Crows wingman Lachlan Sholl has earned the Round 18 AFL Rising Star nomination.
Sholl, 20, has been one of Adelaide’s strongest contributors over the past fortnight.
“It’s very cool to get these little bits of recognition,” Sholl said.
“I was rapt I was able to get an opportunity and experience AFL footy, and to know other people recognise what I’m doing is a really cool feeling.”
Sholl enjoyed a breakout game in his side’s win over Carlton in Round 17, arguably best on ground with 24 disposals, two goals, eight score involvements and 632 metres gained.
The second-year Crow backed up his performance in Round 18 with a solid outing against Richmond, registering 19 disposals, three clearances and five rebound 50s.
He said it was pleasing to know he could hold his own against this year’s premiership favourites.
“Their intensity, that was the biggest thing that stood out. They hunt the footy and they’re relentless,” Sholl said.
“It was a great experience playing against a side like Richmond that’s had a lot of success recently.”
Selected with pick No.64 in the 2018 National Draft, Sholl made his AFL debut in Round 10 this year and played the final eight games of Season 2020, impressing with his hard running and precision kicking on either foot.