Giants score draft hat-trick
Demon-in-waiting .... WA youngster Jesse Hogan has been traded to Melbourne. Photo: Ken Irwin
Greater Western Sydney will have the first three selections in next month’s AFL national draft after completing a deal with Melbourne which will see Western Australian key-position prospect Jesse Hogan join the Demons.
Melbourne has also obtained the Northern Territory’s Dominic Barry and pick No.20 in the deal, but has given up their prized No.3 and No.13 draft selections to the Giants.
GWS secured the No.2 selection yesterday in a deal which saw Gold Coast off-load that selection to the Giants for pre-listed 16-year-old Jack Martin.
Now that GWS has also secured the No.3 selection, they will have the same scenario as last year when they also had access to the first three players selected on draft day.
Hogan, 17, is a West Australian key-position prospect from Claremont who caught the attention of recruiters at last week's NAB AFL Draft Combine and at this year's AFL Under-18 Championships. But the young gun is unable to play AFL football until 2014.
Barry was zoned to GWS under concession rules that gave the fledging expansion club access to players from the Northern Territory who would be draft eligible by the time of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 drafts.