MUCH-hyped Western Bulldogs forward Jamarra Ugle-Hagan has picked up the round 19 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination after his blistering performance against Melbourne on Saturday night. 

It was a coming of age game for the 195cm key forward as he spearheaded the Dogs to the pulsating win that kept their final dreams alive.

Ugle-Hagan booted five goals, including three in the last quarter and an epic sealer in the dying seconds, in a breakout game for the former No.1 pick.

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NAB AFL Rising Star: Jamarra Ugle-Hagan stars in round 19

Watch the highlights and find out why Jamarra Ugle-Hagan gets the NAB AFL Rising Star in round 19

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Saturday night's performance against the reigning premier was easily the best in Ugle-Hagan's 17-game career, displaying a level of athleticism and attack on the ball that were key components of his game as a draftee.

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As well as booting a career-high five goals, Ugle-Hagan finished with 10 disposals, six marks, five score involvements and five inside 50s.

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Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, round 19 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee

Western Bulldogs forward Jamarra Ugle-Hagan has earned the round 19 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination after his five-goal performance against Melbourne on Saturday night.

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A Next Generation Academy product, Ugle-Hagan was taken by the Bulldogs at pick No.1 in 2020 - their first No.1 pick since Adam Cooney in 2003.

He played five games in his debut campaign last year before leaving no stone unturned in a big pre-season, training extensively with skipper Marcus Bontempelli in an effort to take his game up a level in his second year.

Ugle-Hagan put pen to paper on a contract extension last year, keeping him at the Kennel until at least 2024.