IT CAME a week later than his Adelaide teammates might have wanted, but Lachie Sholl's nomination for the NAB AFL Rising Star arrived just in time.
In the final round of the year, the Crows midfielder scooped up the last available nomination for 2020 following an impressive end to the season.
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Sholl was overlooked for the round 17 nomination after his 24-disposal and two-goal best-afield performance in Adelaide's win over Carlton as the selectors rewarded Collingwood's Isaac Quaynor for his sustained performances across the season.
It saw Crows teammates, including defender Tom Doedee, take to Twitter last week to wonder why the youngster had been missed for the round's nomination.
But Sholl, a hard-running and skillful midfielder, has become Adelaide's first nomination of this season after another impressive outing against the Tigers last Saturday.
Exactly????— Tom Doedee (@TDoedee31) September 15, 2020
Isaac is going to be a star (probably already is) but we just want to see our boy get recognised for the immense amount of hard work he’s put in.
No slander to Isaac. Just a deep love for Sholly and the incredible game he had on the weekend ???? https://t.co/nSX23oJs9C
The son of former Carlton player Brett gathered 19 disposals and six marks to continue his exciting end to Adelaide's season.
Sholl, who was drafted to the club with pick No.64 at the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, finished the season with eight games to his name and appearing a nice part of Adelaide's future.