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The team at AFL Media share their views on Adelaide's top performers through the first half of Season 2017.

Best and fairest
1. Rory Sloane
2. Rory Laird
3. Sam Jacobs
4. Eddie Betts
5. Jake Lever

Best 21 and under: Jake Lever

Most improved: Charlie Cameron

Most courageous: Rory Sloane

Best team player: Jake Lever

Goal of the year: Eddie Betts, Round Nine v Brisbane Lions. The champion small forward is in the running for the goal of the year title for a third-straight season after producing a genuine contender against the Lions. Betts competed for the ball with Darcy Gardiner, but kept his balance through heavy traffic. Betts then showed unbelievable skill to throw the ball on to his left boot and dribble it along the ground through the big sticks from an acute angle.

Mark of the year: Charlie Cameron, Round Nine v Brisbane Lions. Giving up a huge height advantage didn't stop Cameron from flying high over Lions key defender Harris Andrews to take this impressive grab. Cameron has made a habit of producing exciting plays this season with his running bounces through the middle of the ground, down the wing and taking the game on. Cameron was also nominated for mark of the year for a grab against Greater Western Sydney in round one.

Milestones:
Round One, Sam Jacobs (150th game);
Round Nine, Rory Sloane (150th game), Luke Brown (100th game)
Round 11, Josh Jenkins (100th game)
Round 18, Tom Lynch (set to play 100th game)
Round 22, Taylor Walker (set to play 150th game)
Andy Otten (set to play 100th game)