athleticism first caught the eye of Lions Academy scouts during the U18 State Basketball Classics in 2012, and the Club acted quickly to provide him with a possible alternate pathway.

• Although Smith first saw the Academy as an opportunity to get fitter for the upcoming basketball season, he quickly fell is love with Australian Rules.

• Less than 6 months after joining the Academy, he was selected to represent Queensland in the AFL U18 National Championships. He played a total of five matches, averaging six disposals and 18 hitouts per game.

• He also played eight NEAFL matches with Mt Gravatt and the Lions Reserves, before being drafted to the Club with Pick No.69 at the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft.

• In less than 12 months since he first kicked an oval Sherrin, Smith was a listed AFL player, with his athleticism and flair in the ruck already drawing early comparisons to West Coast star Nic Naitanui.

AFL

SeasonTeamKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksHitoutsTacklesGoalsBehindsGames playedKHDMHOTG
2016Brisbane Lions103040370101130000000
Total-103040370101130000000

Career Total

SeasonKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksHitoutsTacklesGoalsBehindsGames playedKHDMHOTG
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