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2013 draft prospect: Zak Jones

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Zak Jones of Vic Country poses for a photograph during the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships headshot session, at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on July 2, 2013. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Zak Jones bolstered his draft prospects with an outstanding NAB AFL U18 Champs for Vic Country
Medium defender
Home club:
Dandenong Stingrays
2013 STATS
Comp P K* H* M* G
U18s 5 10.0 6.6 4.2 0
TAC Cup 14 10.1 8.3 3.4 2

The inside word

Jones' draft chances skyrocketed with an incredibly consistent 2013 season. A medium-sized defender who is rarely beaten, Jones has the ability to play on both the small and tall forwards thanks to his closing speed and solid contested marking. Had an outstanding 2013 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships and was subsequently named as Vic Country's Most Valuable Player, as well as being selected in the All Australian team of the carnival. The younger brother of Melbourne star Nathan, Jones has been likened to Collingwood's Alan Toovey in the way he can both shut down an opponent and rebound from defence. Strong overhead for his size and a good decision-maker.

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