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Hugh Greenwood has been promoted to Adelaide's primary list

Hugh Greenwood has been promoted to Adelaide's primary list

Promising rookie Hugh Greenwood has been elevated to Adelaide’s primary list.

Greenwood has taken the place of draftee Ben Davis, who has been put on the long-term injury list.

Davis, 19, is recovering from surgery to repair a pre-existing foot injury.

A former US College basketballer, Greenwood continues to impress in his AFL transition.

The 190cm, 90kg, midfielder/forward played two games in the JLT Community Series, and was named co-captain of Adelaide’s State League team for the 2017 season.

Greenwood has been the Club’s best performer in the SANFL where he’s averaging 24 disposals (15 contested), eight tackles, seven clearances and a goal a game this year.

Earning a spot on the senior list is the start of another chapter in Greenwood’s remarkable story.

The athletic left-footer hadn’t played football competitively for eight years when he gave up a contract with NBL team, Perth Wildcats, and signed with Adelaide as a Category-B rookie in September, 2015.

Prior to accepting a basketball scholarship at the age of 15, Greenwood was a star junior footballer. He represented Tasmania as a ‘bottom-age’ player at the Under-16 AFL National Championships.

His late grandfather, Peter Marquis, played in three consecutive VFL premierships with Melbourne (1955-57) in his 99 games, and also represented Victoria. 

Greenwood is the second Crows rookie to be promoted this season behind forward Jono Beech.

He is now eligible for AFL selection.