WEST Australian tall forward Logan McDonald has pushed himself into top-10 draft calculations with another exciting performance at senior level in the WAFL.
The 196cm youngster kicked four goals in Perth's 21-point win over East Perth last week, backing up his three-goal performance in the opening round of the WAFL.
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McDonald is viewed as perhaps the most in-form draft hopeful in the country and his performances early in the season's restart, as well as his practice match contributions, have shot him into top-10 contention.
Along with fellow WA top-10 contender Denver Grainger-Barras, who has been playing for Swan Districts' senior side, the state appears well placed to produce some of the leading talls in the 2020 draft crop.
There were a host of other West Australian prospects to enhance their draft hopes last weekend at colts level, with midfielder Swan Districts' Zane Trew (31 disposals) performing strongly, Perth ball-getter Nathan O'Driscoll (25 disposals) and exciting Peel Thunder midfielder Isiah Winder (two goals, 25 disposals) catching the eye.
Key defender Heath Chapman was busy for West Perth with 21 touches in a dominant display to further his top-20 chances, while Logan Young, the son of powerful AFL player agent Colin, was also excellent for Claremont with 31 disposals.
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In South Australia it was a ball-winner who again took top honours from the state's under-18 competition.
Tom Powell continued his stellar month of games with 40 disposals and eight clearances in Sturt's defeat to Norwood. The stoppage star is a medium midfielder with sharp and clean hands who often fires the ball out to teammates in space and has averaged 24 disposals this season.
Port Adelaide father-son option Taj Schofield showed his smarts around goal with two majors for Woodville West Torrens, with the midfielder also gathering 18 disposals, while improving midfielder Caleb Poulter also had 24 disposals.
South Adelaide youngster Jason Horne, who is not eligible to be drafted by a club until 2021, also showed he will be one to watch next year with a best-afield three-goal and 31-disposal effort against West Adelaide.
Horne was a standout for South Australia's under-16s side last year and would likely have featured for their under-18s side this season as a bottom-ager.
Riley Thilthorpe's promise continues to be seen at senior SANFL level for West Adelaide, with the tall forward having 15 disposals and a goal last week.
The 200cm athletic forward is a contender for the No.1 pick this year.
Zac Dumesny, playing on a wing for South Adelaide's senior side, collected 19 disposals in his best game of the season, while small forward Corey Durdin booted two goals from 15 disposals for Centrals' SANFL line-up.
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With the NAB League remaining hopeful its Country conference will start in August, some players in regional areas have hit the field in recent weeks for their local clubs.
Tall defender Zach Reid, who could be a top-15 pick this year, played for Leongatha in Gippsland, midfielder Zavier Maher featured for Shepparton United and ruckman Henry Walsh played for Cobden in a bid to get some matches in during what has been a highly disrupted campaign for Victorian draft hopefuls.