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BRISBANE youngster Brandon Starcevich has quietly pieced together an exciting season in the Lions' back half, but now the improving defender has earned his moment in the spotlight.

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The third-year Lion is the round 13 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee after an impressive performance in his side's two-point win over St Kilda on Sunday.

The 21-year-old had 10 disposals off half-back as he continued his development as a trusted member of the premiership contender's defence.

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NAB AFL Rising Star: Round 13 nominee

The NAB AFL Rising Star round 13 nominee is Brisbane's Brandon Starcevich. Check out his highlights.

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The West Australian has played every game for the Lions this season and settled in as a valued member with his sharp skills and ability to read the play.

Starcevich has had to work his way into coach Chris Fagan's side, having registered a total of five games in his first two seasons with the club.

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But he broke into the Lions' side for their round one loss to Hawthorn and has remained there this year as Brisbane sets itself for a tilt at the flag.

Brisbane drafted Starcevich with pick 18 at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.